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October 01, 2008

Nationals

Writing about web page http://www.4barsrest.com/news/detail.asp?id=8651

After a long week of rehearsals and several curries later. We played at Harrogate.

After being drawn 19th, what we believed to be the worst possible place to be drawn, we played an absolute blinder.

And this got us placed 5th!!!

Yes 5th!!!

Coming 1 point behind a band that had practiced it since the piece was announced and only 5 points the winners. This is a great achievement!!!

Well done and congratulations to all who played and many thanks to who made it possible and came to support us!!!


June 04, 2008

National Finals Contest Pieces Announced

Writing about web page http://www.themouthpiece.com/vb/showthread.php?p=605422#post605422

From the tMP forums…

Section 3:
Suite for Brass
Composer: John Rutter
Arranger: Sandy Smith
Publisher: Obrasso-Verlag AG

NB: This arrangement is taken from Rutter’s piece, “Suite for Strings”.


Dates Announced for Regional Contest 2009

Writing about web page http://www.mabbc.org/

Hello all,

The Midlands Area Brass Band Championships website has announced the dates for next year’s Areas contest. They will take place in Bedworth on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th March.

Term 2 ends on Friday 13th March.

This will involve some interesting organisation skills… ;-)


May 19, 2008

Whit Friday Results 2008

Writing about web page http://www.whitfriday.brassbands.saddleworth.org/Ranking_2008.php

So, the full results are in…

Here’s how we did (with comparison to Leeds Uni)

Lees

Warwick: 34 (Look for “Boris Johnson Appreciation Society” (Don’t ask!))
Leeds: Did Not Compete (DNC)
Total Bands: 45

Grotton

Warwick: 36
Leeds: 39
Total Bands: 43

Lydgate

Warwick: 41
Leeds: 29
Total Bands: 53

Dobcross

Warwick: 41
Leeds: DNC
Total Bands: 55

Delph

Warwick: 74
Leeds: 58
Total Bands: 78

Other Villages Leeds Uni Did

Denshaw: 35/52
Friezland: 10/48 (NB: 3rd Section and below only play here)
Greenfield: 44/66
Uppermill: 41/58

Other Prizes Won

None

So basically, they thrashed us this year!


March 09, 2008

Brass Band Qualify for National Finals

On Saturday 8th March, the University of Warwick Brass Band competed in the Midland Area Third Section Championships, and achieved a very impressive 3rd place playing Paul Loveatt-Cooper’s “The Dark Side of the Moon”. This means the band will be travelling to Harrogate in September for the National Finals.

This is the first time in 8 years that the band has qualified for the finals, and the band will be proud to represent the University at one of the World’s premier brass band contests.

The University of Warwick band are the highest ranked contesting student band in the country, and regularly perform outstanding concerts under the musical direction of former Fine Arts Brass trombonist Simon Hogg. The band recently performed in the prestigious Butterworth Hall at Warwick Arts Centre with World renowned tuba soloist Steve Sykes.

After a break for Easter, the band will be taking part in the annual Whit Friday march contest, as well as performing a variety of concerts at the University and in the local area.


June 05, 2007

Whit Friday Results

Writing about web page http://www.whitfriday.brassbands.saddleworth.org/winrs.htm

Well, the full results are in…

Univeristy of Warwick

Lees (50 Total)
48

Grotton (50 Total)
47

Lydgate (66 Total)
66

Dobcross (61 Total)
47

Delph (84 total)
72

And the comparisons with other Uni’s…

Delph (84 total)
Leeds 59
Warwick 72
Durham 77

Dobcross (61 Total)
Warwick 47
Leeds 57
Durham Did not play

Lydgate (66 Total)
Leeds 54
Durham 65
Warwick 66

Other Results:

Leeds Uni
Denshaw 49/57
Friezland 34/50 (Correction, the bands were listed in playing order rather than results order.)

Durham Uni
Greenfield 67/67


October 12, 2006

EGM Next Wednesday

Due to Nick resigning from the exec position of Social Secretary, there will be an EGM next wednesday.
We welcome any member to consider standing. According to the constitution:
The Social Secretary shall:
•Organise social events to help encourage a community atmosphere within the Brass Society;
•Help organise the Music Centre Ball in association with the other Music Centre Societies.

There are no arduous tasks, it simply involves organising some socials and attending weekly exec meetings, usually at 4pm on Wednesdays.
The post will last until the end of the second term.

Anyone who wants to stand or vote needs to join the society
This can be done at the Students union website or in person at Union north reception


October 01, 2006

Start of term rehearsals

Just to let people know that the Brass Society rehearsals start soon for the new year.

Brass band rehearses on wednesdays 5-7.30, normally in the ensemble room but this week in the Butterworth Hall. We welcome players of all abilities and can provide instruments from all sections for those who do not have their own. This is done on a first come first served basis. As usual we’ll be following rehearsal with drinks at the graduate. I hope to see players old and new on wednesday.

Symphonic Brass Ensemble is a 10-piece group comprised of trumpets, trombones, french horns, and tubas. They rehearse fridays 5-7:30pm beginning in week 3 in the ensemble room. Again we have instruments to offer people if necessary, and it’ll be followed by drinks in the bar.

New for this year we have Beginners Brass which is a group for anyone who wants to take up a brass instrument. No knowledge is necessary,and we’ll provide the music, instruments and tuition. This will take place on wednesdays 1:30-2:30 in the ensemble room, beginning in week 3.

All of our ensembles are active both socially and musically with many concerts on campus and in the local area, for details of our forthcoming concerts please see our website


May 03, 2006

8th April 2006

Writing about web page http://www.8april2006.co.uk

On the 8th April 2006 David Bolton and Ali Key were married at St Mary's Church, Lapworth.
To my knowledge, this is the first wedding where both the Bride and the Groom were at one point members of Brasssoc.
The photo below is taken in the churchyard and shows the happy couple together with Brasssoc members past and present (and Stu Griffiths).
Bolton wedding

December 21, 2005

Christmas Carol Fundraising

Writing about web page http://www.basicneeds.org.uk/

Well, the carolling season for the University of Warwick Brass Society is now definitely over, and I thought I'd report the results.

A number of us have spent many hours suffering in the cold (and the pubs) of Coventry and the surrounding area playing carols and collecting for charity. This year we collected on behalf of Basic Needs and I'm delighted to say that we have raised approximately £650 this Christmas.

Many thanks to all of you who remained in the area long after term ended and came carolling with us, especially Juicy for her fabulous Mrs Claus outfit!

Merry Christmas to you all.


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