Ripon Band Contest 2016
Senior band took part in the contest, held in Ripon Cathedral and organised by Ripon City Band, for the 1st time at the beginning of June. Competing against adult bands the Senior Band were delighted to come away with 1st place and the soloist award for Nat Martin. A report from 4barsrest can be found here;
Saddleworth Whit Friday Marches 2016
The senior band had a great day on Friday 20th March competing in the Saddleworth Whit Friday band competitions, marching to Army of the Nile, and playing Knight Templar on the stand. They were first on in Delph at 4pm, then followed through to picturesque Dobcross. From a marathon march through Greenfield they competed in Friezland and then up to the top of the hill at Lydgate. After that was Grotton and then back up to Scouthead. They made Denshaw by the skin of of their teeth and closed that concert in heavy rain with the national anthem. Eight competitions in one night was a fantastic effort!The playing started in warm sunshine and the promised rain arrived at about 7.30 and then varied between heavy and monsoon. This was our first outing with our new bomber jackets, which came out at Lydgate and proved to be both smart and waterproof!
Results have been coming out over the weekend and the final results for Tewit are:
Dobcross - 2nd Youth
Greenfield - 2nd Youth
Friezland - 1st Youth
Grotton - best Youth Deportment
Scouthead - 1st Youth and Youth Deportment
Denshaw - 2nd Youth
As always, the band looked great, played well and represented Tewit in the best possible way.
Youth National Championships 17th April 2016
The Junior Band have taken part in the Nationals at the RNCM for the first time. Playing in the Junior Section they were not placed but were awarded a Certificate of Merit. The band received very favourable comments from 4barsrest.com and the adjudicators. Quote from Kathryn Woods; "They played really well & got some great remarks. Everyone is happy!!"
The Senior Band were next up in the Intermediate Section. Their 20 minute set consisted of the test piece(Funk Engine), The Irish Blessing, My Ain Folk, featuring principal cornet Peter Clark, and they finished with Horizons. They were awarded third place and a gold award, their second gold in 3 years. Their awards ceremony finished just in time for band members to move to the other hall and support the Intermediate Band in the Junior Section.
The Intermediate Band also received favourable comments, especially Sop Morgan Medcroft for his solo, Solitaire. The Band were awarded a Silver Award, their 2nd in 3 years.
Well done to all the MDs and all the players. The future is bright.
The bands have been getting shoppers in the Christmas mood by playing carols in the Harrogate branch of Marks & Spencers. Many thanks to the generous people of Harrogate for contributing to much needed band funds by putting money in our collecting tins. Well done to all that played and to the parents that collected.
The band held their annual Christmas Concert at Harrogate High School. A sell out audience was treated to an enjoyable evening of music, ending with the massed band of around 90 players crammed on stage. Thanks to players, MD's, providers of prizes and mince pies, and all those that helped on the night.