Results: U.S. Open Brass Band Championship

The first prize has been awarded, more results to follow after the Awards Banquet later tonight.

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1. Fountain City Brass Band (Parisi) 288/60=348
2. Brass Band of Central Florida (Garasi) 283/62=345
3. Eastern Iowa Brass Band (Thomas) 278/53=331
4. Ohio Brass Band (Droste) 249/67=316
5. Madison Brass Band (Mason) 257/48=305
6. Prairie Brass Band (Niermeyer) 256/46=302
7. Milwaukee Festival (Backhaus) 249/39=288

Other Prizes
Grand Champion — Trophy and $1000, sponsored by Buffet Crampon
Fountain City Brass Band

Second Prize — Trophy and $500, sponsored by Dansr
Brass Band of Central Florida

Best Cornet of the Day:
Custom engraved cornet, sponsored by Buffet Crampon Tony Philipp, Ohio Brass Band

Most Entertaining — $250, sponsored by Wilson/Getzen
Ohio Brass Band

Best Featured Brass Soloist — custom engraved instrument, sponsored by Buffet Crampon
Nate Gay, Fountain City Brass Band

Most Outstanding Percussion Section — sponsored by Yamaha
Ohio Brass Band

Best Performance of a March — $250, sponsored by DF Enterprises
Brass Band of Central Florida, President

Best New Composition or Arrangement — $250, sponsored by Smith-Watkins
Eastern Iowa Brass Band, Casey Thomas, Esprit de Corps

Buskers Award — Top Hat full of loose bills
Hurricane Funk, Brass Band of Central Florida

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Steve Sykes

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September 16 • Looking for a new challenge? We are currently recruiting a Solo Cornet, E Flat Bass, Tuned and or Kit Percussionist. Friendly 1st section North West. Sensible contest and concert program throughout the year. Currently rehearsing Thursdays 8-10pm.

Chinnor Silver

September 15 • We are looking to strengthen the band and require PERCUSSION CORNET AND 2ND TROMBONE PLAYERS.. Rehearsals are on a wednesday in our own bandroom.. Good atmosphere in this ambitious friendly band so give us a call.. Concerts and contests planned

Ashton under Lyne Band

September 15 • SOPRANO CORNET: We are looking for a confident and competent player to join our experienced cornet bench. Rehearsals are on Monday nights 8-10pm and we have a sensible and good quality forthcoming concert and contest schedule.

Derek Renshaw

ABBA Member
Conductor, Band Trainer and Adjudicator.


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