scaba Entertainment Contest Results

By scaba on May 18, 2014 | Category: Announcements,Contest Results,News | No Comments
scaba Entertainment Contest Results
A total of 13 bands took part in scaba’s annual Entertainment contest today, with top honours being taken by Amersham Band in the B section and Friary Guildford in the A section.

Adjudicator Richard Evans had a total of 100 points available to award each performance, with marks for Musical Performance (max. 60) / Entertainment Value (30) / Presentation & Deportment (10)
Bands exceeding the 24 minute time limited were penalised -1 point for each 30 seconds (or part thereof) over time.

Full Result:

A Section
(1st & Championship section bands)

1. Friary Guildford, Chris King.   91 points (57/25/9)
2. Otterbourne, Gareth Pritchard.  80 points (49/23/8)
3. BAE Systems, Jonathan Crowhurst.  79 points (48/23/8)
4. Fulham Brass, John Ward.  78 points (52/22/8  -4)
5. Tilbury, Andrew Austin.  77 points (48/21/8)
6. Alder Valley, Roger Burke.  76 points (51/22/8  -5)
7. Yiewsley & West Drayton, Chris Cole.  76 points (47/21/8)
- Ocean Brass – Withdrawn
- Epsom & Ewell – Withdrawn

Best Soloist – Richard Straker, cornet, Friary Guildford
Best March – Friary Guildford
Highest unplaced 1st section band – Fulham


B Section
(2nd, 3rd & Youth section bands)

1. Amersham, Paul Fisher. 88 points (55/26/7)
2. LGB Brass, Ian Stewart. 85 points (53/25/9 -2)
3. Chinnor Silver, David Pegram. 79 points (50/22/7)
4. Harlow Brass, Chris Johnston. 74 points (47/22/6 -1)
5. Cobham, Glenn Hayter. 72 points. (43/24/6 -1)
- Richmond Youth, Victoria Curran. 70 points (40/23/7)
- Denmead Brass – Withdrawn
- Hangleton – Withdrawn
- St Sebastian Wokingham – Withdrawn

Best Soloist – Dan King, Trombone, Chinnor
Best Trombone Section – Amersham
Best Compere/Conductor – Victoria Curran, Richmond Youth
Highest unplaced 3rd section band – Harlow
Highest placed scaba member band – Amersham
Highest placed Youth band – Richmond Youth


*In the event of bands being awarded equal total points, the Musical Performance mark is the tie-breaker
* Richmond Youth played for adjudication only

Spring Contest 2014 – Results

By scaba on April 27, 2014 | Category: Announcements,Contest Results,News | No Comments
Spring Contest 2014 – Results


The annual Spring Contest was held today at the Hawth Theatre in Crawley.


Congratulations to the prize winners and thanks to Adjudicator Paul Cosh, the scaba team and all competing bands for an enjoyable day of music making.





Youth Section

1. Shanklin Town Youth, Malcolm Lewis
2. Patcham Silver Youth, Sandra Clinton

Hymn Tune: Shanklin
March: Shanklin

Best Instrumentalist: Alex Warner, Cornet, Shanklin
Conductor’s Prize: Malcolm Lewis, Shanklin

Third Section

1. Brighton & Hove City Brass, Matthew Hackett
2. Pangbourne & District Silver, Stewart Lewins
3. Patcham Silver, James Benka-Coker
4. Cobham Band, Glen Hayter

Hymn Tune: Brighton & Hove
March: Pangbourne

Best Instrumentalist: Richard Powell, Cornet, Pangbourne
Best Horn Section: Brighton & Hove
Best Solo Cornet Section: Patcham
Conductor’s Prize: Matthew Hackett, Brighton & Hove

Second Section

1. Cranbrook Town Band, Ian Lanceley
2. Uckfield Concert Brass, Nick Morris
3. Godalming Band, James Haigh
4. Shanklin Town, Malcolm Lewis

Hymn Tune: Uckfield
March: Cranbrook

Best Instrumentalist: David Newsom, Euphonium, Cranbrook
Best Trombone Section: Uckfield
Conductor’s Prize: Ian Lanceley, Cranbrook

First Section

1. Tilbury Band
2. Horsham Borough Band
3. Fairlop Brass

Hymn Tune: Fairlop
March: Tilbury

Best Horn Section: Tilbury
Best Bass Section: Tilbury
Best Tenor Trombone: Greg White, Tilbury
Best Bass Trombone: Barry Chaplin, Tilbury
Conductor’s Prize: Andrew Austin, Tilbury

Solo, Quartet & Ensemble Contest Results 2014

By scaba on February 18, 2014 | Category: Contest Results | No Comments
Solo, Quartet & Ensemble Contest Results 2014

Scaba Solo, Quartet & Ensemble Contest Results 2014


St. Paul’s Catholic College, Burgess Hill


Saturday 15th February 2014.


Adjudicators - Alan Duguid & Nicholas Garman



Full results:


Junior Slow Melody (5 entries)
1. Jason Hardy, Patcham Silver
2. Madisyn Cave, Tilbury
3. Braedyn Cave, Tilbury

Youth Slow Melody (5 entries)
1. Hannah Bristow, Tilbury
2. Jack Aitken, Tilbury
3. Madisyn Cave, Tilbury

Senior Slow Melody (4th, 3rd & 2nd section) (9 entries)
1. Jon Smith, Battle Town
2. Alex Emberley, LGB Brass
3. Simon Emberley, LGB Brass
4. Dave Relf, Oxted
5. Adam Kearley, LGB
6. Christina Kearley, LGB

Senior Solo (air varie/florid)
1. Jon Smith, Battle Town
2. Hannah Bristow, Tilbury
3. Adam Kearley, LGB Brass
4. James Hurdwell, Patcham Silver

Open Slow Melody (1st & Championship section and unregistered) (23 entries, 21 played)
1. Lauren Straker, Friary Guildford
2. Steve Lomas, Brassaholics
3. Martin Smith, Horsham Borough
4. Richard Straker, Friary Guildford
5. Chris Straker, Friary Guildford
6. Nigel Howard, Sandhurst
7. Gill English, Horsham

Open Solo (air varie/florid) (15 entries, 13 played)
1. Richard Straker, Friary Guildford
2. Chris Straker, Friary Guildford
3. Steve Lomas, Brassaholics
4. Martin Smith, Horsham Borough
5. Rhys Cave, Thundersley
6. Roland Knight, Friary Guildford


Youth Section
1. Lewes Area Music Centre ‘A’
2. Lewes Area Music Centre ‘B’

3rd Section
1. Lingfield ‘A’
2. Patcham ‘A’
3. Patcham ‘B’
4. Lingfield ‘C’
5. Mayfield
6. Lingfield ‘B’
7. Patcham ‘C’

1st Section
1. Tilbury ‘A’
2. Tilbury ‘B’
3. Horsham

Open Section
1. Friary Guildford ‘A’
2. Sandhurst ‘B’
3. Brassaholics
4. Sandhurst ‘A’
5. Friary Guildford ‘B’

(Junior & 2nd section quartets – no entries)


Youth Section
1. Lewes Area Music Centre
2. Patcham ‘B’
3. Patcham ‘A’
4. Mid Sussex

B Section (4th, 3rd & 2nd section)
1. Oxted
2. LGB
3. Lingfield
4. Patcham
5. Mayfield

A Section (1st, Championship section & unregistered)
1. Friary Guildford
2. Sandhurst
3. Tilbury
4. Brassaholics

Best Interpretation
Junior/Youth sections: Jane Humberstone, Lewes Area MC Ensemble
Senior Sections: Jonathon 'Barny' Bowden, Sandhurst ‘B’ Quartet

scaba Autumn Contest Results 2013

By scaba on September 29, 2013 | Category: Contest Results | No Comments
scaba Autumn Contest Results 2013

Scaba Autumn Contest 2013


The Hawth, Crawley


Sunday 29th September 2013


Adjudicators - Christopher Davis & David Horsfield



THIRD SECTION - Adjudicator: Christopher Davis

Test Piece

Order  Band                         Conductor           Placing
  1    Charles Church Camberley     Robert Cherry          3
  2    Brighton & Hove City Brass   Matthew Hackett        1
  3    Vectis Brass                 Mary Teague            2

Special Awards

Best Instrumentalist       Graham Cornish (Brighton)
Best Back Row Cornets      Brighton & Hove City Brass
Best Bass Section          Brighton & Hove City Brass
Best Percussion Section    Brighton & Hove City Brass
Conductor's Prize          Matthew Hackett (Brighton)


YOUTH SECTION - Adjudicator: Christopher Davis

Order  Band                         Conductor           Placing
  1    Shanklin Town Youth Brass    Malcolm Lewis          2
  2    Vectis Youth Brass           Mary Teague            1

Special Awards

Best Instrumentalist       Charlotte Lewis (Shanklin)
Conductor's Prize          Mary Teague (Vectis)


SECOND SECTION - Adjudicator: Christopher Davis

Order  Band                         Conductor           Placing
  1    Shanklin Town                Malcolm Lewis          4
  2    Regent Community Brass       Alan Duguid            3
  3    Medway Concert Brass         John Campbell          7
  4    Cold Ash Brass               Jemma Evans            2
  5    Crystal Palace               Michael Gray           6
  6    Snowdown Colliery Welfare    Christer Aberg         5
  7    Hangleton                    Richard Baker          1
  8    Wantage Silver 'B'           Danny Dullforce    withdrawn

Special Awards

Best Instrumentalist       Gillian Park (Regent)
Best Horn Section          Shanklin Town
Best Horn                  Charlotte Lewis (Shanklin)
Best Percussion Section    Regent Community Brass
Conductor's Prize          Richard Baker (Hangleton)
The Margaret Mortimer
    Trophy for the               Hangleton
 Highest Placed Member Band


FIRST SECTION - Adjudicator: David Horsfield

Order  Band                         Conductor           Placing
  1    Fairlop Brass                Kevin Jordan           4
  2    Fulham Brass                 Chris Augustine        2
  3    Yiewsley and West Drayton    Chris Cole             7
  4    Horsham Borough              Andrew Kershaw         6
  5    Thundersley Brass            John Ward              1
  6    Welwyn Garden City           John Campbell          5
  7    Tilbury                      Andrew Austin          3

Special Awards

Best Instrumentalist       Rhys Cave (Thundersley)
Best Euphonium             Jeffrey Keir (Thundersley)
Best Bass Section          Thundersley Brass
Conductor's Prize          Kevin Jordan (Fairlop)


CHAMPIONSHIP SECTION - Adjudicator: David Horsfield

Order  Band                         Conductor           Placing
  1    East London Brass            Jayne Murrill          3
  2    Wantage Silver 'A'           Phillip Bailey         2
  3    BrassBand Zele               Bart van der Strieckt  1
  4    Aveley & Newham              Melvin White           4
  5    Ipswich & Norwich Co-op      Ian Johnson            5
  6    Egham                        Gareth Green           6
  7    Medway                       Melvin White           7

Special Awards

Best Instrumentalist       Michael Wallbridge (Wantage)
Best Percussion Section    Wantage Silver 'A'
Best Euphonium             Van Daele Imanuel (BrassBand Zele)
Best Bass Section          BrassBand Zele
Conductor's Prize          Bart van der Strieckt (BrassBand Zele)



scaba Band of the Year 2013

   Brighton & Hove City Brass

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