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Report & Results: 2017 City of Coventry & Warwickshire Brass Festival

There was plenty of great playing and a great ending to a fantastic day in Coventry — led by 10 year old Polly Rumble.

Polly Rumble
  10 year old Polly Rumble was one of the stars of the day in Coventry.

There was a fine turn out of playing talent on show at this year's event held at Bablake School in Coventry.

After the audience and judge's Paul Bennett, Stephen Cooper and Paul White had enjoyed some great performances, from young and old, closed with a competitors band of over 50 performing Andi Cook's lovely arrangement of 'Manchester', conducted by Dave Lea.

10 year old Polly Rumble (above) claimed the 10 Years & Under Slow Melody prize, whilst at the other end of the solo playing scale, the vastly experienced horn player Paul Bennett took the Festival Champion trophy.

Results:

10 years & Under: Slow Melody

1. Polly Rumble (Daventry Music Centre)
2. Alec Banner (Shipston)
3. Tallula Matthews (Shipston)

11 to 14: Slow Melody

1. Christopher Oddy (Enderby Youth)
2. Ewan Rigby (Towcester Primary)
3. Sam Bloomfield (Alcester Grammar)

Best Instrumentalist 14 & Under:
Polly Rumble (Daventry Music Centre)

15 to 18: Slow Melody

1. Luke Barker (Shipston)
2. Grace Coates (Shipston)

Open Slow: Melody

1. Paul Bennett (unattached)
2. Andrew Rigby (Jaguar Land Rover)
3. Sheila Allen (Bilton)

Duets: 14 & Under

1. Tallula & Matthews (Shipston)
2. Alex & Sam Bloomfield (KES and Alcester Grammar)
3. Lucy Salvia Oakes & Caitlin O'Neill (Manor Park)

Duets: 15 & Over

1. Ian Wright & Andy Mayell (Jaguar Land Rover)
2. Catherine Yates & Anne Parsons (Shirley)
3. Luke Barker & Grace Coates (Shipston)

Quartets: 18 & Under

1. Shipston Cornets
2. Clinton Castles quartet

Quartets: Open

1. Jaguar Land Rover Basses
2. Shirley Nott
3. Jaguar Land Rover A

Air Varie: 18 & Under

1. Luke Barker (Shipston)
2. Christopher Oddy (Enderby Youth)
3. Grace Coates (Shipston)

Air Varie: Open

1. Paul Bennett (unattached)
2. Andrew Rigby (Jaguar Land Rover)
3. Ian Wright (Jaguar Land Rover)

Percussion:

Alec Banner (Shipston)

Junior Sight Reading:

Luke Barker (Shipston)

Senior Sight Reading:

Andrew Rigby (Jaguar Land Rover)

Festival Champion:

Paul Bennett (unattached)

Youngest Girl: Tallula Matthews (Shipston)
Youngest Boy: Conor Davis (Clinton Primary)



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Dr. Stephen Arthur Allen

D. Phil. (Oxon) [Ph.D Oxford University], GBSM, LTCL, ABSM, ALCM, Cert. Ed.