The Lochgelly Band have won an overall 3rd place award at the Northern Counties Brass Band Association (NCBBA) and bring home the Best 1st Section trophy.

On Sunday the 4th June the Northern Counties Brass Band Association (NCBBA), held its annual Open Contest which sees bands from all across Scotland visit the Loch Leven Community Campus in Kinross to perform their own choice of music programmmes.

Kingdom Brass under the baton of Paul Drury took first place after impressing the adjudicator Andrew Duncan. Meanwhile the Lochgelly Band under the baton of Paul McKelvie OBE took the Best 1st Section trophy and secured a close 3rd place, only missing out on the top spot by four points.

The Lochgelly Band was praised for their music programme.

Opting to open with the fanfares of Richard Strauss’ Fest Musik Der Stadt Wien, a rendition of the Cossack Fire Dance from Peter Graham’s Call of the Cossacks followed. Lochgelly then played a pair of Mark Freeh arrangements, firstly the music of Leonard Bernstein, with Tonight from West Side Story, then the up-tempo Latin sounds of Malaguena. Principal cornet Stuart Hepburn’s interpretation of Share My Yoke was next, with the programme drawing to a close on Dean Jones’ Glorifico Aeternum.

Full Results

Adjudicator: Andrew Duncan

1. Kingdom Brass (Paul Drury) 190
2. Bon Accord Silver (Steve Malcolm) 188
3. Lochgelly (Paul McKelvie OBE) 186
4. Clackmannan District (Paul Kiernan) 184
5. Irvine and Dreghorn (Helen Douthwaite-Teasdale) 182
6. Renfrew Burgh (Mark Good) 180
7. Dysart Colliery (Ross Brotherston) 178
8. Bon Accord ‘B’ (Jennifer Cook) 176
9. Newmains and District (Michael Marzella) 174
Best 1st Section: Lochgelly
Best 2nd Section: Renfrew Burgh
Best 3rd Section: Irvine and Dreghorn
Best 4th Section: Dysart Colliery
Best NCBBA Member Band: Bon Accord Silver
Best Non-NCBBA Band: Kingdom Brass
Most Entertaining Programme: Kingdom Brass
Best Percussion: Kingdom Brass
Best Soprano: Martin Edwards, Kingdom Brass
Best Soloist: Richard Kidd, euphonium, Bon Accord Silver
Winning Conductor: Paul Drury, Kingdom Brass
Congratulations to the Lochgelly Band on their success and highly skilled musicianship which has won them the Best 1st Section trophy!

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