The band has made a start to the 2016 contesting year at the annual Brass Band League NI entertainments competition which was held in the Valley Hotel, Fivemiletown on Saturday 27th February. As always packed hall watched and listened to the performances of the competing bands.
The adjudicator this year was Mr Frank Sweeney.
The music played by the band was:
Fanfare In Jubilo – Thomas Doss
Feeling Good – Newley/Bricusse arr. Steve Barnett – Soloist: Morris Cameron (cornet)
Reflections In Nature – Robert Redhead
Mask of Zorro – James Horner arr. Sandy Smith
On The Quarter Deck – Kenneth J Alford
Macarthur Park – Jim Webb arr. Alan Fernie
We would like to thank Hannah Copes and Andrew McGuigan who guested today.
Congratulations also to Downshire Brass, Roughan Silver Band and all the winning bands in their respective sections and to all the winning soloists.
Results of the day were 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.
1st: Roughan Silver Band – ?? points (,)
CWA Brass – ?? points (,)
Entertainment Prize: Roughan Silver Band
Best March: CWA Brass (The Cross of Honour)
Best Soloist: Andrew Gordon, cornet (Roughan Silver Band) – My Love is Like a Red Red Rose
1st: Downshire Brass – 19 points (10, 9)
2nd:1st Old Boys Association Silver Band – 19 points (9,10)
3rd: Laganvale (Metal Technology) Band – ?? points (,)
Murley Silver Band – ?? points (,)
Third Carrickfergus Band – ?? points (,)
Entertainment Prize: 1st Old Boys Association Silver Band
Best March: Downshire Brass (The Contestor)
Best Soloist: Nathan Moore, trombone (1st Old Boys Association Silver Band) – Blessed assurance