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Welcome to the website of the North of England Brass Band Championships. We intend to provide updated news from around the North of England Brass Band movement, so if you have any items that you wish us to consider please get in touch through the website.

29th April 2015

Following a very successful and enjoyable contest, the North of England Brass Band Championships flourished in the new venue in the Gala theatre, Durham.

Congratulations to all our bands who performed and our prize winners.

Many congratulations to Reg Vardy and NASUWT Riverside who will represent the North of England in the Royal Albert Hall, London in October. Kirkbymoorside Town were crowned first section champions with Westoe band gaining second place. Lockwood retained their second section title with the NASUWT Concert Band runners up. Houghton Brass won section three after their third place last year with Dunston second. Knaresborough Silver and Bearpark and Esh were first and second respectfully in section four. Congratulations to all our qualifying bands for the lower section finals in Cheltenham in September

Tony Griffiths Regional Secretary

Section Four

Following contravening rule 9(a) of the national rules, Lanchester Band was disqualified from the 2015 contest. The result and subsequent grading will be adjusted and published as soon as possible

Regional Secretary Tony Griffiths said:

It’s regrettable that this action was taken with the band returning to the contest after a contest break in recent years. We hope to welcome the band back to the contest in 2016. It is important that all bands read and understand the national rules and the entry form when they enter”

Lanchester were given a seventh place therefore Jayess Newbiggin, Spennymoor Town and Beverly Brass will move up one place.

Results: North of England Brass Band Championships 14th and 15th March 2015

Championship Section:


Test Piece: 'The Torchbearer' - Peter Graham
Sunday 15th March

Adjudicator: Paul Cosh

1. Reg Vardy (Russell Gray)*
2. NASUWT Riverside (David Roberts)*
3. Fishburn (Joseph Cook)
4. East Yorkshire Motor Services (Alan Morrison)
5. Easington Colliery (Chris Bentham)
6. Felling (Huw Thomas)
7. Shepherd Group (Richard Wilton)
8. York Railway Institute Band (Chris Hirst)
9. Harrogate (Craig Buchan)

*Top 2 bands qualify for National Final

Individual Awards:
Best Soprano: NASUWT Riverside
Best Cornet: Reg Vardy
Best Euphonium: Reg Vardy
Best Trombone: NASUWT Riverside
Best Bass Section: Reg Vardy
Best Percussion: Reg Vardy

First Section:

Test Piece: 'A London Overture' - Philip Sparke
Saturday 14th March

Adjudicator: Paul Cosh

1. Kirkbymoorside Town (John Woodward)*
2. Westoe (Huw Thomas)*
3. Cockerton Prize Silver (Michael Hardman)
4. Ripon City Band (Malcolm Dibb)
5. GT Group Peterlee (Nick Hall)
6. Ashington Colliery Band (D Kendall)

*Top 2 bands qualify for National Final

Individual Awards:

Best Trombone Section: Kirbymoorside Town
Best Bass Section: Kirbymoorside Town
Best Percussion Section: Kirbymoorside Town

Second Section:

Test Piece: 'Variations on Maccabeus' - Kevin Norbury
Sunday 15th March

Adjudicator: Paul Cosh

1. Lockwood Brass (John Roberts)*
2. NASUWT Concert Band (Andrew Hunter)*
3. Durham Miners Association (Stuart Gray)
4. East Riding of Yorkshire Band (Ian Scott)
5. Billingham Silver Band (V. Evans)
6. Ellington Colliery Band (Jonathan Fenwick)
7. Murton Colliery Band (Lee Morris)

*Top 2 bands qualify for National Final

Individual Awards:
Euphonium: Lockwood Brass
Bass: Lockwood Brass
Best Soprano: Durham Miners Association

Third Section:

Test Piece:'Evolution, Five States of Change' - Philip Sparke
Saturday 14th March

Adjudicator: Mike Kilroy

1. Houghton Brass (Tom Gibson)*
2. Dunston Silver Band (Steven Archer)*
3. Ferryhill Town Band (Andrew Hall)
4. North Skelton Band (Dennis Noble)
5. Kingsway Printers Cleethorpes (Steve Askew)
6. Barton Community Band (Gary Oglesby)
7. Trimdon Concert Brass Band (W Harrison)
8. Marske Brass Band (Alun Prest)

*Top 2 bands qualify for National Final

Individual Awards
Cornet: Houghton Brass
Percussion: Dunston Silver

Fourth Section:

Test Piece: 'An English Pastorale'- Dean Jones

Adjudicator: Mike Kilroy

1. Knaresborough Silver (S. Morland)*
2. Bearpark & Esh Colliery Band (Tim Oldroyd)*
3. Backworth Colliery Band (Colin Harris)
4. Craghead Colliery (Jack Dodds)
5. Penrith Town Band (Ian Butterworth)
6. Swinton & District Excelsior (Robin Rutter)
7. Jayess Newbiggin Band (Andrew Griffiths)
8. Spennymoor Town (Jean Davidson)
9. Beverley Town Band (Peter Kench)

Lanchester (Lewis Wilkinson) Disqualified **

*Top 2 bands qualify for National Final

Individual Awards
Best Principal Cornet: Knaresborough Silver
Best Euphonium: Bearpark & Esh Colliery Band

 

17th February 2015

5 new files have been added to the website for the review of band members and administrators

16th February 2015

I have arranged a ‘walk through’ the Gala theatre for Saturday 28th February from 10-30 until 11-00am. Please note only one representative will be allowed due to logistics. This we hope will help us all manage the transition to the Gala. Please meet in the Gala foyer café for 10-20am.

Tony Griffiths Regional Secretary

11th February 2015

Timings for the North of England Brass Band Championships 2015

Saturday 14th March 2014

Section one                 Draw 10.30am            start 12midday prompt
Section three               Draw 12.30pm starts 2-00 approx. to follow section 1         

Sunday 15th March 2014

Section two     Draw 8.30am  start 10.00am
Section Four    Draw 12 midday start 1.00pm approx. to follow section 2   
Championship Draw 1.30pm  start 3.00pm approx. to follow section 1

Adjudicators

The Adjudicators for the North of England Brass Band Championships have been confirmed.

The experienced duo of Paul Cosh and Mike Kilroy will sit in judgement at the contest, held for the first time in the Gala Theatre, in the heart of the City of Durham.

The Regional Committee welcomes Paul Cosh for the first time to the North of England while Mike Kilroy’s last visit was in 2012.

Regional Secretary, Tony Griffiths said, “We offer Paul and Mike a warm welcome to our contest. Interest in our event has been positive with many staying in Durham for the weekend.”

This is a massive challenge for the Regional Committee as the home of the Contest has been the Dolphin Centre in Darlington for some thirty years for which the region is grateful to the management and staff of the centre.

We are, however looking forward to moving on to the Gala Theatre, the staff of which has been very accommodating in setting up the event. We trust that bands and audiences will support the event in this new venue       

More information on adjudicators can be found here.

9th February 2015

Errata: An English Pastorale - update

It appears that bar 71- percussion on score and parts, the instruction, glockenspiel has been omitted on some scores and parts. This part should be played on Glockenspiel and not xylophone as some have been instructed.

28th January 2015

Geneva Instruments sponsor the North of England Brass Band Championships

The North of England Brass Band Championships has announced that Geneva Instruments will be the associate sponsor of the North of England regional contest on the 14th and 15thof March 2015, in the Gala Theatre Durham.

The regional committee are delighted that Geneva Instruments are once again able to provide some much needed sustainability to the regional event. A new Geneva Instruments Challenge Cup will be presented by the instrument manufacturer this year to the winning championship section band and a Geneva Symphony cornet will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th section winners. This gesture confirms Geneva’s commitment to the North of England Brass band Championships and to the brass band movement at all levels in the North of England.”

North of England Brass Band Association Regional secretary Tony Griffiths told 4barsrest: “Geneva Instruments support is a welcome boost for our contest and we look forward to developing this strong professional relationship with Geneva Instruments.”

Tony went on to say: “Banding in the North of England remains strong while our future development and sustainability is under scrutiny. This is where the support from a major International company like Geneva Instruments is such a welcomed boost.  It enables us to look forward with some confidence, both in the North of England and within the larger family of the National Brass Band Championships.”

Geneva Instruments Founder, Tim Oldroyd commented: “I am delighted that we are able to work with Tony and the team. The North of England Brass Band Championships is my local contest and I have enjoyed many special moments personally at the championships over the years. Already being associated with many of the bands competing over the weekend will without doubt see our trade stand busy, and the whole Geneva Instruments team offer a warm welcome to friends old and new on the 14th and 15th of March.”

The Bryan Tait: Gala Concert tribute

Bryan Tait Concert GalaThe North of England Brass Band Championships, in partnership with Geneva Instruments is proud to announce Brighouse and Rastrick, NASUWT Riverside Band and The Reg Vardy Band, will provide the music for a special Gala Concert on Saturday 14th March 2015, in the Gala theatre, Durham.

The Concert, one of the highlights of the Contest weekend, will honour banding personalities, from the North of England. At the same time it will raise money for Cancer research, a charity very close to our movement in the North of England. Our first concert will honour the late Bryan Tait who sadly died in July last year

Cornet star

Bryan first made his name as an emerging cornet star with Craghead Colliery Band before cementing his reputation as principal cornet of the then Ever Ready Band - a position he held for 29 years. Dur-ing this time he was an integral part of their success; a ‘top man’ in every respect - from prize winning ‘Best Soloist’ at the Brass in Concert Championship in 1982, to leading them to third place at the National Finals in 2004, numerous North of England Area titles and considerable concert, record-ing and contest successes.

Highest class

His record of achievement included solo performances on television on the ‘Best of Brass’ series, as well as over 30 appearances at the major contests - stages on which he enhanced his reputation as a player of the very highest Championship class.

He also enjoyed further success with a two year period playing with Brighouse & Rastrick and more latterly as principal cornet with the NASUWT Riverside Band.

Conductor

In later years he also revealed himself to be a successful conductor - leading the newly formed NASUWT Youth Band to the National Finals after winning the Fourth and Third Section North of Eng-land Area titles - something which he found great enjoyment in being able to put something back into a banding movement he graced with such musicality.

Founder and Managing Director of Geneva Instruments, Tim Oldroyd said

“Having the honour of working with the three bands and the late Bryan, it’s fitting that we re-commence the tradition of the Gala Concerts by Honouring Bryan, and raising money for local charities. Working with Tony and the regional committee we hope to make our regional contest an entertaining weekend for brass enthusiasts from all over the north of England”

Tickets are on sale from the Gala theatre Box Office, now, priced at £10 (£7 concessions).The concert will start at 7-30pm after a full and busy day of music making from first and third section bands.

22nd January 2015

AN ENGLISH PASTORALE - Errata Issued by the Publisher Lake Music
- All Parts: Bar 38, dynamic is f
- Soprano Cornet: Bar 28 + Bar 208: dynamic is f/Bar 67: first two notes should be slurred/ Bar 77: no accents on the last 2 notes/Bar 113: is tenuto like the other cornets/Bar 172: dynamic = mf
- Solo Cornets: Bar 168: dynamic is f
- Repiano Cornet: Bar 47: dynamic is mp/Bar 172: dynamic is mf
-  Second Cornet: Bar 47; dynamic is mp/Bar 57: no accents on last 2 notes/Bar 172: dynamic is mf
- Third Cornet: Bar 47: dynamic is mp
- Flugelhorn: Bar 76: beat 3 is a C natural quaver/Bar 77: no accents on the last 2 notes
- 2nd Trombone: measure 51, a slur is missing. Should be slurred as in the rest of the band
- Bass Trombone measures 50,59 and 77 slurs are missing. They should be slurred as in the rest of the band
 - Solo Horn: Bar 54: dynamic is mf/Bar 253: marking mf cresc. should be deleted
- 1st Baritone: Bar 183: dynamic is f
- 2nd Baritone: Bar 47: dynamic is mf/Bar 183: dynamic is f
- Trombones: Bar 19 Trombone 1 first note = tenuto. Accents: Trombone 1 on each beat/Trombone 2 on beat 2,3 and 4. Bass Trombone on beat 3 and 4
- Euphonium: Bar 21: dynamic is f/Bar 68: 1st note is accented/Bar 78: fp on 3rd quaver/Bar 122: dynamic is p
- Bar 188: 4th beat has an accent
- Basses: Bar 21: dynamic is f/Bar 68: 1st note is accented/Bar 78: fp on 3rd quaver
- Timpani: Bar 78: fp on 3rd quaver
- Percussion 1: Bar 43: dynamic cymbal is mf/Bar 63: 1st note SD has an accent/Bar 71: Xylophone is playing
- Percussion 2: Bar 78: should be tied like the rest of the parts/Bar 181: BD dynamic is f
Q and A:
Q: Bar 33: Percussion, what instruments are supposed to be playing here?
A: Bass Drum and Suspended Cymbal
Q: Bar 73: 1st Trombone/Top Euph – any reason why the E has a natural?
A: No there is not
Q: Bar 60: Should basses be Sub. MF (from forte) on their first note (as is marked) or should
be remain forte for the first note of bar 60 like Cornets & Trombones?
A: They should remain at forte on their first note as part of the preceding phrase.
Q: Bar 79: Percussion 2 is a roll on a note (second space up) in this bar. What instrument is it?
A: Suspended Cymbal
Q: Bar 249: Trombones are tied over the bar at F whilst the rest of the band are Sub. p – is this correct?
A: Yes, this is fine as its part of the Trombone phrase which is the feature here.

 

16th December 2014

Al the entry forms for the 2015 contest have now been posted out to bands. If your band has not received on a, or you want to enter as a new band please get in touch as soon as possible.

Can I remind all bands, entries need to be in by Saturday 10th January 2015. (Please note the new, earlier closing date)

Preparation are going well for the contest, to be held in the Gala Theatre, Durham City on the 14th and 15th of March 2015. Adjudicators for the contest will be announced early in the New Year.

Can I on behalf of the regional committee wish all bands, supporters and friend a very merry Christmas and a happy new year.

Tony Griffiths
Regional Secretary

10th November 2014

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Alan Martin

It is with great sadness that the Kirkbymoorside band has to announce the death of Alan Martin. After suffering illness over the summer, Alan passed away peacefully during the early hours of Thursday the 16th October. One of its longest serving members Alan has also been an indefatigable administrator for the band. He was a band Trustee and has also been the band secretary for 32 years.
Alan’s love of the brass band began in his home town of Spalding in Lincolnshire when, at the age of 8 the strains of the local brass band attracted his attention. This interest flourished as Alan took up the cornet somewhat to the surprise of Alan’s dad who was a trained musician and highly respected church organist. Alan had always felt that his parents had harboured rather loftier musical ambitions for him but, Alan had got the brass band bug, an interest and pleasure which remained throughout his life.

Alan’s work as a local authority chartered civil engineer brought him and his young family to Pickering in 1974 whereupon Alan introduced himself to Kirkbymoorside Town Brass Band. He immediately took up a position as one of the front row cornet team and soon threw himself into the day to day administration of the band.
He also became an enthusiastic and long serving member for the Yorkshire & Humberside Brass Band Committee as well representing bands on the North of England Area Committee. He could often be found on contest days serving as one of the backroom volunteers who are so greatly relied upon on contest days.Alan was a diligent and active member of the regional committee. As minute secretary his invaluable role will be sadly missed. He could be found every contest weekend on duty, backstage keeping order and directing bands to the registration. Alan was one of the longest serving members of the committee and a great friend to the banding movement.

26th October 2014

At The Annual General  Meeting of the  North of England Regional Committee, held on Sunday
26th October 2014, the following Officers were elected:

John Rummell   Chairman
Tony Griffiths    Regional Secretary
Teresa Harris      Treasurer
Jill Johnson         Minute Secretary
Registrar              Mavis Lloyd
Alan Hope           Publicity Officer

Committee members

Alan Tong
Peter Gilby
Tracey Reay
Julie Carmichael

Entry Forms for the 2015 Regional Contest to be held in the Gala Theatre, Durham will be issued very shortly.

All Bands should note that further details of the Contest will appear on the Regional website:
www.noebrassband.org.uk   as they become available.

9th July 2014

All Change in The North of England

The North of England Brass Band Championships 2015 will now take place on Saturday 14th March 2015 ( sections 1 and 3) and Sunday 15th March 2015, (sections 2, 4, and Championship).

The Championships will take place in the fantastic facilities of the Gala Theatre in Durham.

Regional Secretary ,Tony Griffiths said "the Gala offers us a new modern venue with excellent acoustics and fantastic facilities for bands and the general public. We hope that our event will flourish and become a popular destination event

"Listening to bands concerns we have been very actively working to secure alternative suitable venue that will take the regional contest forward in the 21st century. After much negotiation with various venues across the north of England, I am pleased to announce that the regional Contest will be held in The Gala Theatre, in the heart of the City of Durham. The facilities and acoustics are first class and we look forward to a strong professional working relationship with the management and staff of this venue. "

28th Febuary 2014

Geneva to sponsor the North of England Brass Band Championships

The North of England Brass Band Championships has announced that Geneva Instruments will be the associate sponsor of the regional contest on the 15 and 16th of March, in Darlington. The regional committee are delighted that Geneva have come on board, providing, some much needed sustainability to the regional event.

Regional Secretary Tony Griffiths said, Geneva support is a welcome boost for our contest. We look forward to developing a strong professional relationship with Geneva” Banding in the North of England remains strong. Our future development and sustainability is under scrutiny, and backing from companies such as Geneva is a welcome boost.

“Support from such a major international company enables us to look forward, with some confidence, both in the North of England and within the family of the National Brass Band Championships.”

Tim Oldroyd of Geneva said I am delighted that we are able to work with Tony and the team. The North of England Brass Band Championships is my local contest and I have enjoyed some special moments. Being associated will without doubt create interest in our instruments and I look forward to welcoming friends to our trade stand”

The whole team in the North of England offer a warm welcome to friends old and new on Saturday the 15th and Sunday 16th

24th Febuary 2014

Changes to Town Hall Parking

For more information please visit

http://www.darlington.gov.uk/dar_public/documents/_Place/PolicyRegeneration/Car_Park_Information_Leaflet.pdf or http://www.darlington.gov.uk/Transport/carparking/carparking.htm

17th Febuary 2014

PRS will take action on illegal recordings

The PRS for Music has informed 4BR that it is aware of the growing problem of illegal brass band recordings - and will be taking action. The Performing Rights Society for Music has informed 4BR that they will take action against any individual who uses social media platforms to illegally broadcast brass band performances.

Read Full Article here

1st Febuary 2014

Chaucer’s Tune Errata - Section 2

Bar 7 : All crotchets should have staccato dots and accents
Bar 9: as above all crotchets should have staccato dots and accents
Bar before '2' - BBb Bass 2nd crotchet G natural
5 bars before ‘5’ – 2nd Cornet should be pp
4 and 3 bars before '5' - Baritone parts pp then cresc as band.
2nd bar of '6' - 3rd cornet & troms. accent on F’s as cornets.
'9' - sop & rep muted from ‘take mute’ to ‘Mute out’ mark before 10.
7th bar of '19' – trombones 'f' . – as on score.
5 before '25' - dynamic for the horns, Horns mf - cresc. begins a bar later at 25-3 for both Horns and Trombones.
4 before '27' – 2nd & 3rd cornets - f sub.
2 before '32' - These are semitone trills, Eb Soprano Cornet should play (written) F-Gb trill and the 1st Reps Bb-Cb
'37' - Euph should be 'mf'.
'44' - Fluge, & horn parts 'f'
'46' - Troms - straight mute 46 to bar before 47.
'46' - baritones dynamic p 2nd beat & on.
'53' - the quavers (bars 2/4/6/8) slurred.

28th th January 2014

Regional Test Piece Section Four: 2014

Three Spanish Impressions    A. Fernie        published  Obrasso-Verlag.
The following list of Errata has been issued, with apologies, by the composer and publisher of this work.    This list supersedes previous lists.

First movement ;
Page 1 - bars 1/2 and 5/6 - 2nd and 3rd cornets, Solo and 1st Horn - tied over bar-line
               bar 3 - Baritones - Cantabile (as Euph.)
Page 2 - bars 12/13 - Solo and 1st Horn - tied over bar-line
bars 13/14 - Solo and 1st Horn - phrased as 2nd /3rd cornets
             bar 15 - Solo Horn - first 2 notes tied
Page 3 - bar 21 - Baritones - forte
Page 6 - bar 46 - Horns 1 and 2 - mezzo piano
             bars 50-51 - 2nd cornet - last note in bar 50, A, tied over bar-line
               3rd cornet - last note in bar 50, F, tied over bar-line
                                 Horns 1 and 2 - tied over bar-line

Second Movement:
Page 8 -   bar 16 - Euph. and Basses - diminuendo
Page 9 -   bar 23 - Solo Cornet, lower part, first note G, not F#
Page 10 - bar 33 - Btrb./Timpani - mezzo forte
            bars 34 and 38 - Soprano, Solo Cornet, Baritone 1 and  Euph. - 1st note tenuto
P.11     - ** bars 44   Repiano Cornet    3rd beat should be quavers A♮  B♮  as per S.C.
**bar 45    Repiano Cornet   first crotchet C ♮, then A♮ & A♮ as written.
Page 12 - bar 56 - Trombone 2 - cresc. and dim, as Trombone 1. Bass trom. - mp, no cresc. & dim.
bar 58 - all the horns' last note should be F#
Page 14 - bar 72 - Timpani - piano
Page 15 - bar 90 - Soprano - straight mute in
Page 16 - bar 99 - Sop./Rep/ 2nd and 3rd cornets - mutes out for start  of third movement.
All the single C glockenspiel strokes bars 4,6,8,10, 12, 67, 69, 71, 73, 75 and 77 should have a beam off them as in bar 2 of this movement.

Third Movement;
Page 18 - bar 13 - Soprano - mezzo forte
bars 13/14 euph  F Natural as S.C.
               bar 18 - Percussion 2 - quaver on beat 1 (castanets)
               bar 19 - Percussion 3 - triangle, mezzo forte
Page 20 - bar 35 - Horns and Baritones - mezzo forte
Page 21 - bar 46 - Percussion 2 - as bar 18 (castanets)
Page 23 –bar 65 - Eb Bass, last beat, 1st quaver should be a B (not an A)  
bar 69 - Timpani - tacet
Page 24 - bar 71 - Timpani – tacet         **Bars 71 & 73 Cnts/ Troms crotchets: 2nd beat -  staccato
Page 25 - bar 89 -  Solo Cornets – tutti
Page 27 - bar 105  Solo cornets & repiano should be piano (p) -
Page 27 - bar 109 - Basses - first note tacet
Bar 110 – Bass trom. F minim not G.
Page 30 - bar 138 - 2nd Horn - rhythm same as Baritone 2 (dotted crotchet, three quavers)
Page 31 - bar 148 - 1st Trombone - rhythm same as all horns, baritones and other trombones
Page 32 - bar 158 - 1st Horn - last note A
Page 33 - bar 165 - 2nd Horn - rhythm same as rest of horn section.

Obrasso-Verlag
In the light of the recent problems caused to Section Four bands with this work, as an act of good faith the publishers make the following offer to all Section Four competing bands:
Obrasso-Verlag offer to send, free of charge, to all Bands participating at the 2014 Section Four Regional Contests, one Brass Band piece published by Obrasso-Verlag, including postage to their home address.

 Bands will be requested to supply direct to Obrasso-Verlag the following details before March 31st 2014:
-  orders by e-mail / fax / or by Obrasso's website directly to Obrasso.
-  full Band Name, Band Secretary or Band Manager responsible and full home address & title of work chosen.
Orders via UK resellers can not be considered.
This offer closes March 31st 2014.
Alan Hope
Secretary, Kapitol Music Selection Panel.   28th January 2014.

14th January 2014

The experienced duo of David Hirst and Kevin Wadsworth have been announced as the adjudicators for the forthcoming North of England Brass Band Championships, to be held in Darlington’s Dolphin Centre on the 15th and 16th of March. David, an experienced conductor and adjudicator at all levels of banding will cast his musical ear on the highly competitive 4th, 2nd and Championship Section.

Kevin Wadsworth returns to the North of England to take charge of the 3rd and 1st section. “Regional Secretary Tony Griffiths said “We look forward to a warm Northern welcome to David and Kevin. Both are well respected friends of the regional banding scene.” The level of support from bands in the region has been excellent for the contest this year. We thank bands who have entered and remind the few still to enter to send their entries by the 31st of January.

Regional Test Piece Section Four: 2014


Three Spanish Impressions    A. Fernie   published  Obrasso-Verlag.

The following list of Errata has been issued, with apologies, by the composer of this work:

First movement ;

Page 1 - bars 1/2 and 5/6 - 2nd and 3rd cornets, Solo and 1st Horn - tied over bar-line
bar 3 - Baritones - Cantabile (as Euph.)

Page 2 - bars 12/13 - Solo and 1st Horn - tied over bar-line
bars 13/14 - Solo and 1st Horn - phrased as 2nd /3rd cornets
bar 15 - Solo Horn - first 2 notes tied
Page 3 - bar 21 - Baritones - forte
Page 6 - bar 46 - Horns 1 and 2 - mezzo piano
bars 50-51 - 2nd cornet - last note in bar 50, A, tied over bar-line
3rd cornet - last note in bar 50, F, tied over bar-line
Horns 1 and 2 - tied over bar-line

Second Movement;

Page 8 -   bar 16 - Euph. and Basses - diminuendo
Page 9 -   bar 23 - Solo Cornet, lower part, first note G, not F#
Page 10 - bar 33 - Btrb./Timpani - mezzo forte
bars 34 and 38 - Soprano, Solo Cornet, Baritone 1 and  Euph. - 1st note tenuto
Page 12 - bar 56 - Trombone 2 - cresc. and dim, as Trombone 1. Bass trom. - mp, no cresc. & dim.
Page 14 - bar 72 - Timpani - piano
Page 15 - bar 90 - Soprano - straight mute in
Page 16 - bar 99 - Sop./Rep/ 2nd and 3rd cornets - mutes out for start  of third movement.

All the single C glockenspiel strokes bars 4,6,8,10, 12, 67, 69, 71, 73, 75 and 77 should have a beam off them as in bar 2 of this movement.

Third Movement;

Page 18 - bar 13 - Soprano - mezzo forte bars 13/14 euph  F Natural as S.C.
bar 18 - Percussion 2 - quaver on beat 1 (castanets)
bar 19 - Percussion 3 - triangle, mezzo forte
Page 20 - bar 35 - Horns and Baritones - mezzo forte
Page 21 - bar 46 - Percussion 2 - as bar 18 (castanets)
Page 23 - bar 69 - Timpani - tacet
Page 24 - bar 71 - Timpani - tacet
Page 25 - bar 89 -  Solo Cornets - tutti
Page 27 - bar 109 - Basses - first note tacet
Page 30 - bar 138 - 2nd Horn - rhythm same as Baritone 2 (dotted crotchet, three quavers)
Page 31 - bar 148 - 1st Trombone - rhythm same as all horns, baritones and other trombones
Page 32 - bar 158 - 1st Horn - last note A
Page 33 - bar 165 - 2nd Horn - rhythm same as rest of horn section.

 

Addition

Second Movement
Page 12   bar 58 - all the horns' last note should be F#

Third Movement
Page 23   bar 65 - Eb Bass, last beat, 1st quaver should be a B (not an A)
bar 105 - Solo cornets & repiano should be piano (p)
bar 110 - Bass Trombone - F not G!

Alan Hope

Kapitol Music Selection Panel

1st January 2014

Happy New Year! Now the festivities are over the hard work begins and the countdown to the contest continues for us all. Entries for the contest has been very positive up to now, but can I remind you that the closing date for the contest is Friday 31st of January 2014. Pease ensure that you have you entry in in good time so we can finalise time for the weekend. The regional committee look forward to welcoming bands to Darlington on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th March 2014.

December 2013

Entry forms have now been posted and followed up with an email to all bands on our grading list. Please complete and return ASAP, but before the closing date of 31st January 2014. If you have not received the form please contact me with your up to date contact details and I will contact you. Any problems get in touch, we can help.