All Hands to the Pump

Lakeside Brass Extravaganza On the 11th of September Carlton Brass Nottingham in conjunction with Lakeside Tower (The Old Bestwood Pumping Station) is holding an Open Invitation Entertainments Contest. Each band will play 20 – 25 minutes of music from the central island in the magnificent surroundings of Lakeside . The adjudicator for the day is […]

Whit Friday 2005

Wow did we have fantastic day at this years Whit Friday contests in which we managed to get round 7 contests, 6 in Tameside and 1 in Saddleworth. It came as a pleasant surprise to learn that we had taken the best 2nd section slot at the Carrbrook contest. The Band won £150 and the […]

The 2005 Area Contest – Special Report

A report from our special correspondent Phil (he knows cos he was there) Areas day 2005 had arrived. Three months of practice on Vaughan Williams’ Variatiations for Brass Band behind us and we were off to Burton-on-Trent Town Hall to play it one last time. The day was certainly a memorable one, full of laughter, […]

NEMBBA Contest

Following on from our success at The Butlins mineworkers Open we came a creditable second at Derby being beaten by one point by Silk Brass. A good result and run out for the area contest.

Adjudicators Remarks

Verona Lights Band Number 11 Points 188 Place 1st V.good to open and all goes well to (C) and to (D). Troms do well. Horn take over not quite as smooth. (F) Good.. Cornets do well (G) Well done horns and cornets also at (H). Moderato perc don’t correspond to basses etc. (I) Good. Soloists […]