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Host band success at Dublin Festival of Brass

Friday 24 February, 2017

Dublin Silver Band was the successful 'host' band at the inaugural Dublin Festival of Brass on Saturday 18 February, claiming first place in all three of the contest categories under Musical Director Tim Jameson.

The first running of the contest, held in the Dublin Jerome Performing Arts Centre in Dublin, Ohio, saw four bands each perform a march, hymn tune and major work under the scrutiny of adjudicators Dr. Paul Droste and Dr. Adam Frey.

Dublin Silver's winning set began with The Wizard march and concluded with Peter Graham's Voyage to Worlds Unknown with the band picking up several individual awards alongside the main awards.

The full results were:

Adjudicator: Dr. Adam Frey

1. Dublin Silver Band (Tim Jameson) 25(March)+25(Slow Melody)+50(Major Work)=100

2. Fillmore Philharmonic Brass (Jon Noworyta) 24+23+48=95

3. Brass Band at Indiana University (Eric Isaacson) 23+24+46=93

4. Prairie Brass Band (Mary Barnes-Gingrich) 22+22+44=88

Best March: Dublin Silver Band

Best Slow Melody: Dublin Silver Band

Best Major Work: Dublin Silver Band

Best non-placing “B” Section Band: Brass Band at Indiana University

Runner-Up “B” Section Band: Prairie Brass Band

Caption Results

Adjudicator: Dr. Paul Droste

Best Soprano: David Lambermont, Dublin Silver Band

Best Cornet: Alex Pride, Fillmore Philharmonic Brass

Best Horn; Brian Mayer, tenor horn, Dublin Silver Band

Best Trombone: Trombone section from Brass Band at Indiana University

Best Euphonium: Josh Jameson, Dublin Silver Band

Best Bass Section: Brass Band at Indiana University

Best Percussion Section: Dublin Silver Band