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2017 Butlins Mineworkers Championships
Youth Sections: As it happened

All the action from the 2017 Butlins Mineworkers Championship Youth Sections — as it happened.

Youth

Sunday 15, 16:36:59

Results

Youth Section

Adjudicator: Martin Heartfield

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1st.Prize — Bavarian Youth Brass (Benjamin Markl)

1. Bavarian Youth Brass (Benjamin Markl)
2. Youth Brass 2000 (Chris Jeans)
3. Shirland Youth
4. Enderby Youth
5. Gresley Youth

Best Soloist: Sebastian Seidl (cornet) Bavarian Youth Brass

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Best Soloist: Sebastian Seidl (cornet) Bavarian Youth Brass

Un-registered Section

Adjudicator: Martin Heartfield

1. Shirland Training (Lynden Cooper)
2. Wigston Enterprise (Matthew Davis)

Best Soloist: Fleur Moakes (Shirland Training)
Youngest Player: Oliver Pope (5) Gresley Colliery Youth


Youth

Sunday 15, 15:37:32

Malcolm Wood's Youth round up

What an enjoyable three and a half hours this has been. The quality of the playing in both sections has been terrific.

In the Youth Section, the standard has been simply magnificent. The performance of Bavarian Youth Brass was simply jaw-dropping.

Youth Brass 2000 delivered the business but a ninth title may just elude them today with Enderby in third.

Official results in next 20 minutes or so.

4BR Prediction:

1. Bavarian Youth Brass
2. Youth Brass 2000
3. Enderby Youth


Youth

Sunday 15, 15:34:28

5. Youth Brass 2000 (Chris Jeans)

Excerpts from the Suite: Beyond the Tamar (Philip Harper)
Intrada
Fanfare & Theme
Indian Daybreak
Music from Tombstone (Broughton arr Sparke)
Ellacombe (Himes)
Tongoyo
Marcho Brioso (Sparke)

The defending champion in search of their ninth Butlins title starts out with music that has proved successful for them on the contest stage in recent times, Philip Harper’s Beyond the Tamar.

Choreographed from the beginning, the playing is slick with razor sharp precision and so polished in the opening sections delivered here.

A change in direction with the theme from Tombstone, but no change in the quality of the playing on display.

The Day of the Ressurection (Ellacombe) is another musical gem that has served Youth Brass 2000 well previously and it does so once more today. The playing is so clean, crisp and precise.

It’s back to Beyond the Tamar with the band going to the front to deliver the choreographed African Dance Tongoyo.

To close, more musical fayre from their successful back catalogue and a ripper of a performance of Sparke’s Marchio Brioso.

Overall

A topical quality defence but is it enough today?


Youth

Sunday 15, 14:58:49

4. Enderby Youth (Trevor Hounsome)

Prismatic Light (Fernie)
La Belle Americane (Hartmann)
Cornet Solist: Josie Allen
Semper Fidelius (Sousa)
Lloyd ( arr Ferniee)
Lord of the Dance (Hartmann arr Somerset)

The popular Prismatic Light bristles with energy and disciplined playing to open up the programme.

The Hartmann Air Varie features some confident playing from Josie Allen. MD, Trevor Hounsome is not pushing the tempo too much, he is letting her express herself.

Sousa's march is taken at a steady pace. It is not being upped too much to stretch the players but is certainly within their comfort zone.

The hymn tune, Lloyd features nice dynamic contrasts which leads into the closing jolly Lord of the Dance.

The East Midland outfit enjoys itself here with the MD using his experience to reign the tempi in somewhat and not let adrenaline over ride the rendition.

Overall

Disciplined and competent music making from the Leicestershire based outfit. Everything today had a purpose and did not push them beyond their boundaries.


Youth

Sunday 15, 14:23:41

3. Bavarian Youth Brass (Benjamin Markl)

Fanfare & Flourishes (Curnow)
Schonfield March (Zieher)
I Want it All (arr Sykes)
Carnival of Venice (Harry James)
Lofffel Polka (Abtonin Borovichka)
Deep Harmony (Parker arr Broadbent)
Music (Broadbent)

The Germans of Bavarian Youth which is part of the 3BA organisation take the roof off with a fabulous entertaining programme that leaves the audience breathless and almost in shock at its quality.

Fanfares & Flourishes is a precise and controlled opening number. The clarity of the detail is simply superb.

The march starts off with some stage presence fun and games, but it’s a little beauty and again the detail is so precise.

The choreographed programme with players in England football shirts sees them lift the World Cup and that leads into the Queen hit, I Want It All. The cornet soloist is a blast. Bravo sir. Audience clap along. This is just terrific stuff. Fearless in delivery, this is.

Hells bells. Now the cornet is dazzling the assembled with Carnival of Venice. It is breathtakingly flawless. What a player, what technique.

More humour leads to the German Loffel Polka with a player playing the spoons on his knees. The quality of the playing just does not drop. This is terrific.

With their black jackets restored to their bodies, an example of how to deliver a hymn tune with two verses of Deep Harmony. Exemplary!!!!

The closing Music by John Miles is a blast, brass and guitar with players in their element. Simply brilliant.

Overall

Playing on a seriously different level so far today. Brilliant with zany bits of comedy that just made you smile.


Youth

Sunday 15, 13:44:37

2. Shirland Youth (Lyndon Cooper)

Cross of Honour (Rimmer)
The Ploughboy (Edrich Siebert)
Bass Soloist: (Jack Newborough)
Yesterday (arr Richards)
Calan Lan (Traditional)

The popular Rimmer march is a cracker, slick, polished and a tempo the ensemble can cope with.

Having conducted in the un-registered section, Jack Newborough has picked up his bass to deliver a nice little ditty entitled The ploughboy. Great fun

The Beatles classic is a showcase for the cornet section, who play together very well in unison with the ensemble accompanying without intrusion.

Anything one Newborough can do so can cornet player, Luke in the traditional Welsh Calon Lan. It's a lovely tender performance that never pushes the dynamics.

Overall

Very impressive, lots of variety but music they could perform and play well.


Youth

Sunday 15, 13:20:19

1. Gresley Colliery Youth (Duncan Jackson)

Liberty Bell (Sousa arr Fernie)
Vicar of Dibley (arr Wiggins)
Bass Solo: Teddy Bears Picnic
Under the Sea (arr Craig Swann)
Born Free (arr Catherall)

The animal themed programme from the Midlander outfit starts off with a steady Liberty Bell march that certainly brought out the detail.

Psalm 23, The Lord is My Shepherd which is disguised in this arrangement of the theme tune from the Vicar of Dibley, works well. The controlled playing is effective with the musical lines coming through

The classic Teddy Bears Picnic with Christopher Baldwin dressed appropriately in costume is a hoot well played as well; a talented individual.

Under the Sea is an upbeat number, which maintains the pieces that have gone before them: controlled, disciplined and not stretching the ensemble.

Born Free closes the programme, but it does test the players. You can hear touches of tiredness in the ranks, but full marks to the MD for the way he coerced every note out of the youngsters.

Overall

Gresley starts off the contest with a nifty programme that was balanced and well thought out, delivering some fine music making.


Youth

Sunday 15, 12:44:36

2. Wigston Enterprise (Matthew Davis)

1914 March (arr Mackenzie)
All I Ask of You (Lloyd-Webber)
Soloists: Alex Bentley (cornet), Tim Rupp (euphonium)
Be Still (David Evans arr Stephen Tighe)
I'm Gonna Be (500 miles) (arr Duncan)

The march is full of traditional tunes from the war years, played with real brio and energy. The attention to detail from the middle is very good.

All I Ask of You from Phantom of the Opera features a duet who play like their lives depend upon it. They are faced with the odd obstacle to overcome, but no way will they give in. Both dig deep. Well done gents.

Be Still (for the presence of the Lord) is taken at a gentle tempo. The MD is working tirelessly to keep everybody together and focussed. It is working.

To close, the popular Proclaimers hit, which is loads of fun and the youngsters love every second. You know the audience want to sing along, but they listen attentively before breaking free and clapping along.

Overall

Great stuff, so much fun, energy, encouragement from the MD and a band who thrived on their moment on stage.

No predictions here in the two band field with the winner announced after the Youth Section.


Youth

Sunday 15, 12:22:28

1. Shirland Training (Jack Newborough)

Clough Top March
Boulders Brass
Shaker Song
Soloist: Fleur Moakes
Kum-ba-Yah
Latin Fiesta

The march is a great little opener, with an MD making his conducting debut, encouraging every note out of the youngsters.

Boulders Brass is a selection of tunes from a book for beginners. It is all good stuff, effective dynamics, together and the band is loving it.

Shaker Song from Lord of the Dance features a great soloist with neat ensemble and gentle percussion. Very impressive and tidy.

The traditional Kum-ba-Yah is nice and steady with the conductor encouraging his young band to maintain tempo and concentration.

To close, a snazzy little Latin Fiesta which certainly puts a smile on the face.

Overall:

What a cracking little programme. Great attention to detail and so much enthusiasm.


Youth

Sunday 15, 12:02:58

Off we go in the Youth

There's a good crowd in for the Un-registered and Youth sections and we start with the two bands in Unregistered section.

Martin Heartfield will judge in the Open,

Best of luck to all today and enjoy.


Youth

Sunday 15, 11:36:36

Youth in Reds

We are less than 30 minutes away from the Un-registered and Youth Sections starting.

Seven bands in two sections, lots of fun, open judging with Martin Heartfield sitting in judgement.

Join us later for our coverage.


Youth

Sunday 15, 09:55:51

Youth Section:

Venue: Reds
Pre-drawn:
Commences after Unregistered Section

Set Work: Own Choice
Adjudicator: Martin Heartfield

1. Gresley Colliery Youth (Duncan Jackson)
2. Shirland Youth (Lyndon Cooper)
3. Bavarian Youth Brass (Benjamin Markl)
4. Enderby Youth (Trevor Hounsome)
5. Youth Brass 2000 (Chris Jeans)

Unregistered Section:

Venue: Reds
Pre-drawn
Commences: 12.00 noon

Set Work: Own Choice
Adjudicator: Martin Heartfield

1. Shirland Training (Jack Newborough)
2. Wigston Enterprise (Matthew Davis)


Youth

Friday 13, 12:43:36

Youth Section details:

Venue: Reds
Sunday 15th January
Pre-drawn:
Commences after Unregistered Section
Set Work: Own Choice
Adjudicator: Martin Heartfield

Bands

1. Gresley Colliery Youth (Duncan Jackson)
2. Shirland Youth (Lyndon Cooper)
3. Bavarian Youth Brass (Benjamin Markl)
4. Enderby Youth (Trevor Hounsome)
5. Youth Brass 2000 (Chris Jeans)

Unregistered Section:

Venue: Reds
Sunday 15th January
Pre-drawn
Commences: 12.00 noon
Set Work: Own Choice
Adjudicator: Martin Heartfield

Bands

1. Shirland Training (Jack Newborough)
2. Wigston Enterprise (Matthew Davis)




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Lofthouse Brass Band

May 24 • Lofthouse Brass Band require a DRUMMER to complete their line up. We are a friendly 3rd section band who rehearse on Thursday evenings 7.30pm - 9pm and Saturday mornings 10am - 12noon at Outwood WMC.


The Corsham Band

May 24 • Due to work commitments, a vacancy has arisen for a Tenor Trombone player. First or Second position available. We are a newly promoted Second Section band with a friendly and enthusiastic team.


Littleport Brass Band

May 23 • Littleport Brass are seeking cornets and a baritone (position negotiable).. Littleport Brass is a 2nd section contesting and friendly band from Littleport near Ely in Cambridgeshire. We rehearse once a week on a Wednesday evening.


Ian Holmes

BA (hons), PGDip (RCM), ARCM, ALCM
Conductor, piano accompanist and educator