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Report & Result: 2018 SilkeBlaes contest

Lyngby Taarbaek takes the honours at the Silkeblaes contest in Denmark

  The Silkeblaes title was won by Lyngby Taarbaek Band

The Lyngby Taarbaek Band has won the Danish SilkeBlaes contest. They claimed a clear victory over rivals Aarhus Brass with Skanderborg Brass in third.

Adjudicator Alan Duguid told 4BR: "It really was a fine performance at a wonderful venue — and a great contest. I wish we had more contests like this in the UK."


Elite Division:

Adjudicators: Huw Thomas & Alan Duguid
Points: Best Band plus performance plus soloist from both adjudicators

1. Lyngby Taarbaek: 97/97/8/8/8/8 = 113.0
2. Aarhus Brass: 95/95/8/7/9/9 = 111.5
3. Skanderborg Brass: 93/92/9/9/6/5 = 107

A Series:

Adjudicators: Huw Thomas & Alan Duguid
Points: Performance plus soloist from both adjudicators

1. Hinnerup Garden: 93/94/8/8 = 101.5
2. Danfoss Orchestra: 90/89/6/6 = 95.5
3. Flying the Home Guard's Music Corps: 88/86/7/6 = 93.5
4. The Home Theatre Musikkorps Aarhus: 87/85/5/4 = 90.5
5. Brass Band Da Capo: 86/84/5/5 = 90.0

Best Soloist: Holger Johansen (cornet) — Hinnerup Garden

Junior Series:

Adjudicators: Gert Hattesen & Rolf Persson
Points: Performance plus soloist from both adjudicators

1. Sejs Blaesers Junior Orchestra: 89/90/6/6 = 95.5
2. The Wind Band Sondermarken: 88/88/7/7 = 95.0
3. Skaegkaer Blaeserne: 87/86/8/8 = 94.5
4. Hinnerup Gardens Junior Brass: 79/80/5/5 = 84.5
5. Holstebro Musikkorps: 74/72/4/4 = 77.0


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Darren R. Hawken

PGdip, BMus(hons) PGCE, dipABRSM, LRSM
Conductor, Arranger, Teacher, Adjudicator, Band Trainer