Results: Borders Entertainment Contest
The in form Tullis Russell Mills directed by Martyn Ramsay, lifted the Scottish Borders Trophy for the second time at the Borders Entertainment Contest held in Langholm’s Buccleuch Centre at the weekend.
The Fife based band took the £150 first prize in a keenly fought contest, from Coalburn Silver conducted by Gareth Bowman, with Croy Silver directed by Kenneth Blackwood in third.
Tullis also won the individual award as the highest placed Second Section Band as well as for ‘Best Percussion’.
The music adjudicators were Stan Lippeatt and Archie Hutchison, and the innovative approach to the adjudication process of utilising a recorded voice over appraisal of the performances by one of the judges was deemed a great success.
Each band had to perform at least one work to honour the memory of the composer Goff Richards.
Sarah Berker gave the entertainment prize of £150 to Croy Silver Band, whilst the prize for the best Borders band went to St. Ronan’s Silver from Innerleithen. In the Development Section, St. Ronan’s Future Band came out on top.
Irvine & Dreghorn’s Amy Leitch scooped yet another award this weekend as she added to her recent West of Scotland Youth Solo victory by picking up the Best Soloist prize for her outstanding rendition of Goedicke ‘Concert Study’.
Adjudicators: Stan Lippeatt & Archie Hutchison
1. Tullis Russell Mills (Martyn Ramsay)
2. Coalburn Silver (Gareth Bowman)
3. Croy Silver (Kenneth Blackwood)
4. Irvine & Dreghorn (John Boax)
5. Shotts St. Patrick’s (Michael Marzella)
6. Dunaskin Doon (John Boax)
7. St. Ronan’s Silver (David Robb)
8. Annan Town (David Shanks)
9. Jedforest Instrumental (Phil Rosier)
10. Buckhaven & Methil Miners (David Neil)
11. Langholm Town (Alan Fernie)
12. Peebles Silver (Alex Knox)
13. Hawick Saxhorn (Alan Fernie)
14. Dumfries Town (Peter Heyes)
15. Selkirk Silver (Colin Kemp)
16. Dunfermline Town (Andy Shaw)
17. Dysart Colliery (Gavin Lindsay)
18. Penicuik Silver (Stuart Black)
Winners: Tullis Russell Mills (£150)
Entertainment Prize: Croy Silver (£150)
Best Second Section Band: Tullis Russell Mills (£100)
Best Third Section Band: Jedforest Instrumental (£100)
Best Fourth Section Band: Hawick Saxhorn (£100)
Highest placed Borders Band: St Ronan’s Silver
Best Soloist: Amy Leitch (Irvine & Dreghorn)
Best Instrumentalist: Bass Trombone (Coalburn Silver)
Best Solo Cornet: Dunaskin Doon Band
Best Basses: Shotts St. Patrick’s Band
Best Percussion: Tullis Russell Mills Band
Youth Section Bands: Peebles Juniors, St. Ronan’s Future, Abbey Brass (Jedforest), Langholm Juniors, Hawick Saxhorn Youth