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2016 National Championships of Great Britain
Third Section: As it happened

All the action from the 2016 National Championships of Great Britain — Third Section — as it happened. Comments by Malcom Wood.

Section 3

Sunday 18, 19:51:04

Prize Winners from Section Three

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Dean Jones winning MD Crofton Silver

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Crofton Silver take the National title

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1st. Place Crofton Silver (Dean Jones)

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2nd Place. J36 (Andrew Warriner)

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Best Instrumentalist: Steven Craig (flugel) — J36

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3rd Place. Tendring Brass (Anthony Sanders)

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4th Place. 4. Chinnor Silver (David Pegram)

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5th Place. Farnworth & Walkden (Matthew Shaw)

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6th Place. Blackpool Brass (John Pearson)


Section 3

Sunday 18, 15:59:13

Results

Test Piece: 'Lake of the Moon' — Kevin Houben
Adjudicators: David Childs and Richard Marshall

1. Crofton Silver (Dean Jones)
2. J36 (Andrew Warriner)
3. Tendring Brass (Anthony Sanders)
4. Chinnor Silver (David Pegram)
5. Farnworth & Walkden (Matthew Shaw)
6. Blackpool Brass (John Pearson)
7. Dronfield Genquip (Simon Kerwin)
8. Rhyl Silver (Keith Jones)
9. Valley Brass (Haydock) (David Chadwick)
10. Selkirk Silver (Stuart Black)
11. Gillingham Imperial (James Bennett)
12. Campbeltown Brass (Gordon Evans MBE)
13. Midsomer Norton & Radstock (Gareth Key)
14. Briton Ferry (Jeff Pearce)
15. Stourport-on-Severn (Oliver Wilson)
16. Phoenix Brass (Crewkerne) (David Boorer)
17. Melton (Graham Sutton)
18. Pleasley Colliery Welfare (Geof Benson)
19. Bearkpark & Esh Colliery (Peter Elcoat)

Best Instrumentalist: Steven Craig (flugel) — J36


Section 3

Sunday 18, 15:16:20

Malcolm Wood's closing thoughts and predictions

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It must be said for all the spot the film tunes and classical music references, 'Lake to the Moon' has proved to be a taxing but enjoyable challenge for the bands.

The first three bars have given an indication of the quality of performances that could follow and the quality has certainly risen to the top. Interesting to hear what David Childs and Richard Marshall have to say and how many references are made to things such as intonation.

In terms of where is our 50p, its going to be close at the top we think between Tendring Brass, J36, Farnworth & Walkden with Blackpool Brass and Crofton Silver in contention along with Briton Ferry. Campbletown Brass,Valley Brass (Haydock) and Gillingham could be outside bets.

So 4BR kiss of death...

4BR Prediction:

1. Tendring Brass
2. J36
3. Farnworth & Walkden
4. Blackpool Brass
5. Campletown Brass
6. Briton Ferry

Dark Horses: Gillingham Imperial, Valley Brass (Haydock)


Section 3

Sunday 18, 14:47:38

19. Gillingham Imperial

Conductor: James Bennett
Region: West of England

Principal Players:

Principal Cornet: Liam Carey
Solo Euphonium: Malcolm Francis
Soprano: Tom Malleson
Solo Horn: Jackie Adams
Solo Trombone: Nathan Biss
Flugel: Michelle Hudson
Baritone: Stuart Ingham
Eb Tuba: Sarah Barnes
Bb Tuba: Peter Gatehouse
Percussion: Andrew Bartlett

Test piece views:

'Lake of the Moon' has something in it for every player in the band and we think it safe to say that every one of us has thoroughly enjoyed working on it. And excellent choice of test-piece!

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Performance:

Blimey that was one heck of a big sounding band that guaranteed it left nothing on stage today. Anyone getting a quick forty winks before Section 1 won't have been dosing too long.

Gillingham was bold, colourful, not always on the money, but it could be one of those that may just miss a shout out on stage today.

Overall:
Purposeful for sure but is it enough today? Big sounding band for sure.

Star player:
Malcolm Francis on euphonium no shrinking violet today.


Section 3

Sunday 18, 14:27:17

18. Chinnor

Conductor: David Pegram
Region: London & Southern Counties

Principal Players:

Principal Cornet: Chris Andrews
Solo Euphonium: Tristram Church
Soprano: ED Clarke
Solo Horn: Carole Pegram
Solo Trombone: Daniel King
Flugel: Karen Burton
Baritone: Allison Jamieson
Eb Tuba: Ray Scotcher
Bb Tuba: John Neighbour
Percussion: Samantha Warman

Test piece views:

A fantastic piece for lower section bands — full on challenge for percussion team but the problems are more subtle for the brass. Has so mnay traps as you would expect but the band enjoy the piece.

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Performance:

One that grew in confidence and stature from the London & SC challenger. There was some tricky moments that just never came off and the dynamics and tempos were pushed a little bit too much, challenging the ensemble to be out of its comfort zone at times, but they finished well.

Can't fault the effort, desire or commitment, but it just didn't make the impression with us to be a real contender today. [Malcolm Wood]

Overall:
The end was better than the start for sure, which was a real pity.

Star player:
Allison Jamieson on baritone was on good form.


Section 3

Sunday 18, 14:11:26

17. J36

Conductor: Andrew Warriner
Region: North of England

Principal Players:

Principal Cornet: John Evans
Solo Euphonium: Gary Williams
Soprano: Adrian Turner
Solo Horn: Victoria Howarth
Solo Trombone: Becky Stead
Flugel: N/K
Baritone: Sara Mckinley
Eb Tuba: Cyril Stoneham
Bb Tuba: Joe Boyce
Percussion: Andrew Woolcock

Test piece views

The band have found 'Lake of the Moon' very challenging but enjoyable to practice.We are hoping to secure a top half finish which will cap a great first year.

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Performance:

The Cumbrian contender may have had a shaky start but they recovered to deliver an excellent coherent and musical rendition. Full of colours, vibrancy and effective dynamics and tempos, the quality within the ensemble ranks was very much in evidence.

Not everything came off as it could have done and one or two chances were taken, which may or not tickle the judges' tummies today, but the quality was certainly on display. [Malcolm Wood]

Overall:
Quality on display and it certainly had enough about it to make an impression, but whether it has done enough?

Star player:
John Evans on Principal Cornet delivered a quality show throughout.


Section 3

Sunday 18, 13:52:38

16. Rhyl Silver

Conductor: Keith Jones
Region: Wales

Principal Players:

Principal Cornet: Stuart Parry
Solo Euphonium: Mathew Stenson
Soprano: Julian Joannidi
Solo Horn: Steffani Butler
Solo Trombone: Thomas Crabtree
Flugel: Rhian Parry
Baritone: N/K
Eb Tuba: Richard Turner
Bb Tuba: Ron Rees Davies
Percussion: Alan Cragg

Test piece views:

There are moments throughout that remind the band of other pieces (whether intentional or not). This seemed to make it a little more enjoyable to work on for me and the band.

The syncopated rhythms that pop up have needed a lot of thought as well as the dis-chords which makes tuning tricky. All of these features add up to a test piece that is certainly a challenge to secure that good, musical performance we all strive for.

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Performance:

Bold, colourful and a little robust at times, but there was plenty to appreciate from the North Wales contender on stage today.

A nice reading unfolded but it just suffered from some over eagerness and excitement at times which took the sheen of things on more than one occasion. [Malcolm Wood]

Overall:
The Welsh gave it their all, but it may not float the judges boat today.

Star player:
Rhian Parry on flugel deserves a mention as the player to stand out.


Section 3

Sunday 18, 13:37:06

15. Valley Brass (Haydock)

Conductor: Dave Chadwick
Region: North West

Principal Players:

Principal Cornet: Joshua Jones
Solo Euphonium: Adam Hooton
Soprano: Micheal Rollinson
Solo Horn: Kate Kilbane
Solo Trombone: Kieran Middlehurst
Flugel: Chris Whittle
Baritone: Patrick Kilbane
Eb Tuba: Christian Teasdale
Bb Tuba: James Hooton
Percussion: Tom Leather

Test piece views:

'The Lake of the Moon' is a challenging, yet exciting piece to play; consisting of dramatic sounds that will literally shake the room. We have studied the piece thoroughly, analysing every note. As a whole, the piece is great to play and has challenged us to improve our playing for The National Finals and future competitions to come.

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Performance:

Well this was a fine old effort from the youngsters of Valley Brass from Merseyside. What came through were bits of musical meat on the bones than some of the other challengers have not managed so far today.

Full credit to David Chadwick for his attention to detail with the score and the band responded superbly. [Malcolm Wood]

Overall:
One that could just create a bit of surprise, but who knows. Cant knock the committment.

Star player:
Whatever the result, the whole lot of them.


Section 3

Sunday 18, 13:21:21

14. Phoenix Brass (Crewkerne)

Conductor: David Boorer
Region: West of England

Principal Players:

Principal Cornet: Matt Read
Solo Euphonium: John Woods
Soprano: Lloyd Williams
Solo Horn: Cathryn Wilkes
Solo Trombone: Martin Stokes
Flugel: Anne Stone
Baritone: Alan Read
Eb Tuba: Phil Chidgey
Bb Tuba: Andy Symes
Percussion: Nick Stokes

Test piece views:

The band's overall impression of the test piece is that it has some great contrasting moments, and works well as a third section test piece. It has some challenging moments for some players, but, I feel, it is a lovely piece of music first and foremost.

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Performance:

The West Country outfit relished their contesting rendition that was full of musical vigour and commitment.

Not everything came off though which was a real pity. There were some excellent musical lines but there was some over exuberant ones as well. Less is more as they say.

Tiredness in the ranks at the end. [Malcolm Wood]

Overall:
One not without its moments that never fulfilled its potential and expected to come up short today for us.

Star player:
Matt Read on top man was a good leading line today.


Section 3

Sunday 18, 13:06:44

13. Selkirk Silver

Conductor: Stuart Black
Region: Scotland

Principal Players:

Principal Cornet: Colin Kemp
Solo Euphonium: Brian Hermiston
Soprano: Stuart Kemp
Solo Horn: Les Mallin
Solo Trombone: Andrew Murray
Flugel: Issie French
Baritone: Andy Holmes
Eb Tuba: Bill Brydon
Bb Tuba: Chris Highton
Percussion: Graham Borthwick

Test piece views:

None given

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Performance:

A cautious start from the Scots underpins their performance in many ways. It was a little uncertain and nervous at times with too much musical contesting excitement instead of composed and calm when needed.

The potential was there for sure, but it just never came off. [Malcolm Wood]

Overall:
One that didn't hit its musical straps today.

Star player:
Issie French on flugel was on good form.


Section 3

Sunday 18, 12:47:52

12. Briton Ferry

Conductor: Jeff Pearce
Region: Wales

Principal Players:

Principal Cornet: Ann Thomas
Solo Euphonium: Christian Jenkins
Soprano: David Edwards
Solo Horn: Sharon Pearce
Solo Trombone: Adam George
Flugel: Hayley Jenkins
Baritone: Carys Wilkinson
Eb Tuba: N/K
Bb Tuba: N/K
Percussion: Joseph Stanbury

Test piece views:

None given

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Performance:

The Welsh out certainly enjoyed their musical sojourn on the contest stage. There was lots of self belief and appetite to deliver the goods and they did so with purpose.

Not everything went to plan, but there was good musical lines, dynamics, contrasts and tempos and the MD let the music flow and didn't push the ensemble or percussion beyond their limits. [Malcolm Wood]

Overall:
A rendition that may come into the minds of the judges later on.

Star player:
Sharon Pearce on horn was a real joy, full of passion, desire, commitment.


Section 3

Sunday 18, 12:31:56

11. Pleasley Colliery Welfare

Conductor: Geof Benson
Region: Midlands

Principal Players:

Principal Cornet: Terry Brown
Solo Euphonium: Sam Ridley
Soprano: Dave Marson
Solo Horn: Claire Benson
Solo Trombone: Sally Thornburn
Flugel: Tracey Roker
Baritone: Alan Kemp
Eb Tuba: Julian Turner
Bb Tuba: Dave Howells
Percussion: Tim Revill

Test piece views:

Lake of the Moon — sounds like Batman meets Braveheart over a takeaway meal. Lovely sounds and enjoyable to rehearse.

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Performance:

A rendition from the Midlanders that started off with good musical intentions but despite the wishes of the conductor, didn't quite come off in the way all would hope.

Robust at times, lyrical at others, but not everything gelled together as it needed to which was a real pity as the musical potential was there. [Malcolm Wood]

Overall:
A rendition that didn't reach its full musical powers today.

Star player:
Going with Tracey Roker on flugel for a committed effort.


Section 3

Sunday 18, 12:15:31

10. Farnworth & Walkden

Conductor: Matt Shaw
Region: North West

Principal Players:

Principal Cornet: Adam Galloway
Solo Euphonium: Ernest Collier
Soprano: John Brookes
Solo Horn: Amanda Davies
Solo Trombone: Lesley Quirk
Flugel: Jonny Earl
Baritone: Iain Roscoe
Eb Tuba: Neil Mayoh
Bb Tuba: Matt Walker
Percussion: Harrison Cunliffe

Test piece views:

None given

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Performance:

It's bold, colourful and confident from the Lancastrians to open. The musical lines are not bad at all. The energy and drive remains and the tempos and dynamics are pushed but not beyond the limits.

The challenge of playing calmly, lyrically and quieter tests them, but it's a nice section. There is a real sense of purpose about this and they close well. [Malcolm Wood]

Overall:
That was certainly a reading of good musical purpose.

Star player:
Tasty bit of soprano work from John Brookes.


Section 3

Sunday 18, 12:06:56

Malcolm Wood's halfway thoughts:

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The writings on the horse!

Well this cinematic piece would get film lovers licking their lips if there was a tv quiz based around Tom O'Connor's 'Name that Tune?'. Ok, you can pick out the snippets from Braveheart et al, but there is a lot more to the score than the themes and this piece is sorting them out good and proper.

We have heard a number of adrenaline-fuelled renditions, be it from nervous tension etc, but not many have really delivered coherent musical readings as yet when it comes to what is on the score.

1. Tendring Brass
2. Blackpool Brass
3. Crofton Silver


Section 3

Sunday 18, 11:43:57

9. Tendring Brass

Conductor: Antony Sanders
Region: London & Southern Counties

Principal Players:

Principal Cornet: Chloe Jay
Solo Euphonium: James Hartwell
Soprano: Matthew Harmer
Solo Horn: Beverley Bond
Solo Trombone: Caroline Sanders
Flugel: Becky Smith
Baritone: Jane Gibson
Eb Tuba: William Cooper-Keeble
Bb Tuba: Bob Bales
Percussion: Craig Sanders

Test piece views:

Tendring Brass feels that the choice of 'Lake of the Moon' for the National Finals was an inspired one, both from a player and audience perspective.

Every member of the band, without exception, has enjoyed the many challenges it presents. This has created a very positive attitude within the band room during preparations for the National Finals.

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Performance:

It's certainly bold, purposeful and to open with good musical colours, although there is the odd moment of uncertainty from some players. This is developing well though.

There is some good music on show and they close well. [Malcolm Wood]

Overall:
Not a bad one at all, and one certainly to address tuning and intonation.

Star player:
Solo Horn: Beverley Bond, solo horn certainly felt at home in the cinematic piece.


Section 3

Sunday 18, 11:27:19

8. Crofton Silver

Conductor: Dean Jones
Region: Yorkshire

Principal Players:

Principal Cornet: Andrew Clutton
Solo Euphonium: Stephen Graham
Soprano: Graham Firth
Solo Horn: Vicky Rowlands
Solo Trombone: Andrew Brookes
Flugel: Matthew Bradley
Baritone: Paul Hardcastle
Eb Tuba: Cameron Huntley
Bb Tuba: Nigel Brookes
Percussion: Harry Searles

Test piece views:

None given

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Performance:

Intelligent approach from the MD who lets the performance build but making sure there is a tight reign on the dynamics and tempo markings. Good to hear melodic lines in an expressive way and not many bands today (so far) have caught on that the threatening music has to be portrayed with energy and not aggressively.

Hearing good musical lines, energy and a good sounding band and they close well. [Malcolm Wood]

Overall:
A rendition that brought out some aspects of the score that others have not always done so far today. Not bad at all.

Star player:
Euphonium Stephen Graham stood out although others pushed him hard.


Section 3

Sunday 18, 11:07:13

7. Midsomer Norton & Radstock

Conductor: Gareth Key
Region: West of England

Principal Players:

Principal Cornet: Clare Knight
Solo Euphonium: Rob Gould
Soprano: Mark Johnson
Solo Horn: Jackie Curtis
Solo Trombone: Richard Ashman
Flugel: Louise Perryman
Baritone: Claire Burt
Eb Tuba: Tony Knight
Bb Tuba: Richard Kitley
Percussion: Finlay Bradley

Test piece views:

The band are enjoying working on the test piece and are constantly discovering familiar themes within it.

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Performance:

There is atmosphere and dynamic contrast and a rarity today, so far, well constructed cresecendo's. Whilst everything isn't perfect the solo and melodic lines are being delivered with expression and are enjoying their contribution.

It's more cinematic energetic fun as they go along, and they close well and confidentially. [Malcolm Wood]

Overall:
Not a bad one from the West Country outfit — certainly very bold.

Star player:
Clare Knight on Principal Cornet was a fine lead today.


Section 3

Sunday 18, 10:51:54

6. Campbeltown

Conductor: Gordon Evans MBE
Region: Scotland

Principal Players:

Principal Cornet: Kirsten Souter
Solo Euphonium: Murray Ralston
Soprano: Hannah Oman
Solo Horn: Amy Paterson
Solo Trombone: Lucy Kerr
Flugel: Tanya McDonald
Baritone: Dorothy Ralston
Eb Tuba: Kenny Ralston
Bb Tuba: Willie Ralston
Percussion: Peter Chute

Test piece views:

None given

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Performance:

Bold colourful playing right from the off with plenty of energy and the tempos and dynamics are in the main under control. Just every now and again, they are pushed further than needed!

There is edgy lines and corners in the louder parts (volume doesn't cover them up) but there remains vivid committed colourfulness right to the end. [Malcolm Wood]

Overall:
It wasn't a bad performance at all, just a few gremlins in there at times.

Star player:
A number of committed Scots today but go with sop Hannah Oman.


Section 3

Sunday 18, 10:35:40

5. Bearpark & Esh

Conductor: Peter Elcoat
Region: North of England

Principal Players:

Principal Cornet: Michael Evans
Solo Euphonium: Ian Clayton
Soprano: Nicola Evans
Solo Horn: Marion Waterworth
Solo Trombone: Chris Gallon
Flugel: Catherine Sweeney
Baritone: Trevor Machin
Eb Tuba: Helen Griffiths
Bb Tuba: Daniel Maitre
Percussion: Alan Beaumont

Test piece views:

The Band think this test piece is fantastic, lots of interesting parts for all players, a few tricky parts but overall good to play and great to listen to with tunes you can whistle as you leave the band hall.

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Performance:

Life on the lake starts off ok with drive and energy. There is a hint of caution at times though as not all of the corners join up as they should do.

Credit to all involved though, they are a gritted, determined bunch and any errors are not fazing them.

Not all gels together as they reach for the end with tiredness evident in the ranks. [Malcolm Wood]

Overall:
Bit too nervy and uncertain today at times, but there was good playing within the performance.

Star player:
Chris Gallon was a trooper today.


Section 3

Sunday 18, 10:18:06

4. Melton

Conductor: Graham Sutton
Region: Midlands

Principal Players:

Principal Cornet: Sheila Dixon
Solo Euphonium: Brian Wilson
Soprano: Evelyn Dunger
Solo Horn: Angie Thrower
Solo Trombone: Luke Donnelly
Flugel: Amy Bland
Baritone: Mandy Rudkin
Eb Tuba: Henry Dunger
Bb Tuba: Stephen Gardner
Percussion: Colin Pearson

Test piece views:

The Melton Band wish to say that 'Lake of the Moon' is a challenging, exciting, interesting, prolific, descriptive and most of all enjoyable piece of music to both the player and listener.

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Performance:

'Lake of the Moon' takes a little time to settle and takes time to come to life in the way the band would like it to. Be it, nervous tension or adrenaline, the errors are evident, but there is good playing to be heard as well. It's a shame the blemishes are creeping in.

For the first time we the hear musical lines without any troublesome parts and there's some really persuasive playing being heard.

The close is energetic and not forced. [Malcolm Wood]

Overall:
A frustrating one in so many ways as too many blemishes got in the way of the overall picture.

Star player:
Evelyn Dunger on sop was in fine fettle.


Section 3

Sunday 18, 10:01:24

3. Stourport on Severn

Conductor: Oliver Wilson
Region: West of England

Principal Players:

Principal Cornet: Andrew Lane
Solo Euphonium: Cliff Gottfried
Soprano: Martin James
Solo Horn: Joanne Foskett
Solo Trombone: David Deakin
Flugel: Kim Harris
Baritone: Alison MacDonald
Eb Tuba: Chris Lane
Bb Tuba: Jay Hall
Percussion: Alistair Howard

Test piece views:

Lake of the Moon is a great piece of music to get stuck into. We have enjoyed the many challenges it presents and the musical opportunities it offers. The music has many familiar moments (Braveheart!) and a range of styles to perform.

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Performance:

There are some uncertainties around the stand early on, but the ensemble soon regains full focus and starts to play with confidence. Things are certainly on the up for the ensemble.

The nerves and anxieties seemed to have calmed down and the performance remains confidence. It's not without its foibles in some areas, but they are just getting on with the rendition.

Tiredness in evidence at the end. [Malcolm Wood]

Overall:
One that got better as it went along, but tired at the end.

Star player:
Top man Andrew Lane wasn't short on belief.


Section 3

Sunday 18, 09:47:10

2. Blackpool Brass

Conductor: John Pearson
Region: North West

Principal Players:

Principal Cornet: Wayne Filer
Solo Euphonium: Danny Jones
Soprano: Daniel Shave
Solo Horn: Perry O'Brien
Solo Trombone: Jez Kearney
Flugel: Lorraine Pritt
Baritone: Carol Dial
Eb Tuba: Phil Sherlock
Bb Tuba: Simon Moore
Percussion: Stuart Reynolds

Test piece views:

None given

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Performance:

We hear a nice controlled start and the cinematic music develops with purpose. This is good stuff, not pushing the dynamics beyond their limits.

The percussion enhances the bold musical picture being painted but there is some quality playing on display here in what is a well constructed reading and rendition.

It's an energetic and confident close. [Malcolm Wood]

Overall:
Good show with plenty of musical life about it.

Star player:
Percussion Section as a unit blended in very well.


Section 3

Sunday 18, 09:28:26

1. Dronfield Genquip

Conductor: Simon Kerwin
Region: Yorkshire

Principal Players:

Principal Cornet: Adrian Wood
Solo Euphonium: Kay Fritchley
Soprano: John Waining
Solo Horn: Nathan Gregory
Solo Trombone: Chris Chung
Flugel: Maria Pemberton
Baritone: Angela Booth
Eb Tuba: Francis Hargate
Bb Tuba: Keith Oldman
Percussion: Jonny McClaren

Test piece views:

The band are enjoying, rehearsing the piece and spotting the references to other music in the piece eg. Batman, Braveheart, Pirates of the Caribbean and The Firebird

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Performance:

The white rose county contender starts off in a very low key atmospheric mood and the performance builds momentum.

It's a touch adrenaline charged though, (with that nothing to lose at 9.30am on a Sunday morning feeling) as the percussion really pushing the tempo on.

The musical lines come through and there is good detail on show. They close well. [Malcolm Wood]

Overall:
Not a bad marker, but the adrenaline kicked in and over-powered at times.

Star player:
Euphonium, Kay Fritchley was consistent throughout.


Section 3

Sunday 18, 09:27:39

Starter's orders...

We are about to get going on day 2 of the National Finals. 19 bands under starter's orders this morning in Section 3. Good luck all today.


Section 3

Sunday 18, 08:47:08

Draw:

Test Piece: Lake of the Moon (Kevin Houben)
Commence: 9.30am
Adjudicators: David Childs and Richard Marshall

1. Dronfield Genquip (Simon Kerwin)
2. Blackpool (John Pearson)
3. Stourport on Severn (Oliver Wilson)
4. Melton (Graham Sutton)
5. Bearkpark & Esh Colliery (Peter Elcoat)
6. Campbeltown (Gordon Evans MBE)
7. Midsomer Norton & Radstock (Gareth Key)
8. Crofton (Dean Jones)
9. Tendring (Antony Sanders)
10. Farnworth & Walkden (Matt Shaw)
11. Pleasley Colliery Welfare (Geof Benson)
12. Briton Ferry (Jeff Pearce)
13. Selkirk (Stuart Black)
14. Phoenix Brass (Crewkerne) (David Boorer)
15. Valley Brass (Haydock) (David Chadwick)
16. Rhyl (Keith Jones)
17. J36 (Andrew Warriner)
18. Chinnor (David Pegram)
19. Gillingham Imperial (James Bennett)


Section 3

Sunday 18, 08:35:01

Good morning from Cheltenham...

It's another early start here today and the action starts at 9.30am with the Third Section.

The draw has been made and we will post it as soon as we can. Then it's all under stater's orders and get ready for the off...


Section 3

Friday 16, 02:09:57

Contest details

Sunday 9th September

Draw: 8.15am
Start: 9.30am

Set work: Lake of the Moon (Kevin Houben)
Adjudicators: David Childs and Richard Marshall

Bands

Bearpark & Esh (Peter Elcoat)
Blackpool Brass (John Pearson)
Briton Ferry (Jeff Pearce)
Campbeltown (Gordon Evans MBE)
Chinnor (David Pegram)
Crofton (Dean Jones)
Dronfield Genquip (Simon Kerwin)
Farnworth & Walkden (Matt Shaw)
Gillingham Imperial (James Bennett)
J36 (Andrew Warriner)
Melton (Graham Sutton)
Midsomer Norton & Radstock Silver (Gareth Key)
Phoenix Brass (Crewkerne) (David Boorer)
Pleasley Colliery Welfare (Geof Benson)
Rhyl Silver (Keith Jones)
Selkirk (Stuart Black)
Stourport-on-Severn (Oliver Wilson)
Tendring Brass (Antony Sanders)
Valley Brass (Haydock) (David Chadwick)




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