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Bugle Contest announces 2018 test-pieces

The set-works that will test the bands at the famous Bugle Contest have been announced.

Bugle contest
  The set works to be used at the famous Bugle contest have been announced.

The famous West of England Bandsmen's Festival in the Cornish village of Bugle has announced the list of set-works that will test the competing bands at the event on Saturday, June 16th next year. The adjudicator will be Mark Wilkinson.

It has also been announced that to help with player registration problems, the contest rules have been amended so that bands can include up to five guest players.

These conditions to be found in the Festival Rules: www.buglebandcontest.co.uk

Deportment

Deportment will undertaken by Jonathan Lush Camps LRSM. Jonathan succeeds Gareth Roberts MBE who has given outstanding service for the last 36 years.

He said: "I'm excited to have this opportunity to give something back to this wonderful Festival, which has done so much to inspire the enthusiasm of many young Cornish people to become part of our brass banding culture."

It has also been announced that to help with player registration problems, the contest rules have been amended so that bands can include up to five guest players4BR

Test Pieces:

Championship Section:

Isaiah 40 (Robert Redhead)
March: Jubilee (Paul Drury)

First Section:

Symphony of Marches (Gilbert Vinter)
Guardian of My Soul (Darren Shaw)

Second Section:

Fire in the Blood (Paul Lovatt-Cooper)
Salutation from Cornish Hymns Set No. 3 (Kenneth Pelmear)

Third Section:

The Haslemere Suite (Peter Graham)

Fourth Section:

A Circus Suite (Stuart Johnson)

Youth Section:

Own Choice Test Piece

Training Section:

Own Choice (no longer than 10 minutes)



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