4BR 2016 Awards – Double nomination for St Dennis

Online Brass Band Magazine 4BarsRest have today announced nominations for their annual awards.

The Band are delighted to have been nominated by 4bBarsRest for two categories. Firstly a nomination for “Lower section band of the year” and secondly for “Contest performance of the year”. The bands’ winning performance of “Essay” by Edward Gregson back in March is up against 9 other “Stand out” performances from other top Brass Bands worldwide. It was a performance that was cited as being an outstanding top-drawer rendition which led the band on to win the National Finals title in Cheltenham later in 2016.

Contest Performance of the Year:

Brass Band Buizingen (Belgian National Championship — ‘Raveling, Unraveling’)
Brass Band Schoonhoven (Dutch National Championship — ‘The Triumph of Time’)
Cory (European Championship — ‘Fraternity’)
Cory (British Open — ‘The Triumph of Time’)
Cory (Brass in Concert)
Eikanger Bjorsvik (Norwegian National Championship — ‘Searching for Light’)
St Dennis (West of England Regional Championship — ‘Essay’)
Tredegar (Welsh Regional Championship — ‘Cambridge Variations’)
Valaisia (Swiss National Championship — ‘Goldberg 2012’)
Valaisia (European Championship Own Choice — ‘Trance’)

The 10 ‘stand out’ contest performances of the year — the ones that set the bench mark. ~ 4BarsRest

Lower Section Band of the Year:

Brass Band Sachsen (Germany)
De Spijkerpakkenband (Netherlands)
European Youth Band
Fountain City Youth Band (USA)
Morawa District High School Brass Band (Australia)
St Dennis (England)
Tertnes Skoles Musikkorps (Norway)
Wardle Junior Blast (England)
Youth Brass 2000 (England)
Young Brass Band Willebroek (Belgium)

As with the Band of the Year category, these are the 10 bands have been chosen not just for their contest achievements during the past year, but also for their artistic ones — from concert performances and tours to recordings, projects, and even simply being an inspiration to others. ~ 4Barsrest

The nominations will now be considered by a panel of 11 Judges, with the winners being announced on Christmas Day.

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