As much as it pains me to say this, I have a feeling it will be the Co's day, although Kinneil will probably push them hard. after that it'll be a struggle between ourselves Nitten and Bo'ness, I'd like to see us taking another third place but it will be hard, still in a bit of transition, lot of new faces and a new MD.
Just going to enjoy playing and meet up with old pals.
If we get a good result then thats a bonus........team building at the moment and Jamesie is doing a great job with us.
Have just moved onto solo horn and loving it to bits.......cya all on Saturday. :roll: :wink:
Cat amongst the pigeons time. I think that Kinneil may closely edge it from the Co. Nothing to do with quality just feel that the Co have so much on their plates with the nationals, spennymoor, Scottish Open and Whitburn that this may just pass them by. Newtongrange could be up there as well and don't discount Johnstone who always put up a lively show in entertainments competitions.
Speaking of which, in Scotland the only test piece contest now is the Scottish Area. When do bands in Scotland get to play real test pieces?? I see an opening for a good old traditional test piece cotest - anyone going to take this forward?
Awrite troops! Just to say that i dinnae know every bond gawn but i hink the so will win it. Tap three will probably be co, kinniel and nitton in nae particular order. C yeez efter (Saturday) Cannae believe im no on the bar! Pish! :dunno :evil:
Kinneil won most of the instrumental prizes apart from; Horn - Co-op,
Basses - Co-op, Percussion - Johnstone.
I Am just going for a pint with Kenny Crookston, so I will post the rest when i return, assuming they have not already been posted and if I can still type!!!
Unison Kinneil also won: Best solist, Best Cornet, Best Euphonium, Best Baritone, Best Trombone and most entertaining programme.
Scottish Co-op won; Best Basses and Best Horn
Johnstone won Best Percussion
Adjudicator: Andrew Duncan
Facilties were much improved and the catering was excellent at Whitburn Academy.
Edited because everytime I put 8 with a bracket round it I got a 8)
Good morning floral_dance.
Nice meeting up with you yesterday...even though it was brief.
Didn't get home 'till late....long drive back to Aberdeen.
Sorry couldn't tell you what Shotts played but I know many of our band were impressed with Kinneils performance.
Thanks...we were really pleased with 4th and it made a long journey home a happy one.