Second place at the Carnegie Contest

At the Carnegie invitational contest held recently in Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline the Lochgelly Band, playing Goff Richards test piece Oceans under the baton of Archie Hutchison, finished a creditable second place in their section behind Jedforest Instrumental. The result proved sweet revenge for Jedforest as it was a reverse of the result at the Scottish Championships and we seem to be building a friendly rivalry with the band from the borders. We look forward to our next meeting, perhaps in Torquay at the National Finals. In the overall placings the band also took the scalps of a couple of third section bands, Dunfermline Town and Dundee Instrumental.

The Championship section was predictably won by reigning Scottish Champions Kirkintilloch who finished a whopping 9 points ahead of the second placed band. It was a busy day for the Kirkintilloch players as they also played a short programme between the contest and the results. This programme featured Alan Wardrope as soloist in a specially written arrangement of Surrender from the Bond movie 'Tomorrow Never Dies', and concluded with an arrangement of Summon the Heroes.

The full results from the Carnegie contest follow

Championship Section
1.
Kirkintilloch
389
2.
Strabane Concert Brass
380
3.
Newtongrange Silver
378
4.
Kingdom Brass
375

First Section
1.
Broxburn Public
379
2.
Clackmannan & District
376
3.
Dunaskin Doon
375
4.
Dalkeith & Monktonhall
373
5.
Livingston Brass
372

Second Section
1.
Kirkintilloch Kelvin Brass
362
2.
Tullis Russell Mills
358

Third Section
1.
Shotts St. Patrick's Brass
362
2.
Campbeltown
356
3.
Buckhaven & Methil
354
4.
Dunfermline Town
349
5.
Dundee Instrumental
344

Fourth Section

1.
Jedforest Instrumental
354
2.
Lochgelly
351
3.
Bon Accord Silver B
350
4.
Peebles Burgh
348
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