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Issue 6006

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US Open Brass Band Championships results

Sunday 10 December, 2017

Atlantic Brass Band and conductor Salvatore Scarpa claimed victory for the first time at the US Open Brass Band Championships, held at St. Charles Illinois on Saturday 18 November. The band’s programme was a reprise of that given by Grimethorpe Colliery at Brass in Concert in 2015 and comprised Eventus - Lake of Dreams (Paul Lovatt-Cooper), Sea of Vapours (Andy Scott - cornet soloist: Dr. Bryan Appleby-Wineberg), Lake of Tenderness (Ben Hollings), The Spaceman (T.J. Powell), Lake of Serenity - The Swan (Saint-Saëns) and Ocean of Storms (Dan Price). The result earns Atlantic an invitation to the 2018 Brass in Concert Championship at Sage Gateshead. 

The results were:

1. Atlantic Brass Band (Salvatore Scarpa) 120 + 113 = 233

2. St. Louis Brass Band (Dr. John Bell) 114 + 114 = 228

3. Dublin Silver Band (Tim Jameson) 118 + 107 = 225

4. Prairie Brass Band (Dallas Niermeyer) 111 + 97 = 208

5. Milwaukee Festival Band (Mark A Taylor) 105 + 95 = 200

Most Entertaining Band: Atlantic Brass Band

Best Performance of a March: St. Louis Brass Band (The Padstow Lifeboat)

Best New Arrangement/Composition: Doom Impending (Dublin Silver)

Best Performance by a Percussion Section: Atlantic Brass Band

Best Featured Soloist: Bryan Appleby-Wineberg, trumpet, Atlantic Brass Band

Adjudicators: Jonathan Corry and Scott Teeple