Borders Entertainment Contest success

Lochgelly bands' string of fine results continued on Saturday with the third section prize at the 2nd Borders Entertainment Contest held in Jedburgh Town Hall on 30th November. In our first contest back in the third section the band played very well from draw number six to win the third section and also to finish in second place in the open contest. Bandmaster Brian Paterson led the band through programme which consisted of five pieces. The band opened with the Major Eric Balls march "Star Lake". This was followed by a fine rendition of the soprano cornet solo "On With The Motley". The soloist for this piece was Rab Nicol who continues to excel in the soprano seat, narrowly missing out on the best soloist prize. Third up in our programme was Alan Fernies arrangement of the Mark Knopfler composition "Going Home"; originally written for the movie Local Hero. For the penultimate piece the band played a Tom Wyss arrangement of John Kanders "NewYork, New York" now synonomous with Ol' Blue Eyes Frank Sinatra and a favourite of Christmas Parties and Weddings everywhere. For their finale the band played the Dizzy Stratford composition "Glasnost". Originally penned for the Desford Colliery Bands Moscow concerts the piece opens with an arrangement of the Russian National Anthem before dropping into more modern arrangements of the Volga Boat Song and the Dance of The Sugar Plum Fairy.

Results: 2nd Borders Entertainment Contest
Jedburgh Town Hall, Saturday 30 November

The music adjudicators were David Hirst and Allan Ramsay and the entertainment judge was Euan Robson MSP.

Position Band
Section
Conductor Award
1
Newmilns & Galston
2
C. Anderson
180
2.
Lochgelly
3
B. Paterson
176
3.
St Ronans Silver
3
D. McLeod
174
4.
Jedforest Instrumental
3
A. Fernie
171
5=.
Tullis Russell (The Papermakers) Mills
2
D. Neil
168
5=.
McTaggart Scott Silver (Loanhead)
3
A. Fernie
168
7.
Selikirk Silver
2
C. Marr
167
8.
Campbeltown Brass
3
G. Evans
165
9.
Peebles Burgh
4
I. Fleming
160
10.
Penicuik Silver
4
J. Chamberlain
157


The awards were made as follows:

Entertainment Prize The Queen's Head Shield & 150 - St. Ronan's Silver
Best 2nd Section The Souter Ronnie Trophy & 100 - Newmilns & Galston
Best 3rd Section The John A. Wilson Memorial Trophy & 100 - Lochgelly Best 4th Section The Harry Pearce Memorial Trophy & 100 - Peebles Burgh
Best Soloist Soprano Cornet Player with Newmilns & Galston (On with the Motley)
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