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Leicester Contest Success

At the Leicestershire Open Brass Band contest held yesterday in Loughborough, the band achieved 2nd place in the scond section playing Philip Harper's 'Kingdom of Dragon'. In his summing up, the adjudicator said rthat the top two bands were clearly ahead of the rest of the field.

Band Success at Bedworth

Following promotion from the Third Section, the band gained 3rd place in the Second Section at the Regional Contest in Bedworth on 10th March. Given the difficulty of the piece and the higher standard of the other competitors in the section, the band were very pleased with the result.

Daventry Brass are the 2011 Midlands Regional 3rd Section Champions!

Topping off a good year of contesting since the Areas last year, Daventry Brass came away from the Midland Area Championships as the Champion Third Section Band! 

Performing "A Little Light Music" by Philip Whilby, the secret to our success came from keeping to the title of the music.

Our performance attracted a number of very positive remarks from the adjudicators, including "Much to admire, thankyou" and "Thank you MD - well rehearsed. Very Enjoyable."

With the completion of the band hall only months away, it's fantastic to have some fresh silverware to show off!

With an exciting line of jobs booked this year, The National Finals in Cheltenham is truly the icing on the cake!

4barsrest have an article here, including an interview with our very own MD!

A full gallery will be posted as soon as the excitement has died down and photos can be collected, but for now, this picture of Nigel and Steph (trombone) says it all!

Daventry Brass are the 2012 Midlands Regional 3rd Section Champions!

For the second year running, we've returned from the midland area contest as Champions of the 3rd Section! We'll be off to represent our region again at the finals in Cheltenham this September.

Our performance certainly impressed the adjudicators, Malcolm Brownbill and Barry Thompson. 

Read more: Daventry Brass are the 2012 Midlands Regional 3rd Section Champions!

Daventry Brass Wins 2nd Place and Best Percussion at the Wychavon Festival of Brass 2010!

Building on our win at Weston, we were won 2nd place and awarded best percussion section at the Wychavon Festival of Brass 2010 on Sunday 19th September.

With a rousing opener in the form of “March: Assignment”, we followed this with an outstanding solo from our Principal Cornet, Chris North, performing his own transcription of the popular “Melody in F”. In a moment of reflection the audience were treated to Sir Dean Goffin’s “Meditation: Light of the World”, before our Grand Finale, “Ol’ Man River”, in which our percussion section were given a real chance to shine, and shine they did, winning the best percussion section prize!

The festival, now in its 21st year, is an entertainments contest which made for a refreshing break from the monotony of 16+ varying interpretations of the same test piece with some bands even attempting some choreography to enhance their performance. All of the bands taking part played well and performed an excellent selection of music, and were well received by the audience.

To sum up: a fantastic day and a fantastic result! Once again thanks to the players and Nigel for standing in the middle and wagging (one day we'll work out why he does this) who all worked hard together to put on an excellent performance.

Julie provided the most quotable comments of the day, with “we’ll be known as the band with the best knockers” (referring to the “knocking” effect in Light of the World, of course…).

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