After a busy Christmas period the band have started their contest season on a high by being placed 3rd at the Butlins Mineworkers Championships 2015. The band competed against 18 bands and performed the chosen test piece Woodland Pictures by Percy Fletcher Arr. Nigel Hall.
The music was a challenging piece which the band had to work hard on to deliver a decent performance. The band was praised for finding the detail in the music, good ensemble playing and the judges highlighted the contribution of soloists and the “bold” trombone section.
The band are now excited to work towards playing the chosen test piece Evolution – 5 states of change by Phillip Sparke, which will be performed at the 2015 Midlands regionals in March. The band hope to win back the title of the Midlands 3rd section champions this year and qualify for the finals in Cheltenham.
The band’s next concert is on 7th February at 19:30 at St Peter’s and St Paul’s Church, Hucknall featuring a range of music from around the world. It would be great to see you there!
Saturday 17th January
Venue: Royal Arthur Suite
Test Piece: Woodland Pictures (Percy Fletcher arr. Nigel Hall)
Adjudicators: Kevin Wadsworth & Mark Walters
1. Stamford Brass (Robert Prew)
2. Golborne (Matthew Whitfield)
3. Hucknall & Linby (Paul Whyley)
4. Ifton Colliery (Wayne Ruston)
5. Coppull & Standish (Matt Stringer)
6. Boarshurst Silver (James Garlick)
7. Worsbrough Brass (John Roberts)
8. Foss Dyke (Simon Oates)
9. Old Hall Brass (John North)
10. Crofton Silver (Kevin Belcher)
11. Dodworth Colliery (M.W.) (Eliot J Darwin)
12. BMP Goodshaw (Mike Cotter)
13. Dunston Silver (Steven Archer)
14. Great Yarmouth Brass (Colin Swaep)
15. Greenfield (Tom Haslam)
16. Maltby Miners Welfare (Terry Clifford)
17. Melton Band (Graham Sutton)
18. Kingsway Printers Cleethorpes (Steven Askew)
Highest Placed Mining Band: Golborne (Matthew Whitfield)