Rhyl Festival of Brass results

stopher

Member
[quote="sparkling_quavers" I would say that was the strength of the competition yesterday there were some good programs[/quote]


Not everyone agreed - I got slated for the program I picked. Oh well, no accounting for taste, especially mine!

Agree with NAS about some of the things backstage first thing yesterday. Found one stagecrew member a bit unhelpful about leaving perc cases backstage in the garage bit and being drawn number 5 but being the 2nd band to play was a big surprise, probably not as much as band drawn 3rd and asked to play 1st!
 

sparkling_quavers

Active Member
stopher said:
Not everyone agreed - I got slated for the program I picked. Oh well, no accounting for taste, especially mine!

Unfortunately I didn't get a chance to hear any of the 3rd Section bands due to the start time of the 2nd Section
 

Fifi

Member
well i had a great day out at rhyl!!!! Big it up with the flixton massive!!! haha. was very enjoable to spend the whole afternoon and evening in the bar!! Even if i was getting very odd looking off roger on the other table!!! ill find out what u were saying about me!! great day, well done to all the other bands! 2bands, 2 weekends and she comes away with 2 prizes as well!!! oh joy!!
 

stopher

Member
Hi Nick

Ellacombe, Hine e Hine, FLight of the Bumblebee, Vitae Lux and Adventures in Brass. Pleased really even though we came 5th (or last) as it was the 1st time in 3rd section, we played allright and got best soloist with Dewi Ellis on Flight of the Bumlebee so came away with something. Looking at the Etertainement adjudication, we were done for not having enough variety in the music
 

nickjones

Active Member
It's a great competition...It could do with extra support tho..so if you play for a band and you want a good entertainment competition to enter...get your forms in for next year..
the acoustics in the Pavillion Theatre are great , good facilities for the bands and a bar...what more do you want from a competition? :D
saw a few familier faces...did not see Roger tho , came up to the bar after I played with Wire tho..
that sounds like a good balanced program mate...you got the solo prize , chin up lad...and the other one. :wink:
.only joking Chris...you can't win em all mate....still you can't do everything or play the parts for them , the band have to perform too...
 
Rhyl Festival

Wire brass did well this weekend, but I think you will find that it was 2 points behind Pemberton rather than 1 if you add the points up correctly.
 

nickjones

Active Member
Re: Rhyl Festival

George Fairhurst said:
Wire brass did well this weekend, but I think you will find that it was 2 points behind Pemberton rather than 1 if you add the points up correctly.

OH NO........STOP THE PRESS...... :wink:
Well done to Pemberton for beating Wire brass by two points.. :roll:
 
stopher said:
Agree with NAS about some of the things backstage first thing yesterday. Found one stagecrew member a bit unhelpful about leaving perc cases backstage in the garage bit and being drawn number 5 but being the 2nd band to play was a big surprise, probably not as much as band drawn 3rd and asked to play 1st!

Hmm yes, was very bizarre!
 

Lotta

Member
On behalf of everyone at Phoenix, I would like to thank the other 3rd section bands who agreed to alter their playing times.

We left the Midlands at 5.15am in order to be there in time (which we would have been if it hadnt been for a broken down coach, the wait for a replacement one for 1hr+, a police escort for a wide load for which we was stuck behind for a further 45 minutes). :evil:

Although none of this was our fault, we couldn't help feel that some people clearly thought it was.

In the end, we came 3rd and won best percussion section (well done dave) which we are very pleased with.

Well done to the other bands and the xylophone player who won the best solo prize.
 

pdjones

New Member
Rhyl contest

In the years when I used to play at Rhyl, I always thought it was a really nice contest to do. Is that still the case?? What problems did you have yesterday Mr Samuel???

Peter Jones
 

lynchie

Active Member
I thought it was a nice contest, and a good hall to play in, but the organisation lacked a bit... we got told 2 or 3 different ways to get to registration, 1 of which would have taken us straight through the room with the adjudicator in!
 

NAS

Member
Re: Rhyl contest

pdjones said:
In the years when I used to play at Rhyl, I always thought it was a really nice contest to do. Is that still the case?? What problems did you have yesterday Mr Samuel???

Peter Jones

I never said I had problems... even if I did I wouldnt be so low to air them on here as I dont think it would benefit my band or the contest organisers. Rhyl has always been a great contest, and in many respects still is. Why do you seem to think I had problems? Also why did you just target my reply? :? . Dont suppose your a contest organier in disguise are you? :wink: . Sorry if your not... just find it coincidental that someone should target that question at me inparticular...plus you joined TMP the day after Rhyl? Im probably just being too suspicious. Again... apologies if im being too suspicious :D .
 

Roger Thorne

Active Member
One thing I found a bit odd with this contest was the compere announced from the stage the bands pre-draw number, and the number they appeared in the programme. Why? The usual numbers appeared either side of the stage for all to see, so what was the reason for mentioning the alloted numbers in earshot of the adjudicator.

Considering the programmes used on the day had also been available the week before they might have well disposed of the box and sat the adjudicator out in the open, because if he had a copy of the prgramme in front of him he would have known exactly who was playing.

I'm certainly not suggesting that there was any 'foul' play going on - far from it - but it did seem a rather odd thing to do.

Let's hope the organisers will get back with an explanation.

:wink:
 

Lotta

Member
Our programme/scores was handed in on the day as requested to do so by the organisers.

I dont think anyone handed it in a week before... did they?
8)
 

Roger Thorne

Active Member
Lotta said:
Our programme/scores was handed in on the day as requested to do so by the organisers.

I dont think anyone handed it in a week before... did they?
8)
The programmes I was refering to were the ones on sale in the foyer listing all the competitors who appreared over the 2 weekends.

:wink:
 

NAS

Member
Btw Lotta... Congratulations on your result! Not many bands would have achieved a result like that after what your band had been through :) . Well done.
 

pdjones

New Member
Rhyl

Ha ha.......

Certainly NOT a contest organiser or ever have been.....

I played at Rhyl on many occasions between 1993 and 1996 with University of Warwick and found it to be a great day out at a contest that USED to be run with almost military precision. I have never visited this site before and now that I have registered will do so regularly.

I no longer play so if there are any bands in the Swansea area requiring a rusty tenor horn player let me know......
 
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