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CWA Brass take Irish title

We have the details of the latest Northern Ireland Brass Band Contest.

 

CWA Brass take Northern Ireland Championship title.

CWA Brass has just won the most recent Northern Ireland Championship title on offer. Playing Tallis Variations by Philip Sparke, the band overcame the strong challenge of Laganvale and 1st Old Boys (Seacat) Bands to take the top prize.

Meanwhile in the Second Section, Downshire Brass took the top honours with a clear two point win playing the set test, “A Salford Sinfonietta” by Darrol Barry, over rivals Third Carrikfergus in second place and Ballyduff Silver in third.

The Third Section saw victory for St. Joseph’s Brass conducted by Duncan Beckley who gave a commanding performance to secure a clear two point victory over Roughan Silver in second place and Newtonards Silver in third spot.

The Fourth Section title was won by St. Marks Silver who had a two point winning margin over Ballinamallard Silver in second place and Symington Memorial in thord place.

The adjudicator for the championships was Mrs Hughina Naylor

Championship Brass:
Test piece: Tallis Variations—Philip Sparke

1. CWA Brass—96pts
2. Laganvale—95pts
3. 1st Old Boys (Seacat)—93pts
4. Strabane Concert—92pts
5. Murley Silver—91pts
6. 55TH Old Boys—91pts

Best Soloist—Philip Whiteside—Laganvale
Irsh Tourist Board Trophy for Best Band of the Day—CWA Brass


Second Grade Brass:
Test piece: A Salford Sinfonietta—Darrol Barry

1. Downshire Brass—92pts
2. Third Carrickfergus—90pts
3. Ballyduff Silver—89pys
4. Comber Silver—87pts
5. The Templemore Band—86pts
6. Wellington Memorial Silver—86pts
7. Drogheda Brass—85pts


Third Grade Brass:
Test piece: The Seasons—Philip Wilby

1. St. Joseph’s Brass—92pts
2. Roughan Silver—90pts
3. Newtonards Silver—89pts
4. Mageramorne Silver—88pts


Fourth Grade Brass:
Test piece: The Dawn of Spring—E Le Duc

1. St. Marks Silver—91pts
2. Ballinamallard Silver—89pts
3. Symington Memorial—87pts
4. Poyntzpass Silver—86pts



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