Band achieves 2nd place in Championship of Ireland Contest
October 31 2009

The 92nd Championship of Ireland Bands’ Contest was held on Saturday 31st October 2009 in the Market Place Theatre, Armagh. The contest this year was adjudicated by Mr Peter Bassano who is the professional conductor of the City of Cambridge Band.

The set piece for the Second Section Brass was “Resurgam” by Eric Ball. The band achieved a well deserved 2nd place with a well balanced and controlled performance.

We also send our congratulations to Drogheda Brass on their win.

Results are as follows:

Second Grade Brass

Test Piece: RESURGAM (Eric Ball)

1st place: Drogheda Brass – Conductor: M Maher
2nd place: Third Carrickfergus Band – Conductor: D Graham – Click here to listen to the performance
3rd place: Downshire Brass – Conductor: M Alcorn

Best bass section: Drogheda Brass
Best cornet section: Third Carrickfergus Band

Championship Brass

Test Piece: LIFE DEVINE (C Jenkins)

1st place: Laganvale (Metal Technology) – Conductor: E Ruddock
2nd place: 1st Old Boys’ Silver – Conductor: S Cairns

Best Instrumentalist: Clive McBride – 1st Trombone – Laganvale (Metal Technology)
Conductors Prize: E Ruddock