Band Win “Brass In Concert” 2012 – Story and Full Results
February 25 2012

The band is celebrating the start of the 2012 contesting year with a win at the annual Brass Band League NI entertainments competition which was held in the Valley Hotel, Fivemiletown on Saturday 25th February and sponsored by G R White & Son. In this contest each band is able to choose its own selection of music. A full house watched and listened to the band’s winning performance.

The Music adjudicator was Mr Ian Brownbill
The Entertainment adjudicator was Mrs Rachel Bingham & Mr Bill Caughey

The music played by the band was:

African Funk – Alan Fernie
Bugler’s Holiday – Leroy Anderson arr. Roger Barsotti
Puttin’ on the Ritz – Irving Berlin arr. Goff Richards
The Black Knight – William Rimmer
I Only Have Eyes For You – Harry Warren/Al Dubin arr. Alan Fernie – Soloist: Robert Frost
Macarthur Park – Jim Webb arr. Alan Fernie

Well done to our bass trombone soloist, Robert Frost on his superb performance and to the cornet ensemble for their excellent playing in Bugler’s Holiday.

Congratulations also to the 1st Old Boys Silver Band, CWA Brass, Letterbreen Silver Band and Kilskeery Silver Band who won in their respective sections.

The band will be competing again in March 2012.

Full results of the day were as follows:

Fifth Grade/Unaffiliated Bands
1st: Kilskeery Silver Band

Fourth Section
1st: Letterbreen Silver Band – 20 points (Ent 10, Music 10)
2nd: Warrenpoint Silver Band – 17 points (Ent 9, Music 8)
Dungannon Silver Band – 16 points (Ent 7, Music 9)
Poyntzpass Silver Band – 15 points (Ent 8, Music 7)

Best March: Letterbreen Silver Band – The Lumberjack (J.W. Chadwick)
Best Soloist: Jayne Patterson (Dungannon Silver Band)

Third Section
1st: CWA Brass – 20 points (Ent 10, Music 10)
2nd: Wellington Silver Band – 17 points (Ent 9, Music 8)
Comber Silver Band – 16 points (Ent 8, Music 8)
St Mark’s Silver Band – 16 points (Ent 9, Music 7)

Best March: CWA Brass – Punchinello (William Rimmer)
Best Soloist: Gemma McKee (Wellington Silver Band)

Second Section
1st: Third Carrickfergus Band – 19 points (Ent 9, Music 10)
2nd: Roughan Silver Band – 19 points (Ent 10, Music 9)
Ballyduff Silver Band – 16 points (Ent 8, Music 8)

Best March: Ballyduff Silver Band – The Young Salvationist (Col. Bramwell Coles)
Best Soloist: Ashley Elliott (Roughan Silver Band)

Championship Section
1st: 1st Old Boys Silver – 18 points (Ent 8, Music 10)
2nd: Laganvale (Metal Technology) Band – 18 points (Ent 10, Music 8)
Downshire Brass – 16 points (Ent 7, Music 9)
Murley Silver Band – 16 points (Ent 9, Music 7)

Best March: 1st Old Boys Silver – The Mad Major (Kenneth J Alford)
Best Soloist: Brendan Coyle (Downshire Brass)