Land O' Burns invitation Contest
23 August 2003
Conducted by Graham O'Connor
Fanfare - Carmina Burana
Good start, detached & controlled into -
Hora Staccato (Cornet feature)
Detail fine. Cornets tied together! After F - Trombones intonation.
All fine to close.
I'll Walk With God
Nice sounds & well controlled. Very loud before C - spoils effect.
D - lyrical & Solo Cornet just right. Ending controlled.
Mr Lear's Carnival
Opening not quite accurate in the Horn/Flugel. A - Rushed off before tempo settled!! Good Bass. Trombone not accurate. 2nd/Bass Trombones better - fine in trio. Piu Mosso - Nervous. C and on to E - Good effects.
E - Impressive Basses. F - Very effective.
Stardust (Trombone Solo)
Good style to open & accompaniment from Band. B - Almost accurate.
Laid back style from Soloist just right. Technique fine to end.
Born To Battle
Bass Drum too enthusiastic - spoils opening. C - Detailed & sensitive.
Solo Horn - detail fine. E - Melody handed around well - very detailed.
I - Overdone in volume & effect is spoiled to a mighty close.
Odd lapse in precision of solo exposed entries may cost you. A good band - another day?
Position:4th out of 13
Top 6 placings and points:
1. Kirkintilloch 97 points
2. Whitburn 96 points
3. Unison Kinneil 94 points
4. Fishburn 92 points
5. Newtongrange 91 points
6. Freckleton 87 points