Third Place in the Kingdom


UNISON Kinneil Band were delighted to gain a podium place at the Fife Charities Band Association (FCBA) Open Brass Band contest which was held on Saturday 30th September 2017 in the Adam Smith Theatre in Kirkcaldy.

This was the Kinneil Bands first contest working under the baton of our new resident conductor Chris Shanks and it proved to be a successful start to our partnership together. It was also a rather early start for the band as we were drawn number 4 from 17 bands but the early start proved fruitful as we were awarded 3rd place in the Open Competition. The playing programme consisted of the popular street march Ravenswood (William Rimmer), a beautiful hymn tune arrangement titled Prelude on ‘Lavenham’ (arr. Nobes) and the challenging test piece work of Philip Sparke’s Dances and Alleluias. Next up for the band is the eagerly awaited Annual Concert which is being held on Friday 17th November in Bo’ness Town Hall.

Full Results:
Adjudicator: Alan Duguid
1. Bon Accord Silver (David Roberts) 195
2. Kingdom Brass (Paul Drury) 194
3. UNISON Kinneil (Chris Shanks) 193
4. Bathgate (Anne Crookston) 190
5. Easington Colliery (Ian Robinson) 189
6. Granite City (Bruce Wallace) 188
7. Newmilns and Galston (Alan Cameron) 187
8. Johnstone (Martyn Ramsay) 186
9. Campbeltown Brass (Paul Kiernan) 185
10. Lochgelly (Paul McKelvie OBE) 184
11. Irvine and Dreghorn (Helen Douthwaite-Teasdale) 183
12. Bo’ness and Carriden (Charles Farren) 182
13. Broxburn and Livingston (John Boax) 181
14. Kilmarnock Concert (Scott Walker) 180
15. McTaggart Scott Loanhead (Kenny Letham) 179
16. Bon Accord Silver ‘B’ (Jennifer Cook) 178
17. Dunfermline Town (Andrew Shaw) 177

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