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Re: Alternative Nationals Results



David I think you were unfair with your remarks to the Horn Player with
EYMS it was a young lady trying her best, okay she tried her best, its a
daunting task when thing go wrong on the Albert hall stage, they are a
young band with one of the nicest guys in brass banding Robert Childs, he
was the first one to go over to her and say a few comforting words to her
afterwards.

I was in the hall also down the mews the weather I gave 198 pts ;)

Yours Evan Howells



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> From: D.LANCASTER@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> To: brass-band@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Alternative Nationals Results
> Date: 20 October 1997 14:10
> 
> Dear List
> 
> As one of the unofficial adjudicators on Saturday at the RAH (one in 
> the hall that is, not the mews...) I'd like to offer my alternative 
> results - they will probably won't  make any sense to those not at the 
> contest, but never mind,  here goes:
> 
> Best rep solo:  Fodens
> 
> Best solo cornet not in the top 3 (all of whom were outstanding):
> 1st Rothwell, 2nd Flowers
> 
> Best Euph: Ever Ready
> 
> Best Basses: Fodens (maybe I'll get that pint next time, Phil!)
> 
> Best Percussion: Point of Ayr
> 
> Sight reading award: Grimethorpe percussion???
> 
> Best dressed conductor: Brighouse
> 
> Most yukkie fluorescent uniforms: Ransomes
> 
> Most expansive use of the Albert Hall stage: Kirkintilloch
> 
> Best lesson in why its a good idea to sit close together on stage: 
> Kirkintilloch
> 
> Biggest surprise of the day: Kirkintilloch - total commitment!
> 2nd Ransomes: a very tidy performance
> 
> Best cheer at the results: Kirkintilloch
> 
> Best off stage horn solo: Faireys
> 
> Most off stage horn: EYMS (could anyone hear him/her?)
> 
> Least off stage horn solo: Ever Ready
> 
> Best sop: Rothwell (2nd Ever Ready)
> 
> Most dejected soprano: CWS Glasgow
> 
> Conductor's prize: The steward who conducted Grimethorpe's off stage 
> horn solo (and got a couple of beats out)
> 
> Best laugh: seeing Brighouse lads running back from the mews to 
> celebrate their win in a state of 'extreme relaxation' at the same time
as
> the ISB (Intentionally Sober Boys?) were arriving with their gear...
> 
> Best post-contest speech: Peter Graham
> 
> What I missed the most: hearing David King's interpretation...
> 
> 
> And finally my top 6 (I should add that I missed Cory, Aveley and 
> Whitburn):
> 
> 6 Rothwell (lovely sop and horn duet - probs at start (with nerves?)  but

> really settled well)
> 
> 5 Ever Ready (super euph and lower end - the only band who really got 
> to crotchet = 50 and pianissimo for that euph solo...)
> 
> 4 Grimethorpe ( a great reading of the piece but soloists 
> surprisingly off their best form)
> 
> 3 Brighouse (some tempi so quick some lack of clarity in bass detail 
> from where I sat, but a very exciting performance - massive sound and
> Jim Davis superb)
> 
> 2 Fodens (Polished performance with all details in place - just odd 
> minor lapses in solos - solo cornet spot on - very cultured sound)
> 
> 1Faireys (I couldn't hear 1st trom well in trio section but otherwise 
> very fluent and supremely musical)
> 
> 
> Anyone else out there got some more results?
> 
> David
> 
> 
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