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2006 Brass in Concert Championships

Sunday, November 19, 2006

The Sage - Gateshead

Test piece:
Entertainment programme

Geoffrey Whitham, Nigel Boddice (Music): Kevin Wadsworth, Lt-Col Chris Davis (Entertainment): Martin Winter (Soloist)

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1 Brighouse & Rastrick Richard Evans 4 255
2 Grimethorpe Colliery (UK Coal) Steven Mead 10 253
3 Sellers International Phillip McCann 12 246
4 Brass Band of Central Florida Michael Garasi 8 244
5 The Fairey Band Simon Stonehouse 6 243
6 Reg Vardy Ray Farr 2 243
7 Leyland Russell Gray 9 242.5
8 Fodens (Richardson) Garry Cutt 3 241
9 Scottish Co-op Allan Ramsey 7 238.5
10 Whitburn Andrew Duncan 11 231.5
11 Mount Charles Nigel Weeks 5 230
12 Polysteel Philip Harper 1 229.5


1st Prize: £4,000
2nd Prize: £2,000
3rd Prize: £1,500
4th Prize: £1,000
5th Prize: £500
6th Prize: £250
The remaining bands received £100

Presentation of Scores: Polysteel
Don Lusher Trombone award: Runar Vaernes, Leyland
Youngest player: Phillip Tait, 14, Reg Vardy
Soprano award: Nigel Fielding, Brighouse & Rastrick
Best Euphonium: Morgan Griffiths, Fairey
Best Principal Cornet: Iain Cullross, Sellers International
Best Percussion: Brass Band of Central Florida
Best Entertaiment performance: Brass Band of Central Florida
Own Choice March: Brighouse & Rastrick (New Colonial)
Best Soloist: Michael Dodd, Grimethorpe (Believe Me if all those Endearing Young Charms)
New Composition award: Leigh Baker, Brighouse (Bare Neccesities)
Quality of performance: Brighouse & Rastrick
Winning MD: Richard Evans

St Pinnock Brass Band - Rock Choir Cornwall

Sunday 26 May • Sterts Theatre, . Sterts, . Liskeard, . PL14 5AZ PL14 5AZ

Contest: All England International Masters

Sunday 26 May • The Lighthouse Theatre, Kettering Conference Centre, Thurston Drive NN15 6PB

Lewes, Glynde and Beddingham Brass Band - Eastbourne Bandstand - 1812 concert

Wednesday 29 May • Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne BN21 3AD

Black Dyke Band - George Lawton Hall, Mossley

Thursday 30 May • George Lawton Hall, Stamford St, Mossley, Ashton-under-Lyne OL5 0HR

Clifton International Festival of Music - Let Trumpets Sound - Crispian Steele-Perkins

Saturday 1 June • Clifton Cathedral, Clifton Park, Bristol BS8 3BX BS8 3BX

Bollington Brass Band

May 25 • Bollington Brass Band require a Kit and a tutti cornet player to complete our line up. We will be playing at the 2nd section National Finals this September before promotion to the North West 1st section..

Dobcross Silver Band

May 25 • Dobcross Silver Band are looking for a B FLAT BASS player for Whit Friday.. Come and join a Saddleworth band, playing the Saddleworth circuit, including our very own Dobcross contest.. . A great chance to come and enjoy an unforgettable experience!

Stannington Brass Band

May 25 • A rare opportunity has arisen to join one of Sheffield's leading bands with a vacancy for an EEb TUBA PLAYER to complete our bass section. We have a good band room atmosphere and a calendar of interesting concerts and contests.

Alan Widdop

Conductor, Brass teacher, Adjudicator (ABBA)