On the edge of history

Issue 5946

Cory Band looks to make further history at the RAH on 8 October. All about the National Final and much more in the latest packed edition of BB!

Brass Roots: Fife Charities Contest

Friday 30 September, 2016

Aberdeen-based Bon-Accord Silver Band swept the boards at the Fife Charities Brass Band Association contest, held at the Adam Smith Theatre in Kirkcaldy on Saturday 24 September. 

Conducted by Stephen Malcolm, Bon-Accord finally lifted the top prize at the annual Fife event, having finished fourth, third and second in the previous three years. Bon-Accord opened its programme with its test-piece choice, Kenneth Downie’s St. Magnus, followed by the hymn tune Blaenwern, and finished with The President by William German, collecting most of the section and instrumental prizes in the process. 

The full results were:

1. Bon-Accord Silver (Stephen Malcolm) 190

2. Tullis Russell Mills (Paul Kiernan) 189

3. Granite City Brass (Bruce Wallace) 187

4. Unison Kinneil (Craig Anderson) 186

5. Kingdom Brass (Paul Drury) 184

6. Emley Brass (Garry Hallas) 183

7. Dysart Colliery (Ross Brotherston) 181

8. Broxburn and Livingston (Chris Shanks) 180

9. Croy Silver (Ken Blackwood) 179

10. Brass Sounds Inverclyde (Chris Mansfield) 178

11. Tullis Russell Intermediate (Steven Craig) 177

12. Renfrew Burgh (Mark Good) 177

13. Bon-Accord Silver B (Jennifer Cook) 176 

Best Fife A Band: Tullis Russell Mills

Best Fife B Band: Dysart Colliery

Best 1st Section: Tullis Russell Mills

Best 2nd Section: Emley Brass

Best 3rd Section: Tullis Russell Intermediate

Best 4th Section: Dysart Colliery 

Best cornet: David Cooper (Bon-Accord Silver)

Best horn/flugelhorn: Sarah Findlay, flugel, Kingdom Brass

Best euphonium: Richard Kidd (Bon-Accord Silver)

Best trombone: Mark Boyd, Bon-Accord Silver

Best basses: Bon-Accord Silver

Best percussion: Bon-Accord Silver

Adjudicators: Steve Pritchard Jones (music) and John Boax (solo prizes)