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2008 Brass in Concert Championships

Sunday, November 16, 2008

The Sage - Gateshead

Test piece:
Entertainment Programme

Professor David King, Stephen Roberts (Music): Andrew Berryman, David Horsfield (Entertainment): Ian Bousfield (Soloist)

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1 Cory Dr. Robert Childs 10 199+57=256
2 Stavanger Allan Withington 3 193+59=252
3 Grimethorpe Colliery Michael J Garasi 7 194+54=248
4 Brighouse and Rastrick Alan Morrison 8 196+51.5=247.5
5 Fairey Philip Chalk 4 191+54.5=245.5
6 Fodens Garry Cutt 2 190+50=240
7 Leyland Jason Katiskaris 8 189+48.5=237.5
8 Desford Nigel Seaman 12 188+48.5=236.5
9 Whitburn Steven Mead 5 185+51.5=236.5
10 Hepworth (Cookson Homes) Sandy Smith 1 187+46=233
11 Reg Vardy Allan Ramsay 11 186+46=232
12 YBS Morgan Griffiths 9 184+47=231

1st Prize: £4,000
2nd Prize: £2,000
3rd Prize: £1,000
4th Prize: £750
5th Prize: £500
6th Prize: £250
The remaining bands received £100

Don Lusher Trombone Award: Gary McPhee, Brighouse and Rastrick
Youngest Player: Kate Malcolm 12yr 8m, Reg Vardy
Best Euphonium: Michael Howley, Brighouse and Rastrick
Best Soprano: Martin Irwin, Brighouse and Rastrick
Best Principal Cornet: Stephen Wilkinson, Brighouse and Rastrick
John Fletcher Best Basses Award: Fodens
Best Percussion: Stavanger
Best Entertainment Performance: Stavanger
Own Choice March: Brighouse and Rastrick
Best Soloist: David Childs, Cory
New Composition Award: Peter Meechan
Quality of performance: Cory
Winning MD: Dr. Robert Childs


Gloucestershire Brass Band Association - Own Choice March & Test Piece Contest

Sunday 19 November • All Saints’ Academy. Blaisdon Way. Cheltenham GL51 0WH

Rotherham Schools' Youth Brass Band - Fountain City Brass Band

Monday 20 November • Rotherham Minster - Rotherham s60 1pd

Foden's Band - Matt Ford - Lichfield Cathedral

Friday 24 November • 19A The Close, Lichfield WS13 7LD

Lofthouse Brass Band - Pudsey Churches Together Christmas Concert

Saturday 25 November • Pudsey Parish Church, Church Lane, Pudsey, LS28 7BD LS28 7BD

Lofthouse Brass Band - Lofthouse Christmas Fair

Saturday 25 November • Lofthouse Methodist Church, Leeds Road, Lofthouse, Wakefield WF3 3NE

Newstead Brass

November 18 • Bb Cornet (position negotiable). . Newstead Brass, established Midlands Championship section, have opportunity for an additional cornet player. Suitable for experienced player or someone looking to take the next step in their development.

Wakefield Metropolitan Brass Band

November 17 • FRONT ROW CORNET. SOLO TROMBONE. . The band have an exciting concert/contest/marching schedule ahead. We are looking for a committed front row cornet and solo trombone player to come and join us in the Yorkshire 1st Section! MD: Richard Larder.

Glossop Old Band

November 17 • SOLO TROMBONE. The Glossop Old Band Welcomes applications for the Solo Trombone Chair. The Band will be competing in the First Section as of 2018 and are looking to continue its progression back to the top levels of performance

Julian Bright

Conductor, Compere/MC, Cornet Soloist