The 2011 contesting year once again started off with the annual Brass Band League NI entertainments competition which was held in the Valley Hotel, Fivemiletown on Saturday 26th February and sponsored by G R White & Son. Each band were able to choose its own selection of music for the performance. Again this year, a full house watched and listened to the band's performance in which the band achieved 2nd place with 225 points.
The Music adjudicator was Malcolm Brownbill
The Entertainment adjudicator was Dr Kathleen Hinds
The Compere for the day was William Caughey (BBL President)
The music played by the band was:
Be A Clown - Cole Porter arr. Alan Fernie
Barbie - Peter Laine/Pol Stone arr. Dennis Wilby
Adagio from Concerto de Aranjuez - Joaquin Rodrigo - Soloist: Ruth Binding
La Danza - Rossini arr. Gordon Langford
Punchinello - William Rimmer
Bui Doi - The Children's Song (from Miss Saigon) - C M Schonberg arr. M Vause
Well done to our soloist, Ruth Binding on her superb performance.
We would also like to thank Chris McGookin (Euphonium) & John Gilbert (Horn) for their help today.
Click here to see selected pictures of the band's performance.
Congratulations also to the 1st Old Boys Silver Band, Roughan Silver Band, CWA Brass, Dungannon Silver and Kilskeery Silver Band as winners in their respective sections.
The band will be competing again in April 2011.
Full results of the day were as follows:
Fifth Grade/Unaffiliated Bands
1st: Kilskeery Silver Band - 214 points
1st: Dungannon Silver - 219 points
Maguiresbridge Silver Band - 213 points
Poyntzpass Silver Band - 213 points
Best March: Maguiresbridge Silver Band
Best Soloist: David Donaldson (Poyntzpass Silver Band)
1st: CWA Brass - 224 points
2nd: St Mark's Silver - 219 points
Wellington Silver Band - 215 points
Best March: CWA Brass
Best Soloist: Daniel Rolston (St Mark's Silver)
1st: Roughan Silver Band - 230 points
2nd: Third Carrickfergus Band - 225 points
Downshire Brass - 224 points
Templemore Silver Band- 223 points
Best March: Roughan Silver Band
Best Soloist: Brendan Coyle (Downshire Brass)
1st: 1st Old Boys Silver - 236 points
Murley Silver Band - 233 points
Laganvale (Metal Technology) Band - 232 points
Best March: 1st Old Boys Silver
Best Soloist: Morris Cameron (1st Old Boys Silver Band)