Band Success at the Fife Open

The Lochgelly band produced another fine performance at the Fife Charities Band Association contest in the Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline on Saturday (30th October). Under the baton of Alan Fernie the bands performance of the march "The Contestor", the hymn tune "Now Thank We All our God" and the test piece "Hollywood" was judged good enough to win the second section and to place us fifth overall, only beaten by bands graded higher than ourselves. Indeed our performance of the hymn tune was judged to be the second best one on the day behind eventual winners Kingdom Brass. As well as the second section trophy the bands flugelhorn player, Karen Brow, picked up the best horn player trophy. Karen has been in a great vain of form for some time now and with great encouragement from the conductor she played some wonderful solo lines throughout our performance to take the prize ahead of some fancied competition. Our congratulations go to her for a thouroughly deserved prize. As if to cap a fantastic treble, Bb Bass player Neil McCormack also won the raffle. In a good day for conductor Alan Fernie his second band in the contest McTaggart Scott works took the third section prize. Alan also produced some fine playing himself as guest soloist during the results concert given by Kingdom Brass. The full results of the contest are given below. The band now look forward to the Borders entertainment contest on Saturday 13th November where we hope to continue our success.

FCBA Results 2004

Open Contest
1. Kingdom Brass 192
2. Dalmellington 191
3. Newmilns & Galston 190
4. Clackmannan 188
5. Lochgelly 186
6. Dalkeith 185
7. Clydebank 184
8. Tayport 183
9. McTaggarts 180
10. Perthshire 178
11. Dunfermline 176
12. Penicuik 174
12. Tullis Russell 174
14. Dysart 172

March Contest
1. Newmilns & Galston 90
2. Kingdom Brass 89
2. Dalkeith 89
4. Clackmannan 88
5. Dalmellington 87
6. Tayport 86
7. Clydebank 85
7. Lochgelly 85
7. Perthshire 85
10. Dunfermline 84
11. McTaggarts 83
12. Tullis Russell 82
13. Dysart 76
13. Penicuik 76

Hymn Tune Contest
1. Kingdom Brass 94
2. Lochgelly 93
3. Dalmellington 92
4. Newmilns & Galston 90
5. Clackmannan 89
5. Dalkeith 89
7. Clydebank 85
7. McTaggarts 85
9. Tayport 84
10. Dunfermline 82
10. Tullis Russell 82
12. Perthshire 80
13. Dysart 76
14. Penicuik 73

Best Fife 'A' band - Kingdom Brass
Best Fife 'B' band - Dunfermline Town

Sectional awards
Best 1st Section band: Clackmannan
Best 2nd Section band: Lochgelly
Best 3rd Section band: McTaggart Scott Works
Best 4th Section band: Dunfermline Town

Individual awards
Best Cornet: Newmilns & Galston
Best Horn: Flugel horn player from Lochgelly Band
Best Euphonium: Kingdom Brass
Best Trombone: Kingdom Brass
Best Bass Section: Kingdom Brass
Winning Conductor:Alan Duguid - Kingdom Brass
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