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2014 Scottish Championships — As it happened

All the action from the 2014 Scottish Championships — as it happened.

Scotland • Sunday 9, 19:01:07

Results:
Championship Section:

1. Co-operative Funeralcare (Dr. Nicholas Childs) 195*
2. Whitburn (Ian Porthouse) 193*
3. Dalmellington (Richard Evans) 192
4. Clackmannan District (Paul McKelvie OBE) 190
5. Kirkintilloch Kelvin Brass (Charles Keenan) 189
6. Kingdom Brass (Lynda Nicholson) 188
7. Kirkintilloch (David Roberts) 186
8. Lochgelly (Martyn Ramsay) 184
9. Newtongrange Silver (Lee Skipsey) 183
10. Johnstone (Paul Kiernan) 182

* top 2 bands qualify for the National Finals


Scotland • Sunday 9, 18:27:11

Championship Section:

10. Johnstone (Paul Kiernan)

An uneven start and the animated section takes some time to settle into its stride. Expressive andante finds the band sounding more comfortable and soloists all do well. 6/8 holds together better for them and there’s a lot of good work in the cornet section.

The climax is a bit underpowered and the euphonium is a bit premature with the cadenza, which is otherwise very good. Solo cornet works hard in delivering well. Nice trombone but the BBb bass gets into a slight tangle.

Steady approach to final section and the band continues to work hard to keep it all together. U-V is very scrappy, the band is starting to tire and we lose the exposed soprano top B.

Possibly a bridge too far for Johnstone today but they have obviously worked hard to get a workable performance together.


Scotland • Sunday 9, 17:28:50

Championship Section:

9. Kirkintilloch Kelvin Brass (Charles Keenan)

Individual approach to the opening with crotchets almost accented, but it’s all in place. Following section feels a bit rushed within the tempo and some of the entries go astray.

A nice approach to the expressive section, only minor intonation issues detracting. 6/8 is animated but they work hard to get it all in. Again it threatens to unwind a bit, but the conductor holds it together to the climax.

Euphonium is strong and confident, and solo cornet does well, but the accompaniment is quite loose in places.

Final section finds the band tiring and semiquaver detail often disappears. U-V is very fast but hard to distinguish. Finale remains strong but there is so much along the route that didn't quite get through.

A well-shaped reading but the band was right on its limits technically.


Scotland • Sunday 9, 17:02:56

Championship Section:

8. Kingdom Brass (Lynda Nicholson)

Hesitant opening and there is some untunefulness when the band comes in.

Animated section isn’t all clear but it all flows well to the expressive andante. More blips creep in here and again there is suspect intonation, although it is nicely shaped overall. 6/8 section not as clean or dynamic as some of the earlier ones and it struggles to retain the excitement or sense of climax.

Euphonium plays with confidence and solo cornet is almost perfect in the following solo. Nicely handled trombone solo and BBb gets there although tuning in the accompaniment is suspect again.

Final section starts steadily but there are uncertain entries and total silence for about a bar as it starts to unravel a bit towards U, which is almost safely negotiated.

It seems to lose its focus towards the end of a performance that never seemed to really get into its stride from Kingdom today.


Scotland • Sunday 9, 16:59:57

Championship Section:

7. Whitburn (Ian Porthouse)

Uncharacteristic blip on first note from cornet then it’s back into its stride. Animated section sets off apace and it’s nearly all there. They really are going for it here!

Solo cornet goes it alone in reflective andante, but it's not all clean in the underlying parts. Some stickiness in the closing euphonium part. 6/8 proceeds with energy and dynamism and they are starting show their class after the earlier tension.

Euphonium holds it together well and solo cornet is right on top of it. Artistic trombone and BBb put the seal on a good section.

Final section sets off steadily if a little safe dynamically. It’s all clean and tidy though and it all comes together from U-V.

Tension builds as a high-octane finale approaches, but we wonder if it’s too late to secure victory after the earlier flaws. When it was good it was brilliant, but slips may cost.


Scotland • Sunday 9, 16:18:44

Championship Section:

6. Clackmannan District (Paul McKelvie OBE)

Clean start and animated section sets of at a ‘safe’ dynamic. It stays mainly clean with some occasional blips in the detail.

Expressive cornets lad the way nicely, but again the accompaniment is all a bit on the heavy side and it doesn’t all stay together. 6/8 starts off well but it becomes more untidy as it progresses. Soprano impresses on the build up to the climax.

Euphonium works hard to keep it together in the cadenza and it’s worth the effort. Solo cornet shows his enduring class while trombone and BBb all contribute well.

Finale sets off at a sensible tempo and the band sounds more comfortable here than many. It starts to lose a bit of detail as it moves on and much of U-V is more imagined than heard. It recovers well and the soprano impresses again as it moves along to an accomplished ending.

Not a bad effort overall.


Scotland • Sunday 9, 15:59:00

Championship Section:

5. Co-operative Funeralcare (Dr. Nicholas Childs)

Excellent opening. Very impressive sound from full band. Animated section very tidy too and it moves along with energy and control.

Nice expression from cornets and it feels very comfortable through the andante, which is beautifully handled through to the impressive euphonium solo. 6/8 section is very detailed and precise - a real performance building here and the climax is impressive.

Euphonium seems effortless. Solo cornet impresses (as does repiano), and trombone is equal to the task.

Final section is terrifically detailed and section between U and V impresses, although very fast indeed. Tension and excitement builds through to the climax and it holds strong to the end. Could take a bit of beating here, or anywhere for that matter.


Scotland • Sunday 9, 15:42:11

Championship Section:

4. Dalmellington (Richard Evans)

Nice opening, and although following section moves along like lightning we do hear most of the detail.

They opt for one solo cornet in reflective andante and she plays with aplomb. 6/8 is off at pace and the band are working like Trojans to get it all in, and mainly succeeding. It just feels a bit rushed at times, and it starts to lose detail as it goes on.

Euphonium takes his time in the cadenza and it’s almost flawless. Solo cornet gives a wonderfully committed solo and the trombone is excellent.

Final section starts off quickly and again the band works hard to deliver all the detail. U-V doesn’t quite come through clearly but the excitement builds up to the close, although the ensemble seems to tire a bit in the final technical bars.


Scotland • Sunday 9, 15:41:06

Championship Section:

3. Kirkintilloch (David Roberts)

Soprano loses the high A in the otherwise excellent opening. Animated section moves along apace and it’s difficult to pick it all out from our vantage point.

Andante espress. is tidy but the odd moment of intonation does grate slightly. 6/8 is very animated and there are some good penetrating sounds coming through it, with only occasional lapses along the way.

Euphonium holds it together in the cadenza while the solo cornet impresses with a committed contribution. Nice trombone and the BBb bass is right on it.

Allegro is lively and not all the semiquaver work comes through, but it does hold its shape. U-V not all together and the intricate detail towards the finale is again hard to distinguish. There’s still a lot to commend the ensemble and the finale is strong and confident.


Scotland • Sunday 9, 15:32:01

Championship Section:

2. Lochgelly (Martyn Ramsay)

A tidy start and they deliver a fine sound in the following bars. Next section is on the fast side and we struggle to pick out all the intricate parts.

Nice reflective work from the cornets but the rest of it is a bit safe dynamically. Impressive euphonium winds up slow section. 6/8 keeps its overall shape pretty well but it is hard to pick some of the inner detail, and the cornet section section seem to find it a bit on the fast side. Climax lacks the power expected.

Euphonium is very impressive in the cadenza and solo cornet delivers well. Some doubt over the notation in the BBb bass solo.

Allegro is tidy but dynamic contrast is narrower than expected. U-V is a bit untidy (many will probably be) and soprano just holds the exposed high note. 2nd cornets and trombone C not always in tune. It holds together towards the finale although the ensemble seems to tire a bit. Not a bad effort overall though.


Scotland • Sunday 9, 15:26:06

Championship Section:

1. Newtongrange Silver (Lee Skipsey)

Slightly hesitant start but nice expansive sounds follow and the animated section opens with clarity and it remains tidy to letter F. Following andante section is played in relaxed style and it all weaves together nicely with just the odd slip or two. 6/8 is off to a good start to and a tidy performance starts to take shape as it builds up to an impressive climax.

Euphonium carries cadenza impressively and cornets share the work around with slightly less success. Trombone interjection is delivered with aplomb.

Allegro opens well and the conductor continues to drive them on, with only occasional uncertain entries along the way. U-V not totally successful but it really is moving here.

It picks up well though and the soprano shows his class. We struggle to hear all the later semiquaver detail but the band remains strong to the end. A very good marker from the newly-promoted band.


Scotland • Sunday 9, 14:11:44

Championship Section Draw

Sunday 9th March
Commences: after First Section

Adjudicators: David Read MBE and Michael Dodd

Clackmannan District (Paul McKelvie OBE), 6
Co-operative Funeralcare (Dr. Nicholas Childs), 5
Dalmellington (Richard Evans), 4
Johnstone (Paul Kiernan), 10
Kingdom Brass (Lynda Nicholson), 8
Kirkintilloch (David Roberts), 3
Kirkintilloch Kelvin Brass (Charles Keenan), 9
Lochgelly (Martyn Ramsay), 2
Newtongrange Silver (Lee Skipsey), 1
Whitburn (Ian Porthouse), 7


Scotland • Sunday 9, 14:01:49

Section 1

Results:

1. Granite City Brass (Bruce Wallace)
2. Bon Accord (Stephen Malcolm)
3. Unison Kinneil (Craig Anderson)
4. Newmilns and Galston (Nigel Boddice)
5. Bo’ness and Carriden (Bryan Allen)
6. Dalkeith and Monktonhall (James Chamberlain)
7. Bathgate (Andy Shaw)
8. Broxburn and Livingston (Paul Stone)
9. Coalburn Silver (Gareth Bowman)
10. Croy Silver (Kenneth Blackwood)


Scotland • Sunday 9, 12:54:11

Section 1:

10. Dalkeith and Monktonhall (James Chamberlain)

Tidy start from the final band of this section, but slips creep into the opening of the faster music. Nice transition into slow section and the risks pay off for the finely controlled solo euphonium.

Perhaps a lack of subtlety from the full band in the chorale but it’s all pretty solid into the Avalanche section, where we hear the best percussion entry of the day! It loses a bit of control and accuracy in this section - a shame after a lot of good work earlier in the piece.


Scotland • Sunday 9, 12:40:27

Section 1:

9. Croy Silver (Kenneth Blackwood)

Excellent opening moves nicely into faster section where there are only some small lapses in precision. All stays in place into the slow movement with only minor intonation issues.

Euphonium plays with excellent control if slightly lacking in expression, as do the horns, leading into an expansive chorale. Some uncertainty in percussion at the start of Avalanche and the following bars aren’t quite up to the standard set earlier in the piece. The closing bars see a drop in quality too.

A performance that promised a lot until the final section, but it could still figure.


Scotland • Sunday 9, 12:10:15

Section 1:

8. Newmilns and Galston (Nigel Boddice)

Well-controlled opening and the fast section is the most energetic of the day so far, although it does feel a bit rushed within the tempo at times.

It stays strong into the slow movement, although the euphonium just loses a couple of notes in the solo. The full band sound is perhaps a bit top-heavy at times and there are the odd lapses in confidence in the quieter parts. Avalanche has some lapses in detail although it stays in good shape towards the strong finish.

A lot of good moments here but the odd lapse could keep it away from the top.


Scotland • Sunday 9, 11:58:43

Section 1:

7. Coalburn Silver (Gareth Bowman)

Some noticeable hesitancy in the opening bars, but it recovers well into Snow, Ice and Glaciers, although there are a few clips and uncertainty there too.

It feels a bit on the edge of the glacier at times but the full band sound is big and expansive. Euphonium does well in the solo and the following sounds are again well balanced. Some uncertainty in transition into Avalanche and the slips are still creeping in. A pity about the slips in this one as there were a lot of good aspects to it.


Scotland • Sunday 9, 11:57:16

Section 1:

6. Broxburn and Livingston (Paul Stone)

Horns and flugel aren’t together in the opening but it is nicely controlled otherwise. Faster section is tidy if a bit lighter in style than we’ve heard so far, and it transforms nicely into a nice euphonium solo.

It all holds together well if just lacking slightly in confidence at times. Avalanche opens well but not all the intricate detail is heard, plus there are a few slips in the ensemble. A good effort but it just lacked a bit of detail at times.


Scotland • Sunday 9, 11:39:40

Section 1:
5. Unison Kinneil (Craig Anderson)

Some hesitancy in the opening notes but we soon hear an excellent band sound. Snow, Ice and Glaciers not 100% clean but there is a nice atmosphere and the full band sound is big and robust.

Transition into slow movement has a couple of slips but excellent euphonium solo settles it down again. Nice horns too and the band chorale that follows is excellent, with a fine bass end.

Avalanche gets off to a solid start and it’s all presented with plenty of detailed activity and it stays strong to the end. A good show overall.


Scotland • Sunday 9, 11:21:45

Section 1:
4. Bathgate (Andy Shaw)

Good opening suffers only from intonation in the final bars. Snow, Ice and Glaciers section is all in good shape and it transforms nicely into the slow movement, where the euphonium shows a quality sound.

The horns are nicely controlled too and we gear a nice chorale from the band, although there is some uncertainty in the next transition into Avalanche. We don’t hear the same level of clarity here, but it does pick up towards a strong finale. A good effort just marred by a drop in focus later in the piece.


Scotland • Sunday 9, 11:15:54

Section 1:
3. Bon Accord (Stephen Malcolm)

Excellent opening. Well-balanced too. Excellent bottom end sound. Some intonation issues in fast section but there are some classy sounds coming through from euphonium and trombones.

Euphonium holds it together after earlier split. Horns nicely controlled when they take the melody. Full band sound not completely blended but there is still quality there. Final section moves along nicely but there’s just the slightest loss of accuracy in ensemble as it nears the end. A very good show overall.


Scotland • Sunday 9, 10:45:23

Section 1:

2. Bo’ness and Carriden (Bryan Allen)

Solo cornet has a poor cold start. Good sound once they get going but the opening was a bit hesitant. Reflective section struggles to get into its stride and there are a few clips in solos.

Good again when full band plays. Pity about the slips as this could have been good. Final section has energy and it all comes together with precision.


Scotland • Sunday 9, 10:23:02

Section 1:
1. Granite City Brass (Bruce Wallace)

A bit of a hesitant opening but it soon gets into the flow. Next section is tight. Excellent euphonium and most of the slow mvt goes well, although slip creep in near the close. Avalanche opens insecurely. Goes well to the end but it gets very loud.


Scotland • Sunday 9, 10:20:35

Section 1:
Sunday 9 March
Pre-drawn (starts at 10.00am)
Adjudicators: Stan Lippeatt and David Hirst

1. Granite City Brass (Bruce Wallace)
2. Bo’ness and Carriden (Bryan Allen)
3. Bon Accord (Stephen Malcolm)
4. Bathgate (Andy Shaw)
5. Unison Kinneil (Craig Anderson)
6. Broxburn and Livingston (Paul Stone)
7. Coalburn Silver (Gareth Bowman)
8. Newmilns and Galston (Nigel Boddice)
9. Croy Silver (Kenneth Blackwood)
10. Dalkeith and Monktonhall (James Chamberlain)


Scotland • Saturday 8, 21:34:19

And that's it for Saturday 8th March. 12 hours after the first note is blown in Perth, the Scots bring the long day to a close.

Hope you've enjoyed the coverage. Be with us tomorrow when the North West joins Scotland, Midlands and the West of England regional jamboree.


Scotland • Saturday 8, 21:31:48

Result section 3:

Third Section:
Test Piece: 'Partita for Band' (Postcards from Home) - Professor Philip Wilby

Saturday 8th March
Draw: Pre-drawn
Commences: after Fourth Section

Adjudicators: Stan Lippeatt & Alan Morrison

1. Tullis Russell Intermediate (Steven Craig) 185*
2. Dunaskin Doon (Gary Williams) 184*
3. Barrhead Burgh (Brian Keachie) 182
4. Selkirk Silver (Alan Fernie) 180
5. Irvine & Dreghorn (John Boax) 179
6. Langholm Town (Chris Shanks) 178
7. Renfrew Burgh (Mark Good) 177
8. Dumfries Town (Neill McDonald) 176
9. Peebles Burgh (Kevin Wadsworth) 175
10. MacTaggart Scott (Jamie MacVicar) 174

Instrumentalist: Solo Horn (Tullis Russell Intermediate)

*Top 2 bands qualify for National Final


Scotland • Saturday 8, 20:55:41

Section 3:

Partita sorted the Scottish challengers out in Perth. This could be a very close call:

4BR Prediction:

1. Barrhead
2. Selkirk Silver
3. Tullis International


Scotland • Saturday 8, 20:52:42

Section 3:

9. MacTaggart Scott (Jamie MacVicar)

Fine effort from MacTaggart Scott that just towards the end, but a great effort from the young band, one of which they can be proud.


10.Peebles Burgh (Kevin Wadsworth)

Peebles really goes it for it and in the main its a tidy reading. It does lose clarity at times, which may keep it away from the top


Scotland • Saturday 8, 20:34:59

Section 3:

8. Dunaskin Doon (Gary Williams)

A good opening section from Dunaskin just loses it ways slightly through the middle sections but recovers well at the end. Those middle sections could be key as to whether it features today.


9. MacTaggart Scott (Jamie MacVicar)

Fine effort from MacTaggart Scott that just towards the end, but a great effort from the young band, one of which they can be proud.


Scotland • Saturday 8, 20:05:58

Section 3:

6. Langholm Town (Chris Shanks)

A fine performance that just lost its way in the tricky 'Sunday Afternoon' section.


7. Irvine and Dreghorn (John Boax)

A rather pacey one from Irvine and Dreghorn that lost focus and clarity which could prove costly today.


Scotland • Saturday 8, 19:51:00

Section 3:

5. Tullis Russell Intermediate (Steven Craig)

Great enthusiastic reading from Tullis enhanced by trombone section.

Half way point

As the judges have quick comfort break, intriguing contest is unfurling in Perth. Plenty to play for but:

1. Barrhead Burgh
2. Selkirk Silver
3. Tullis Russell


Scotland • Saturday 8, 19:14:30

Section 3:

3. Barrhead Burgh (Brian Keachie)

Excellent reading from Barrhead that unfortunately had lapses of concentration at times.

4. Renfrew Burgh (Mark Good)

A reading where the MD's good intentions didn't quite come off today. Too untidy throughout to be a real challenger today.


Scotland • Saturday 8, 18:43:48

Section 3:

1. Selkirk Silver (Alan Fernie)

Committed account from Selkirk to open, but percussion was very prominent in closing section.

2. Dumfries Town (Neill McDonald)

Dumfries deliver a committed reading that was very mixed at times today but full marks to the youngsters for effort.


Scotland • Saturday 8, 17:46:47

Section 3 Draw:

Third Section:
Test Piece: 'Partita for Band' (Postcards from Home) - Professor Philip Wilby

Saturday 8th March
Draw: Pre-drawn
Commences: after Fourth Section

Adjudicators: Stan Lippeatt and Alan Morrison

1. Selkirk Silver (Alan Fernie)
2. Dumfries Town (Neill McDonald)
3. Barrhead Burgh (Brian Keachie)
4. Renfrew Burgh (Mark Good)
5. Tullis Russell Intermediate (Steven Craig)
6. Langholm Town (Chris Shanks)
7. Irvine and Dreghorn (John Boax)
8. Dunaskin Doon (Gary Williams)
9. MacTaggart Scott (Jamie MacVicar)
10. Peebles Burgh (Stephen Baird)


Scotland • Saturday 8, 17:45:19

Result Section 4:


Fourth Section:
Test Piece: 'Three Spanish Impressions for Brass Band' - Alan Fernie

Saturday 8th March
Draw: Pre-drawn
Commences: after Second Section

Adjudicators: Michael Dodd and David Hirst

1. Callander Brass (Ian Milligan) 184*
2. Tayport Instrumental (Frank Culross) 183*
3. Whitburn Heartlands (Robert Fraser) 182
4. Highland Brass (Mark Bell) 181
5. Bon Accord Silver ‘B’ (Robert Fraser) 180
6. Buckhaven and Methil Miners (David Neil) 179
7. Dunfermline Town (Scott Findlater) 178
8. Queensferry Community Brass (James Anderson) 177
9. Dundee Instrumental (Frank Culross) 176
10. Creetown Silver (Stuart NcNab) 175
11. Penicuik Silver (Stuart Black) 174
12. Stranraer Brass (Yvonne Williamson) 173
13. Dysart Colliery (Bruce Fraser) 172
14. Hawick Saxhorn (Colin McCabe) 171

Instrumentalist: Solo Trombone - Tayport Instrumental
Youngest BBb Bass: Kirsty Adams - Whitburn Heartlands

*Top 2 Qualify for National Final


Scotland • Saturday 8, 17:27:53

Section 4 Update:

It's been a tight contest in Perth it seems. Our colleague Kenneth Crookston who was on stage with Whitburn Heartlands has opted for:

4BR Prediction:

1. Tayport
2. Buckhaven
3. Bon Accord


 


Scotland • Saturday 8, 16:33:25

Section 4 Update:

Apologies for lack of updates in Section 4.

Buckhaven and Methil have produced one of the best sounding accounts today along with Bon Accord.


Scotland • Saturday 8, 13:15:39

Section 4 Draw:

Fourth Section:
Test Piece: 'Three Spanish Impressions for Brass Band' - Alan Fernie

Saturday 8th March
Draw: Pre-drawn
Commences: after Second Section

Adjudicators: Michael Dodd and David Hirst

1. Penicuik Silver (Stuart Black)
2. Callander Brass (Ian Milligan)
3. Creetown Silver (Stuart NcNab)
4. Whitburn Heartlands (Robert Fraser)
5. Dysart Colliery (Bruce Fraser)
6. Stranraer Brass (Yvonne Williamson)
7. Hawick Saxhorn (Colin McCabe)
8. Dunfermline Town (Scott Findlater)
9. Queensferry Community Brass (James Anderson)
10. Buckhaven and Methil Miners (David Neil)
11. Dundee Instrumental (Frank Culross)
12. Bon Accord Silver ‘B’ (Robert Fraser)
13. Highland Brass (Mark Bell)
14. Tayport Instrumental (Frank Culross)


Scotland • Saturday 8, 13:13:21

Result: Section 2

1. Tullis Russell Mills (Paul Drury) 189*
2. St. David's Brass (John A. Dickson) 187*
3. Arbroath Instrumental (Michael Robertson) 185
4. Perthshire Brass (Jason Blyth) 184
5. St. Ronan’s Silver (Chris Bradley) 183
6. Shotts St. Patrick’s (Michael Marzella)
7. Jedforest Instrumental (Phil Rosier) 181
8. Kingdom Brass ‘B’ (Paul Kiernan) 180
9. Annan Town (Peter Heyes) 179
10. City of Discovery (Eoin Tonner) 178
11. Campbeltown Brass (Paul Stone) 177

Instrumentalist: Stuart Dickson (cornet) St. David's Brass

*Top 2 qualify for National Final


Scotland • Saturday 8, 12:41:14

Section 2:

Overall:

An enjoyable opening to the weekend in Perth and it could be a close call at the top end.

4BR Prediction:

1. St David's
2. Tullis Russell Mills
3. Annan
4. Arbroath Instrumental

11. Campbeltown Brass (Paul Stone)

Committed account from Campletown that certainly didn't lack excitement.

10. Perthshire Brass (Jason Blyth)

Real top effort from the youngsters of Perthshire Brass that certainly had its moments.

9. Kingdom Brass ‘B’ (Paul Kiernan)

Good overall effort from Kingdon B with some committed solo contributions.


Scotland • Saturday 8, 11:57:40

Section 2:

8. St. Ronan's Silver (Chris Bradley)

Newly promoted St Ronan's delivers a robust reading that holds together well.

7. City of Discovery (Eoin Tonner)

Full marks to City of Discovery who found Chaucer's Tunes tough going but was totally committed especially with reduced numbers on stage

6. Shotts St. Patrick's (Michael Marzella)

A very energetic reading from Shott's today.


Scotland • Saturday 8, 11:04:04

Section 2:

5. Tullis Russell Mills (Paul Drury)

Tullis delivers a reading notable for the quality of ensemble playing

4. Arbroath Instrumental (Michael Robertson)

Arbroath impresses with excellent reading and ensemble but some intonation and slips in the slow movement were noticeable.

3. Annan Town (Peter Heyes)

Impressive reading from Annan from first note until last. Good contest developing in Perth.


Scotland • Saturday 8, 10:20:39

Section 2:

3. Annan Town (Peter Heyes)

Impressive reading from Annan from first note until last. Good contest developing in Perth.


2. Jedforest Instrumental (Phil Rosier)

Not a bad account from Jedforest that just lacked in confidence at times.

1. St. David's Brass (John A. Dickson)

A good opener from St David's nicely shaped with some excellent solo contributions.


Scotland • Saturday 8, 10:06:26

Section 2 Draw:

Second Section:
Test Piece: 'Chaucer's Tunes' - Dr Michael Ball

Saturday 8th March
Draw: Pre-drawn
Commences: 9.30am

Adjudicators: Alan Morrison and David Read MBE

1. St. David's Brass (John A. Dickson)
2. Jedforest Instrumental (Phil Rosier)
3. Annan Town (Peter Heyes)
4. Arbroath Instrumental (Michael Robertson)
5. Tullis Russell Mills (Paul Drury)
6. Shotts St. Patrick's (Michael Marzella)
7. City of Discovery (Eoin Tonner)
8. St. Ronan's Silver (Chris Bradley)
9. Kingdom Brass ‘B’ (Paul Kiernan)
10. Perthshire Brass (Jason Blyth)
11. Campbeltown Brass (Paul Stone)


Scotland • Saturday 8, 10:05:28

The Scottish Championships are underway in Perth. Three Sections taking place today whilst all of sections 1-4 have been pre-drawn to aid the bands.

Section 2 is underway with Alan Morrison & David Read MBE making the decisions.


Scotland • Friday 7, 11:38:55

For Scottish Championships preview & predictions go to:
www.4barsrest.com/­articles/­2014/­1439.asp




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


Hucknall & Linby Brass

November 20 • Hucknall and Linby Band - 2nd section- Require a front row cornet player. We rehearse Thursdays 7.30 -9.30 in Hucknall, Nottingham. With great transport links to the city centre and the universities.


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.


Ian Porthouse


Cornet soloist, clinician, conductor and adjudicator