Entertaining Day at Bolsover

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Entertaining Day at Bolsover

After two very enjoyable performances at the Bolsover Festival of Brass, the band came away with 4th place in the 2nd Section. While we were a little disappointed not to come higher, the band were extremely happy to have come 8th in the Championship section.

This was the band’s first time competing at the very highest level in brass banding, two sections higher than our current ranking, and while we were not expecting to win this section to have been placed higher than other reputable bands in the competition is very encouraging for when the band take the step up into the first section next year after receiving promotion at the Yorkshire Regionals in March when the band became Yorkshire Champions.

The bands entertainment program was based on the theme “The Elements”, opening with Philip Harper’s “Elemental”, then our Solo Euphonium Matthew Reasbeck played “Salt of the Earth” by Andy Scott before another arrangement by Philip harper of “Water of Tyne” and then our finale “Cossack Fire Dance” from Peter Graham’s Call of the Cossacks. Each piece was seamlessly transitioned by three “Air” interludes composed by Ben Hollings.

Championship Section Results

Adjudicator: Roger Webster

Place Band Conductor Points
1 Hepworth Dr David Thornton 96
2 Easington Colliery Daniel Brooks 94
3 Daniel Brooks Mark Peacock 93
4= Newstead Band Jim Davies 90
4= Strata Brass Jonathan Bates 90
6 Shepherd Group Brass Richard Wilton 89
7 Chapeltown Sam Fisher 88
8 Crofton Silver Dean Jones 87
9 Unite the Union Band John Roberts 86
10 Kirkbymoorside Town Sarah Woodward 85
11 Yorkshire Imperial Urquhart Travel Band Jack Capstaff 84
12 Blidworth Welfare Band Simon Oates 83
13 Foresters Brass John Davis 82

Most Entertaining Band: Strata Brass

Easington Colliery qualifies for 2019 Senior Trophy


Second Section Results

Adjudicator: Dave Lea

Place Band Conductor Points
1 Horbury Victoria Duncan Beckley 93
2 Manger Old Star Brass Marit Tommermo 87
3 Hucknall & Linby Mining Community Paul Whyley 86
4= Crofton Silver Dean Jones 85
4= Rolls Royce Derby Graham Cardwell 85
6 Haydock Mark Quinn 84
7 Bakewell Silver Andy Davey 82
8 Eagley Chris Wormald 81

Best Soloist: Michael Dodd (euphonium) — Horbury Victoria

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