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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.

PlayerSectionMusic SelectionTotalPlace
Sam WoodsOpen TromboneThe Blue Bells of Scotland791
Peter SmithOpen BalladSerenade from The Student Prince832
Wayne JacksonOpen BalladMount Saint Michel753
Colin SmithOpen BalladShare My Yoke735
Ian BartonOpen BalladAll That I Am726
Peter SmithOpen Flugel HornConcertino for Flugel Horn772
Colin SmithOpen Bb Cornet625
Peter Smith & Sam WoodsOpen DuetThe Flower Duet821
Ian Barton, Wayne Jackson, Andrew Jackson & Jordan BelperioOpen QuartetToreador from Carmen822