Band competes in Championship of Ireland contest
October 2007

The 90th Championship of Ireland Bands’ Contest was held on Saturday 13th October 2007 in the Market Place Theatre, Armagh. This year the contest was adjudicated by conductor, composer and arranger Mr Derek Broadbent.

The set piece for this year in the Second Section Brass was “A Gallimaufry Suite” by P Harper. Unfortunately, the band were unable to emulate last years win and were pipped at the post by Downshire Brass. Congratulations to them on their achievement and also to The Murley Band on their win in the Chamionship section.

Despite the result, the band enjoyed an evening together which did not conclude until daybreak.

Full results are as follows:

Second Grade Brass

Test Piece: A GALLIMAUFRY SUITE (P Harper)

1st place – Downshire Brass – Conductor: P Hamilton

Best bass section: Downshire Brass
Best cornet section: Downshire Brass

Championship Brass


1st place: Murley Silver – Conductor: K Anderson
2nd place: 1st Old Boys’ Brass – Conductor: S Cairns

Best Instrumentalist: A Howarth (Euphonium) – 1st Old Boys’ Brass
Conductors Prize: K Anderson – Murley Silver