Brass in Concert 2014

venue_sageThe 38th Brass in Concert Championships were held this weekend with a strong return to form from the band after last year’s placing. As well as coming fourth overall the band’s bass trombone player Josh Cirtina was presented with the Don Lusher Trombone Award for his fantastic rendition of ‘In the Hall of the Mountain King’. This solo will feature on the band’s upcoming CD being released¬†in early 2015. Another two pieces from the band’s program, ‘Nefarious’ and ‘The Land of Make Believe’ (with thanks to Jim Fieldhouse for his composing and arranging skills) will also be featured.

Full Results

1. Grimethorpe Colliery (Dr Robert Childs): 1(60pts)/3(54)/1(40)/2(19)/4(17) = 190
2. Cory (Philip Harper): 3(54)/1(60)/6(30)/4(17)/3(18) = 179
3. Tredegar (Ian Porthouse): 7(42)/2(57)/4(34)/5(16)/1(20) = 169
4. Fairey (Garry Cutt): 2(57)/4(51)/8(26)/6(15)/5(16) = 165
5. Flowers (Paul Holland): 4(51)/6(45)/3(36)/11(10)/7(14) = 156
6. Foden’s (Allan Withington): 6(45)/5(48)/7(28)/1(20)/8(13) = 154
7. Brass Band Schoonhoven (Erik Janssen): 8(39)/8(39)/5(32)/3(18)/2(19) = 146
8. Leyland (Richard Evans): 5(48)/7(42)/11(20)/7(14)/6(15) = 139
9. Carlton Main Frickley Colliery (Leigh Baker): 10(33)/10(33)/2(38)/10(11)/9(12) = 127
10. Brass Band of Central Florida (Chad Shoopman): 9(36)/9(36)/10(22)/12(9)/11(10) = 112
11. Woodfalls (Ray Farr): 11(30)/11(30)/9(24)/8(13)/10(11) = 108
12. Virtuosi GUS (Adam Cooke): 12(27)/12(27)/12(18)/9(12)/12(9) = 93

BBC Radio 2’s ‘Listen to the Band’ recently featured two of the band’s performances from the day, which¬†can be listened to below. First is ‘The Witch of the Westmerlands’ featuring Solo Baritone player Rob Richardson and Principal Cornet Paul Hughes. Second is Benjamin Tubb’s ‘Danse Macabre Variations’ used to round off our ‘Fairey Tales’ program theme with pyrotechnic style!

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