Band Contest

Scottish Open 2013

On Friday 22nd November, Regent Brass headed up to Perth for the third time to compete at the Scottish Open Brass Band Championships. This year, the set work was the demanding “Contest Music” by Wilfred Heaton; a piece which was originally considered unplayable when first written! After travelling up, the band gave the work a run-out at an open rehearsal hosted by  the Tullis Russell Mills Band. This also saw the Tullis Russell Intermediate Band give an exciting performance of Paul Lovatt-Cooper’s “Dark Side of the Moon” ahead…

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SCABA Autumn Contest

Regent Community Brass once again made the trip down to The Hawth theatre in Crawley on Sunday 29th September to perform at the SCABA Autumn Contest. At this competition, bands had to play an “Own-choice” test piece in their relevant section, for which the band chose to perform Simon Dobson’s atmospheric “Penlee”, written in memory of the 1981 Cornish lifeboat disaster. Despite this being a really demanding piece, the band put on a good show and impressed many in the audience, including adjudicator Chris Davis who placed the band 3rd…

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National Finals – The Royal Albert Hall – 12/10/13

Useless Areas related facts: This will be Regent Brass’ 9th appearance at the Finals This will be Regent Brass’ 2nd appearance at the Champ Sectional Finals This will be Regent Brass’ 3rd RAH appearance at the Finals This is the 2nd time Regent Brass have won the Champ Section at the Areas This is Regent Brass’ 5th Area title in all sections Both of Regent Brass’ Championship Section wins have been Philip Sparke pieces (Partita 1994) This is the 2nd time Regent Brass…

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Masters Retrospective

For the first time in their 28-year history, Regent Brass travelled to the Lighthouse Theatre in Kettering on the 26th May to compete at the All-England International Masters contest. Performing the set work “A Kensington Concerto” by Eric Ball, the band pitted their skills against 20 elite bands from the UK, Denmark and Belgium for a prize pot of £6,250. Unfortunately on this occasion luck wasn’t on the band’s side as despite producing a solid performance they were quite pleased with, this didn’t…

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