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Results: 2017 North American National Championships

Atlantic Brass Band wins National title for the first time since 2012 with brace of brilliant performances in Fort Wayne.

Salvatore Scarpa
  Atlantic Brass Band claimed the 2017 National title in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Atlantic Brass Band from the greater Philadelphia area of the United States has become the new North American Brass Band Champions following victory in Fort Wayne, Indiana last weekend.

A full news report will follow

Results:

Championship Section:

Set Piece: Harrison's Dream (Peter Graham)

1. Atlantic Brass Band (Salvatore Scarpa) — 293.2
2. Fountain City Brass Band (Dr. Joseph Parisi) — 292.0
3. James Madison University Brass Band (Kevin Stees) — 281.0
4. Tallgrass Brass Band (Alexander Beamer) — 278.4
5. Princeton-Rider Brass Band (Dr. Stephen Arthur Allen) — 278.0
6. Brass Band of Central Florida (Gareth Pritchard) — 277.4
7. Chicago Brass Band (Colin Holman) — 276.8

First Section:

Set Piece: Voyage to World's Unknown (Peter Graham)

1. Weston Silver Band (Larry Shields) — 295.0
2. Pikes Peak Brass Band (Debbie Baker) — 286.8
3. University of Georgia British Brass Band (Philip Smith) — 285.6
4. Dublin Silver Band (Tim Jameson) — 283.4
5. Central Ohio Brass Band (Jessica Sneeringer) — 278.2
6. Oakland University Brass Band (Kenneth Kroesche) — 277.6
7. Illinois Brass Band (Stephen Squires) — 272.0
8. Five Lakes Silver Band (Sr. Steven Kandow) — 270.2
9. Motor City Brass Band (Craig Strain) — 269.2*
10. Madison Brass Band (Craig Mason) — 269.2

*Wins second tie-breaker (2 of 3 judges scored higher on set piece)

Second Section:

Set Piece: To Boldly Go (Peter Graham)

1. Rockville Brass Band (Nigel Horne) — 288.0
2. Fillmore Philharmonic Brass Band (Jon Naoworyta) — 282.2
3. Natural State Brass Band (Gretchen Renshaw) — 279.8
4. River Brass Band (Pat Stuckemyer) — 279.0
5. Cincinnati Brass Band (Anita Cocker Hunt) — 272.0

Third Section:

Set Piece: Dimensions (Peter Graham)

1. Milwaukee Festival Brass (Mark Taylor) — 278.0
2. Fountain City Youth Academy Band (Lee Harrelson) — 277.0
3. Old Crown Brass Band (TJ Faur) — 275.4
4. Watson Brass Band (Jesse Rackley) — 274.8
5. Mansfield University Mountaineer Brass Band (Dr. Nathan Rinnert) — 272.4
6. Crossroads Brass Band (Paul Bork) — 265.0

Youth Section:

Set Piece: The Journal of Phileas Fogg (Peter Graham)

1. Fountain City Youth Honor Band (Paul Bessitti & Helen Harrelson) — 284.8
2. Motor City Youth Brass Band (Bona Opatich & Toby Kmet) — 274.8
3. Triangle Youth Brass Band (Matt Edwards) — 269.6

Youth Open Section:

Set Piece: None

1. Fountain City Youth Brass Band (Patrick Oliverio & Dr. Jennifer Fox Oliverio) — 263
2. Triangle Youth Academy Band (Robin Gorham & Tony Granado) — 258



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Howard J Evans

MA (Dist), Mus.B (hons), ARCM (hons), LRAM, LTCL, PGCE
Conductor, composer, arranger, tutor and pianist