A fine runner-up came in the form of Royston Town Band under Steve Earley, with a four piece set that opened with 'The Greatest Show' followed by 'A Design for Life'.

November 11 • The Last Post was played across the nation today by musicians of all ages to remember the sacrifice of those who fought for our freedoms. Please try again. Chris Thomas gave an ever so elegant rendition of Arthur Pryor’s The Blue Bells of Scotland and Steve Kane’s baritone solo, Carrickfergus, was both beautiful and exciting.

October 31 • Chadderton Band is a non-contesting band playing at various events throughout the year. We are graded section 3 in the Midlands taking part in a good range of concerts and contests. Brass Band B10 from Germany under MD Dominic Wagner showcased their emerging talents with an eclectic set that encompassed the Olympic spirit of 'Citius, Altius, Fortius', 'Soul Bossa Nova' led by flugel soloist Volker Lutz and the closing 'Ready, Steady, Brass!'

The eventual winner was Woodhouse Silver Prize Band from Yorkshire, who although formed way back in 1853 has been for many years a non-competing band — hoping to make their first Area appearance in 2021. Two years later, he entered the National Youth Brass Band of Wales and made such remarkable progress that he was awarded the Norman’s Prize for the player showing the most promise (in a band that contained many future professional players). Audio CD. “After considering giving up my playing when I reached a significant birthday in 2015, I am very grateful to Cory Band for having faith in me and helping me find my mojo, resulting in 2016 being my most successful year to date. Desford Colliery Band was the perfect solution so he could continue playing at the top level, whilst not interfering with his new role. The major work in his latest solo album is the Euphonium Concerto by Karl Jenkins that has already notched up over 21 performances internationally. Lament (from Stabat Mater), Hymn (from Adiemus: Songs of Sanctuary) and Benedictus (from The Armed Man), which tugs at the heartstrings in David's mellifluous performance. Become a Friend of Cory Band and help us thrive and discover exclusive benefits. There was a deserved Scottish success in the Second Section as Lochgelly Band led by Paul McElvie OBE dipped into the bag of concert repertoire that has brought them success over the past year or so to repel the strong challenge of Norwegian contenders Fjell Brass and Bearpark & Esh from the North of England. ( Log Out / 

Drogheda: (10/7/8*) = 259. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. David ends with a real 'hoot' or should that be 'tweet' in the flight of fancy that is Paul Nero's The Hot Canary. Cardiff born and bred, Martyn started playing baritone at the age of 10. Your registration of interest in the Cory Online Brass Band Championships 2021 has been successfully submitted. Bearpark & Esh: (3/4/3) = 104. Buy a CD or Vinyl record and get 90 days free Amazon Music Unlimited, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 10 November 2013. This page lists all the Cory Band Members and profiles a select few of the band; focusing on what motivates them to give their time and play their music, highlighting their own and reflecting their colleague’s views on what they get from the experience and what Cory offers, both to concert audiences and in its professional workshops. A Live Performance is life-affirming! We would like to show you a description here but the site won’t allow us. — praising its imagination, delivery, confidence and production values. The commitment to this meant that full time banding was not possible. By the age of 14 he was offered the switch to euphonium at Champion Band of Wales at the time, BTM Band with Mark Hutcherson as his mentor. Keep up to date and get to know the band more through our News section. I can remember the bar we were in erupting when the results came through on social media and the celebrations starting.”, Gareth hopes to go on to postgraduate study.

CNL Brass: (10/8/7) = 2510. They finished ahead of Whitburn from Scotland and the home grown talents of City of Cardiff (Melingriffith) on Saturday evening, after a contest in which all 15 contenders delivered slickly produced programmes for the adjudication panel of Philip Harper, Tom Hutchinson, Nigel Seaman and Simon Howell to enjoy.

He then started a teaching post in Gosport, Hampshire and travelled back for Tredegar rehearsals for a year. Shirley: (13/11/12) = 3514. Over the… Read more » Posted on Oct 1, 2020 at 14:38pm | Read more Newcastle PCYC: (8/7/3) = 187.

There’s always a lot going on throughout the year with Cory Band – contest reports, new players or special projects.

Best wishes. Some of the best entertainment was certainly on show in the Fourth Section where a huge field of 20 contenders produced fantastic visual as well as musical programming.

There were also a number of other fine performances on show, with Wotton Silver (125 years old in 2019) claiming prizes for 'Best Cornets', 'Best Euphoniums/Baritones' and 'Best Welsh Music Performance' for 'Calon Lan' in their cross border set.

Change ). City of Cardiff (M1): (3*/4/4) = 114. And with Cory MD Philip Harper as the indefatigable host and the technical excellence of Cory's in-house tech wizard Ali Woodman, it also opened the door to an exciting new era of concert programme presentation to a musical public increasingly accustomed to accessing entertainment at home via social media platforms. Keeping an organisation like ourselves at the top of our game and supporting musical development is a lot of hard work.

Kevin Stees, Professor of Tuba/Euphonium at James Madison Univeristy reviews Cory's first concert in the USA since 1976. Philip describes Cory’s performances as like a fabulous journey from one unique destination to another – whether gloriously vibrant or exquisitely tranquil – you just need to sit back and enjoy the ride. He joined his old friends and family at newly promoted Tongwynlais Temperance Band. Led by Bryan Allen and produced by their young percussionist Ryan Bradley, their eclectic triptych set saw them open with the 1960s sounds of the television series 'Hawaii Five-O' (although you suspect it may not have been filmed in the Autumnal sunshine of West Lothian!). Milton Keynes: (7/12/5) = 248. I feel compelled to keep doing it and enjoy that the band has a diverse and dynamic repertoire and is successful at establishing a rapport with their audiences – making a connection that only comes with a live performance.”. The band then moved to a well-crafted performance of Arthur Sullivan’s The Yeoman of the Guard followed by the first soloist of the night, soprano cornetist Steve Stewart, who rocked out on Paul McCartney’s Live and Let Die.

The final podium place went to City of Cardiff (Melingriffith) who mined a seam of Welshness as thick as anthracite coal under MD Christopher Bond, with their trio of 'Afonaf Angel', the MD's own 'Welsh Melody' arrangement and the closing sounds of Tom Jones at his thumping best with 'It's Not Unusual'. The tango third movement is my favourite, with its seductive jazzy surface and menacing undercurrent. Blackley: (1/13/8) = 226. Such was the impact that Philip Harper summed it up by saying "How about that? Askam Town Silver Band: (13/12/5) = 3012.

They both connect with audiences. Since then she has established herself as one of the band world’s finest players. Brass Band Leieland: (15/14/9) = 3814. 25 years ago one could literally count the serious euphonium repertoire on one hand; euphoniumists were hard pressed to expand beyond the familiar crop of air with variations solos and slow melodies extending back to the 19th century. The Cory Band conducted by Arthur Kenny, euphonium Roy Roberts. November 11 • Bramwell Tovey has stepped down from the role of Artistic Director of the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain. At Ton, Martyn was a driving force as a player and band trainer for their rise to the British Open contest and achieving 4th place at the National Finals in 2012. The worldwide scope of the championships was certainly shown in the Third Section where strong contenders came from as far afield as South Korea, Germany and a brace from Australia. Menai Bridge: (5/7/17) = 299. Amington Band: (16*/15/14) = 45 16. At the age of 13, Andrew joined the BTM Band. "It had drama, invention and humour"Phil Harper added, whilst Helen Williams said it "ticked all those boxes — showing their personality and character". Simone Mantia's treatment of Auld Lang Syne is a reminder that Arthur Pryor and Herbert C. Clarke were not the only creative stars in Sousa's famous band.

Leyland Band: (6/9/8) = 238. He remained on Euphonium for many years playing for Ystrad Mynach Brass Band and also dabbled in conducting when he led their youth band. We use cookies and similar tools to enhance your shopping experience, to provide our services, understand how customers use our services so we can make improvements, and display ads. Freckleton: (15/15/14) = 44, Most Entertaining Programme: Brass Band of Northern VirginiaBest Welsh Music Performance: Arkansas MusicworksBest Soloist: Lauren Stewart (Downshire Brass) — flugel, Best Cornets: Bollington Best Horns: Seindorf Arian DeiniolenBest Euphoniums/Baritones: Downshire BrassBest Trombones: Lion City Best Basses: Arkansas MusicworksBest Percussion: Downshire Brass, Adjudicators: Nigel Seaman, Glyn Williams*, Rob Nicholson, 1. Gresley Colliery: (6/7/5) = 187.

Langley Band: (12/15/10) = 3713. Prime members enjoy fast & free shipping, unlimited streaming of movies and TV shows with Prime Video and many more exclusive benefits. £2.98. However the lure to return to his roots proved too much and returned home to complete a PGCE course whilst performing with Tredegar Town Band. There are no paywalls to overcome to be able to enjoy what we do to keep our journalism at the heart of the brass banding world. To imagine that the ensemble had only arrived in town the night before - exceptional! In 2015 Helen, along with her husband Glyn who plays principal euphonium, relocated from North West England to the South Wales Valleys to join the Cory Band, and now splits her time between working for Kapitol Promotions at the Brass Band Players Registry and involvement with the Cory Academy. 3.1 out of 5 stars 4. Since then, both the euphonium and its repertoire have been in perpetual motion. Fakenham Town: (18/18/16) = 5220. "It had everything"adjudicator Steve Stewart said "Bravo".

Poyntzpass Silver: (9*/14/7) = 3010. In September 2014, reconnecting with Welsh ancestry, Gareth commenced his studies at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and was immediately accepted into the Cory Band. Woodhouse Silver Prize Band: (2/1/3) = 62. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. All this came to a halt in 1994, when he completely gave up playing in order to concentrate on developing his career in Insurance Risk Assessment. Again the urge to return to South Wales returned, and he worked as Head of Music at several South Wales senior schools, during this time Martyn’s most proud achievement happened and his son, Lestyn was born. Fountain City Brass Band: (2/1/1) = 42. By the end of his tenure with Ystrad Mynach, Mark had taught himself the basics of playing the Trombone and took up a Trombone position with Oakdale Silver Band. It all started for Helen in the summer of 1975, when she first picked up a cornet. Mark started playing baritone at the age of 8 under the guidance of Colin Radford. As evidenced on this album, David continues to raise the bar in a musical journey of perpetual motion flowing from the title track through a series of solos celebrating the life and work of the hugely popular Welsh composer Karl Jenkins and culminating in his Euphonium Concerto of 2009.


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