BATTLE OF THE TITANS - Bands gear up for a titanic battle at the Royal Albert Hall

Issue 6016

COMPOSERS' CORNER - Dr Liz Lane looks at the subject of  networking 

HERE IS THE NEWS - Looking back at the Daily Herald's Nationals sponsorship

Cory complete 'Grand Slam'

Saturday 12 October, 2019

Cory have completed the 'Grand Slam' of the Nationals, British Open and European title to add to their Band of the year and Brass in Concert titles over the past 12 months. The Welsh giants took home the Nationals trophy today after a remarkable performance of Hermann Pallhuber's 'Titan's Progress'. A full report will appear in this week's British Bandsman.


Test Piece: 'Titan's Progress' - Hermann Pallhuber

Adjudicators: Dr Robert Childs, Alan Morrison, Rob Wiffin

1. Cory (Philip Harper)*
2. Black Dyke (Prof Nicholas J. Childs)**
3. Whitburn (Garry Cutt)*
4. Brighouse & Rastrick (Prof David King)*
5. Flowers (Paul Holland)
6. Leyland (Thomas Wyss)
7. Tredegar (Ian Porthouse)
8. Foden's (Russell Gray)
9. Desford Colliery (Michael Fowles)
10. GUS (Chris Jeans)
11. Friary (Chris King)
12. Zone One Brass (Richard Ward)
13. the cooperation Band (Phillip McCann)
14. Aldbourne (Lee Skipsey)
15. Reg Vardy (Ray Farr)
16. Grimethorpe Colliery (Dr David Thornton)
17. Carlton Main Frickley Colliery (Luc Vertommen)
18. Pemberton Old DW (Ben Dixon)
19. Northop Silver (John Doyle)
20. City of Hull (Stig Maersk)

Best Instrumentalist: Steve Stewart (soprano) - Cory

*Top for pre qualify for 2020 National Final
** Receive invitation to represent England at European Champiionships at Malmo