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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


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