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2005 Brass in Concert Championships

Sunday, November 20, 2005

The Sage - Gateshead

Test piece:
Entertainment programme

Nigel Boddice, Dr Goff Richards (Music): Stan Lippeatt, Somone Rebello (Entertainment): Nicholas Hudson (Soloist)

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1 Grimethorpe Colliery UK Coal Richard Evans 6 256
2 Brighouse & Rastrick James Gourlay 8 251.5
3 Buy As You View Band Dr Robert Childs 1 244.5
4 Reg Vardy Ray Farr 3 244
5 Sellers International Phillip McCann 2 243
6 Whitburn Andy Duncan 4 240
7 Scottish Co-op Allan Ramsay 5 239
8 Mount Charles Nigel Weeks 7 238.5
9 Polysteel (Flowers) Philip Harper 9 238
10 Hepworth Persimmon Homes Band Mark Bentham 10 232
11 Ransome Chris Jeans 11 231


1st Prize: £4,000
2nd Prize: £2,000
3rd Prize: £1,500
4th Prize: £1,000
5th Prize: £500
6th Prize: £250
The remaining bands received £100

Best Soloist: Richard Marshall, Grimethorpe Colliery UK Coal (Everybody Loves The Blues’)
Best Principal Cornet: Alan Morrison, Brighouse
Best Soprano: Kevin Crockford, Grimethorpe Colliery UK Coal
Best Euphonium: David Childs, BAYV
Best Percussion: Grimethorpe Colliery UK Coal
Best March: Scottish Co-op (Keighley Moor)
Best Entertainment and Presentation: Grimethorpe Colliery UK Coal
Best Composition: Ray Farr, ‘It’s Just Talk’
Best Music Playing: Grimethorpe Colliery UK Coal
Youngest Player: Kirsty Rogers Ransome, 13 years of age

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