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

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