Aldbourne Band Conducting Course

The Aldbourne Band are excited to be working with 8 conductors next weekend as they join us for our Conducting Course.

We have attendees from Cambridge to Totnes to Salisbury, with backgrounds in conducting Salvation Army, Youth, Concert and Contesting bands.

Friday night will be spent looking at the upcoming Championship Section area test piece Pageantry, to be followed by each conductor working on their own piece through Saturday and Sunday.

The event will be rounded off with each conductor taking the band through his or her piece in a concert at 5pm in St Michaels Church, Aldbourne.

We hope you can join us to support our students for the weekend!

RAH Finals 8th October

RAH - Band PhotoThe band are returning home today after a fantastic day at the Royal Albert Hall.

We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who supported the band – especially the Friends of Aldbourne Band who gave us a fantastic reception as we came on stage and support us throughout the year.

RAH - Front rowWell done to The Cory Band on achieving their grand slam of titles, and also to our friends in The Flowers and The Woodfalls Bands who represented the West of England with us so successfully by also finishing in the top ten!

Results:
Saturday 8th October
Test Piece: ‘Journey of the Lone Wolf ‘ (Simon Dobson)
Adjudicators: Phillip McCann, Luc Vertommen, Allan Withington

1. Cory (Philip Harper)*
2. Fairey (Garry Cutt)**
3. Brighouse & Rastrick (Prof. David King)*
4. Black Dyke (Prof. Nicholas Childs)*
5. Foden’s (Bramwell Tovey)
6. Flowers (Paul Holland)
7. Virtuosi GUS (Adam Cooke)
8. Woodfalls (Dr Robert Childs)
9. Aldbourne (David Johnson)
10. Tredegar (Ian Porthouse)
11. Carlton Main Frickley Colliery (Erik Janssen)
12. Friary Guildford (Chris King)
13. Reg Vardy (Russell Gray)
14. Whitburn (Michael Fowles)
15. Thoresby Colliery (Ian McElligott)
16. Co-operative Funeralcare (Thomas Wyss)
17. Tongwynlais Temperance (David Roberts)
18. Wantage Silver (Craig Patterson)
19. East Yorkshire Motor Services (Stig Maersk)
20. Wingates (Paul Andrews)

4BR said of the performance:

Some fine touches from Aldbourne. Committed, gritty playing that really grabbed the score by the scruff of its neck.

RAH - On Stage