Category: Contests

Marske Wins Best Hymn Trophy At Ripon Contest

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Today Marske Brass Band competed in the annual Ripon Brass Band Contest which is held in the magnificent cathedral. The band was awarded the trophy for best hymn performance for the rendition of “When The Stars Begin To Fall”. Special mention must go to the band’s Soprano Cornet Superstar Ceridwen Heaney who played the solo “Let me Try Again”...

Double Celebration for Principal Cornet James

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Marske Brass Band’s Principal Cornet player, James Chisholm had cause for a double celebration today. The band competed in the annual Durham League Contest (which has now been running for 75 years) where James won the trophy for best Principal Cornet. Well done James! He then had to make a hasty departure from the contest arena as his wife,...

DLI Picnic in the Park Contest

The grounds of Durham's DLI Museum were the setting for the Durham County Brass Bands Association competition.
The band travelled to the Durham Light Infantry Museum today to participate in the annual Picnic in the Park Brass Band Contest organised by the Durham County Brass Band Association. Grey clouds and rain in the morning made way for finer weather in the afternoon and Marske Band was extremely pleased to be placed third overall! The adjudicator, David...

Brass in Ripon Entertainment Contest

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Today the band competed in the Brass in Ripon Entertainment Contest which was held in the prodigious setting of the Cathedral. It was an impressively run contest with some very imaginative musical programmes coupled with fine playing by all of the competing bands. Among the positive comments Marske Brass Band received from the adjudicator were: “Soloist has a quality...

North of England Brass Band Championships 2014

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Today the band performed in the North of England Brass Band Championships being placed a very credible 4th out of 9 bands. This was despite the Solo Trombone player’s instrument falling to pieces on stage! There were some very positive comments from the adjudicator including: “Great euph sounds” about Solo Euphonium Sue Merser The band players thoroughly enjoyed the...

DCBBA Festival of Brass

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Marske Band participated in the Durham County Brass Band Association Festival of Brass today at East Durham College in Peterlee. The band gave a spirited rendition of ‘Othello’ but unfortunately did not come away with the result we hoped for, finishing 5th out of 6 bands. The adjudicator provided plenty of positive feedback, especially about the soloists: “Horn was...