2018 Spring Contest Results

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2018 Spring Contest Results

scaba’s annual Spring contest was held at The Hawth theatre in Crawley on Sunday 25th February.  Adjudicator David Hirst enjoyed a variety of music including the set test pieces for the upcoming Regional contests.

Full Result:

Ungraded Section

Ungraded Section

  1. Oxted, Darrell Scholes
  2. Cranbrook, Ian Lanceley
  3. Patcham Silver, James Benka – Coker
  • March Prize: Oxted
  • Best Conductor: Darrell Scholes, Oxted
  • Best Instrumentalist: Kevin Adams (cornet), Oxted

Youth Section

Youth Section

  1. Shepway Brass Academy, Paul Driscoll
    • March Prize: Shepway Brass Academy
    • Best Conductor: Paul Driscoll, Shepway Brass Academy
    • Best Instrumentalist: Charlotte Barton (cornet), Shepway Brass Academy

Fourth Section

Fourth Section

  1. Godalming, James Haigh
  2. Pangbourne, Stewart Lewins
  • March Prize: Godalming
  • Best Conductor: James Haigh, Godalming
  • Best Instrumentalist: Matthew Tate (cornet), Godalming

Third Section

Third Section

  1. Brighton & Hove City Brass, Matthew Hackett
  2. Crystal Palace, Michael Gray
  • March Prize: Brighton
  • Best Conductor: Matthew Hackett, Brighton
  • Best Instrumentalist: Craig Chapman (cornet), Brighton
  • Best Horn Section: Brighton

Second Section

Second Section

  1. Epsom & Ewell, Paul Graham
  2. St Sebastian Wokingham, John Watts
  3. LGB Brass, Ian Stewart
  • March Prize: St Sebastian
  • Best Conductor: Paul Graham, Epsom & Ewell
  • Best Instrumentalist: Damon Emes (flugel), St Sebastian
  • Best Trombone Section: Epsom & Ewell

First Section

First Section

  1. LGB Brass, Ian Stewart
  2. Egham, Gareth Green
  • March Prize: Egham
  • Best Conductor: Ian Stewart, LGB
  • Best Bass Section: LGB
  • Best Horm Section: LGB
  • Best Tenor Trombone: Pete Cowlett, LGB
  • Best Bass Trombone: Jane Stewart, LGB

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Championship Section

Championship Section

  1. Aveley & Newham, Alan Duguid

Congratulations to all prizewinners and big thanks to David Hirst, all competing bands and the scaba and Hawth teams for an enjoyable day.
 
 
Traditionally held in April, this contest has been suffering from ever decreasing numbers and running at a loss for a number of years now.  scaba recently invited over 150 local bands to take part in a survey with a range of questions including what changes might make it easier and more appealing for bands to take part in our contests.
 
Based on feedback from the bands, decisions were made to revert to National registrations and gradings, and to move this contest to a date before the Regional qualifying contests in March.  Sadly many of the bands who told us this is what they wanted still did not enter the contest, and the association is now faced with a difficult decision as we cannot continue to run events that fail to even cover costs. The next Spring contest is provisionally booked for 24th February 2019 but this event may now be cancelled.

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