The 2018 contesting year for the band has begun with the annual Brass Band League NI "Brass In Concert" entertainments competition which was held, as always, in the Valley Hotel, Fivemiletown on Saturday 24th February. As usual, a packed hall watched and listened to the performances of the competing bands and a very enjoyable day was had by all.
The music adjudicator this year was Mr Alan Morrison and the entertainment adjudicator was Frank Sweeney. The event was, as ever, compered by Mr Bill Caughey.
The music played by the band was:
Malaguena - Ernesto Lecuona arr. Mark Freeh
Ave Maria - Tolga Kashif arr. Simon Kerwin - Soloist: Jackie Moore (soprano cornet)
The Cross of Honour - William Rimmer
Fever - John Davenport and Eddie Cooley arr. Marc Jeanbourquin
Imagine - John Lennon arr, Titus & Klass v.d. Woude
Fire in the Blood - Paul Lovatt-Cooper
We would like to thank Dessie Neill, Jenny Hill and Rod Mawhirk who guested for us today for the hard work and effort at short notice.
Although we were not amongst the prize winners today we send our congratulations to all the winning bands and conductors in their respective sections and to all the winning soloists.
Results of the day are as follows:
Total Points (music points, Entertainment points) N.B. In the event of tied points, precedence will be given to the band with the highest music points.
1st: Laganvale (Metal Technolog) Band - 20 points (10.10)
2nd: 1st Old Boys Association Silver Band - 17 points (9,8)
3rd: Downshire Brass - 15 points (8,7)
Murley Silver Band - 15 points (6,9)
Third Carrickfergus Band - 13 points (7,6)
Most Entertaining Band: Laganvale (Metal Technology) Band
Best March: 1st Old Boys Association Silver Band (The Champions)
Best Soloist: James Cooke, soprano cornet (Murley Silver Band) - On with the Motley
1st: Roughan Silver Band - 20 points (10,10)
CWA Brass - 17 points (9,8)
Ballyduff Silver Band - 17 points (8,9)
Most Entertaining Band: Roughan Silver Band
Best March: Roughan Silver Band (Cornish Cavalier)
Best Soloist: Andrew Gordon, cornet (Roughan Silver Band) - First Light
1st: Wellington Memorial Silver Band - 20 points (10,10)
Dungannon Silver Band - 18 points (9,9)
Dynamic Brass - 16 points (8,8)
Most Entertaining Band: Wellington Memorial Silver Band
Best March: Wellington Memorial Silver Band (Glorious Victory)
Best Soloist: Graham McNamara, tenor horn (Wellington Memorial Silver Band) - Goodbye to Love
1st: Poyntspass Silver Band - 20 points (10,10)
Letterbreen Silver Band - 18 points (9,9)
Most Entertaining Band: Poyntspass Silver Band
Best March: Poyntzpass Silver Band (Home Again)
Best Soloist: Nigel Armstrong, trombone (Letterbreen Silver Band) - Blue Moon