The band entered the annual scaba Autumn Contest on Sunday 13th September at The Hawth Theatre in Crawley and came away with a number of prizes! The Adjudicator was Nick Garman and the competition required the playing of a march, hymn tune and ‘own choice’ test piece.
The Cobham Band performed the following:
Test Piece : Rule Britannia
Hymn tune : Fewster
March : Black Dyke
Three prizes were awarded:
Best Instrumentalist went to James Simpson (trombone)
Best Bass Section
Overall we came 2nd in the section
The band entered the scaba Autumn contest in Crawley on Sunday 28th September and came away with 4 prizes! The music chosen by our Musical Director was Rufford Abbey.
Best Conductor shield
Margaret Mortimer Memorial cup
1st prize in 3rd Section
Best Percussion cup
The weekend of the 18th/19th May was a busy one for the band, with an evening concert at Cobham Village Hall on the Saturday and a morning contest at the Hawth Theatre in Crawley on the Sunday.
The theme for the concert was ‘Music from the Med’ and featured music from that area although there were slight detours through Devon, Chicago and Moscow! Solos included cornets playing Bugler’s Holiday, flugel playing Concerto De Aranjuez and percussion playing Drummer’s Delight. A comic feature saw the trombones playing The Bold Gendarmes complete with policemen helmets and swigging from (empty) beer bottles!
The Entertainment Contest consisted of four pieces of music. Points are awarded for (amongst others) deportment, entertainment value, quality of playing and also whther the programme of music is completed within a certain timescale. We left with a prize – The Charles Bushell Memorial Trophy, for the Highest Unplaced 3rd Section band.