It was a beautiful day for making beautiful music at Saturday’s Hahndorf Band Festival!
There were four other bands in attendance at this years entertainment contest including Campbelltown City Band (D Grade), Hahndorf Town Band (C Grade), K&N Youth Brass (D Grade) and Mitcham City Brass (C Grade).
The stage competition was a handicap event with all bands competing against each other in an even competition. Bands in D Grade received a bonus of 15 points and bands in C Grade had 10 points added to their final score.
Our Musical Director Robert Kavanagh selected a programme which proved to be enjoyable for both the audience and players. The band filed ontstage to ‘Strike Up the Band’ featuring percussionist Shayne Tarling, and then moved into ‘Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White’ featuring principal Cornet Mark Hall on Trumpet. Next came ‘Just a Gigolo’ and then the beautiful hymn ‘Mid all the Traffic’. The band finished their set with the impressive medley from the movie ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’.
The band recieved some excellent feedback about their performance from the audience and very helpful and constructive criticism from the Adudicator, Peter Doherty. A big thank you to the friends of the band who came out to listen and to our special helpers who played on the day.
The results from the day were as follows:
Enfield Brass – 96
K&N Youth Brass – 91
Mitcham City Brass – 89
Hahndorf Town Band – 85
Campbelltown City band – 83
Mitcham City Brass – 47
Enfield Brass – 45
Campbelltown City Band- 44
Hahndorf Town Band – 42
K&N Youth Brass – 41
Although a little disapointed at not also taking home 1st prize for the street march, the band played a cracking rendition of the band and crowd favourite, ‘Australia March’ (Dave Polain), and was awarded 2nd place. Congratulations to Mitcham City Band and their Drum major for a well deserved street march win.
Finally congratulations must go to the Hahndorf Town Band and Festival committee for organising such a great event and we hope to see it on again next year!