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For part two of this year’s State Band Championships, musicians from around our State took over the Brighton Secondary School facilities for a 2nd weekend – this time for the Solo and Party events.

A number of our braver members, still running high on adrenaline (not coffee this time) from our earlier success, ventured on stage, standing-alone, going head-to-head with our peers from other bands. Our success at this year’s Championships continued with an impressive 6 top 3 podium finishes from 9 sections. We were extremely fortunate to have the talented services of Beck Lucas and Harry Matear on piano as our accompanist’s – thank you guys very much appreciated.  Photos courtesy Robbie Cowley.

Player Section Music Selection Total Place
Sam Woods Open Trombone The Blue Bells of Scotland 79 1
Peter Smith Open Ballad Serenade from The Student Prince 83 2
Wayne Jackson Open Ballad Mount Saint Michel 75 3
Colin Smith Open Ballad Share My Yoke 73 5
Ian Barton Open Ballad All That I Am 72 6
Peter Smith Open Flugel Horn Concertino for Flugel Horn 77 2
Colin Smith Open Bb Cornet 62 5
Peter Smith & Sam Woods Open Duet The Flower Duet 82 1
Ian Barton, Wayne Jackson, Andrew Jackson & Jordan Belperio Open Quartet Toreador from Carmen 82 2