Enfield Brass came away as winners of the 2015 Hahndorf Band Festival yesterday.
The festivities on this brisk, late-Autumn morning commenced with a static march display at the Pioneer Memorial Gardens. Enfield played first, drawing the crowd with a rousing rendition of Edwin Eugene Bagley’s National Emblem. The curtain-raiser event concluded with a combined ensemble of Enfield and Hahndorf Town Band performing Invercargill by Alex Lithgow.
Later at St Michael’s Worship Centre, Enfield took the stage for the entertainment contest, opening with John Philip Sousa’s The Stars and Stripes Forever – the title piece from their upcoming concert. This, as well as featuring individuals and sections within the band, became the theme of Enfield’s performance. The programme included New York, New York (featuring the trombone section), Spiritual Moments, Perhaps Love (featuring the euphonium section), Gonna Fly Now, Grease, and All That Jazz (featuring Ashleigh Tarling on vocals).
Following Hahndorf Town Band’s entertaining programme, the two bands again combined to perform Katie Moss’ brass band classic The Floral Dance. The adjudicator, Nelson Green then presented comments to the bands and announced Enfield Brass as the winners of the festival for 2015.
The band is looking forward to sharing the stage with Hahndorf Town Band again later this year at the Wimmera German Fest!