2020 Brass in Concert Competition, Fivemiletown – RESULTS
Mar 7 2020

This year the Brass in Concert Competition was held on Friday 6th and Saturday 7th March 2020 in it’s usual venue, the Valley Hotel, Fivemiletown. A full house, as always, eagerly watched the each band compete in their representative section under the watchful scrutiny of this music year’s adjudicator, Gary Davies and entertainment adjudicator, Lisa Clarke.

The Third Carrickfergus Band were happy with their performance on the day and were placed 3rd for music however the 4th place for entertainment meant an overall 4th position on the day.

The music played by the band was;

Imperial Echoes – Arnold Safroni arr. J Ord Hume
Love on the Rocks – Neil Diamond & Gilbert Becaud arr. Philip Sparke – Soloist: Claire Hueston (cornet)
Save The Last Dance For Me – Doc. Pomus & Mort. Shumer
Yesterday – John Lennon & Paul McCartney arr. Goff Richards
Tico Tico – Zequinha Abreu arr. John Iveson Soloist: Kelly Kaya (cornet)
Glorifico Aeternum – Dean Jones

As always, we offer our congratulations to all the winners and soloists and to all who took part therefore making a success of the event.

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.

Championship Section – The Vice President’s Trophy
1st: 1st Old Boys Association Silver Band – 18 points (10.8)
2nd: Laganvale (Metal Technology) Band – 18 points (9,9)
3rd: Downshire Brass – 17 points (7,10)
Third Carrickfergus Band – 15 points (8,7)
Strabane Brass – 12 points (6,6)
Murley Silver Band – 10 points (5,5)

Most Entertaining Band: Downshire Brass
Best March: Laganvale (Metal Technology) Band (The Contestor)
Best Soloist: Nathan Moore, trombone (1st Old Boys Association Silver Band) – Blessed Assurance

Second Section – The G.R. White & Son Ltd Trophy
1st: Roughan Silver Band – 20 points (10,10)
2nd Wellington Memorial Silver Band – 17 points (9,8)
CWA Brass – 16 points (7,9)
Comber Silver Band – 15 points (8,7)

Most Entertaining Band: Roughan Silver Band
Best March: Roughan Silver Band (Cornish Cavilier)
Best Soloist: Andrew Gordon, cornet (Roughan Silver Band) – Share My Yoke

Third Section – The President’s Trophy
1st: Dynamic Brass – 20 points (10,10)
Dungannon Silver Band – 18 points (9,9)

Most Entertaining Band: Dynamic Brass
Best March: Dynamic Brass (On The Quarterdeck)
Best Soloist: David Johnson, cornet (Dynamic Brass)

Fourth Section – The Valley Hotel Trophy
1st: Poyntzpass Silver Band – 20 points (10,10)
St Mark’s Silver Band

Most Entertaining Band: Poyntzpass Silver Band
Best March: Poyntzpass Silver Band (Hartonian)
Best Soloist: James Shaw, euphonium (Poyntzpass Silver Band) – Grandfather’s Clock