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November 2008

New Signing!

Bugle Silver Band would like to welcome Rachael Sloggett, who joins us on Solo Baritone.  Rachael has played with the band at various concerts throughout the Summer, and we are pleased that this talented young player will be bolstering the middle ranks of the band.  Rachael replaces Mark Arnold, who will be moving to third Euphonium, in order to give him more time with the new arrival in his family!

Good things come in threes!

Bugle Silver Band certainly have reason to celebrate this year.

Emma Roberts and Emma Arnold (Solo Cornet players) both announced during the Summer season that they were expecting additions to their families.  Shortly afterwards, Rachel Batten (wife of Andrew, B Flat Bass player) joined them with her bump!  Emma Roberts had her little boy, Jacob, on 27th September.  Emma Arnold's baby is due in November, and Rachel's in January.  As all three Dads also play in the band,  there are sure to be some tired eyes in rehearsals!

Pictures of the little ones to follow.


Left to right: Emma Roberts, Emma Arnold and Rachel Batten
Pictured at The Ship Inn in August 2008

October 2008

Classic Brass

On Thursday 23rd October, Bugle Silver Band held their annual classical concert at the Keay Theatre, St. Austell.  Supported by Cornish choir, The Perraners, and compered by BBC Radio Cornwall's Naomi Kennedy, the band showed that they were in fine form performing a variety of challenging pieces.  

They opened their programme with the Queen of Sheba March, Gabriel's Oboe and The Cake Walk.  After a selection of music from The Perraners, they concluded the first half with Cortege from Mlada, Poeme and Beethoven's Romance.  The second half started in fine style with Olympic Fanfare and Theme, followed by Morning Mood and the march, Seventeen Come Sunday.  They concluded the evening with the rousing march, Death Or Glory and then gave a joint performance with the Perraners of the Cornish Anthem, Trelawny.

The band would like to thank their guests, band sponsor P.C. Tonkin and Mr Tony Moon (the band's Bass Trombonist) of Comfortable Coach Tours for their support in making the concert a great success.

June 2008

Bugle Silver Band become Second Section Champions at the Bugle Band Contest!

Despite the rainy conditions, Bugle had a fantastic day at the West Of England Bandsmen's Festival (Bugle Band Contest).  Playing "Black Dyke" on the march down through the village, Bugle gained an excellent second place in the Deportment class.   The band would again like to thank Major Feeney for his work in drilling the band prior to the contest, and Beryl Pedlar for ensuring that their uniforms (complete with new hats and coats) looked as smart as ever.

The band drew number two, and played between Camborne B and Heyl Town.  Despite the stiff competition from three second section bands, Bugle gave an excellent performance.  The hymn tune, "Crimond", was a challenge but went very well.  The test piece, Three Saints, was described by the adjudicator Stan Lippeat as the toughest test of the day.  Despite the rain pouring off the top of the band stand and the wind blowing over stands, the band gave of their best and were extremely pleased with their performance.

They were delighted at the results: 1st in the hymn tune, and 1st in the test piece, making them Second Section Champions!  It was also a very special day for Bugle Solo Trombonist Helen Dunstan, as she walked away with the best soloist award.

Thanks must go to Musical Director, David Pope, for his tireless efforts and patience in rehearsing the band!

The band then proudly marched back up through the village to the cheers of the local crowd.

The band ready to march through the rain                     Helen with her soloist award

Bugle now look forward to a busy Summer season.

April 2008

Annual Band Bowling Evening

On Saturday 5th April, the band held their annual bowling evening at Ozzell Bowl in St. Austell.  
Forty-one band members and supporters attended, and the competition was tough!
After two games and lots of fun, the scores were totaled, and Andrew "Bash" Batten (Band Chairman) awarded the coveted "skittle" trophies to the winners: In the Ladies' Category, Rachael Scott (Percussionist) retains her title for the third year, while in the Men's Category, her Dad, Steve Scott, wins his trophy back for a second year.  
Congratulations to them both!  

Rachael and Steve - 2008 Bugle Silver Band Bowling Champions (again!!!)

Ladies Men
1st Rachael Scott (Percussionist) 294 points 1st Steve Scott 315 points
2nd Emma Roberts (Solo Cornet) 248 points 2nd Michael Smith 284 points
3rd Emma Arnold (Solo Cornet) 232 points 3rd Gavin Pedlar (Percussionist) 257 points
4th Kerry Addison (Second Cornet) 221 points 4th Andrew "Bash" Batten (B Flat Bass) 235 points
5th Sophie Abraham (Solo Horn) 199 points 5th Tim Roberts (Solo Cornet) 231 points

March 2008

West Of England Championships retrospective report

Bugle Silver
played off the number two draw, and gave a solid performance that fully deserved the 6th placing. Everything flowed nicely, the cornet solo at M-N was excellently played, and the ending had some moments of real excitement. It possibly rocked a little at letter L, but got back together very quickly so well done for a solid result off an early draw.

Courtesy of  www.4barsrest.com

March 2008

On Sunday 10th March Bugle played in the 3rd section of the South West Regional contest gaining a respectable 6th place out of a line up of 14 bands. The members of the band would like to wish the qualifiers, Verwood Concert Brass and Bath Spa good luck in representing the South West in the 3rd Section National finals in Harrogate later in the year.

The results in full taken from www.4barsrest.com

1. Verwood Concert Brass, D. Johnson, 13, 182
2. Bath Spa, D. Walker, 6, 181
3. Pendennis Brass (Falmouth), S. Thomas, 3, 180
4. Heyl Town, D. Johnstone, 9, 179
5. Denmead Brass, J. Hill, 7, 178
6. Bugle Silver, D. Pope, 2, 177
7. Pillowell Silver, P. Uzzell, 5, 176
8. Corsham, M. Perry, 12, 175
9. Wotton and District Silver, D. Grant, 10, 174
10. St. Stythians, D. Johnston, 14, 173
11. Weston Brass, J. Bryant, 11, 172
12. Sidmouth Town, A. Harvey, 1, 171
13. Launceston Town, D. Dobson, 8, 170
14. A W Parker (Drybrook), R. Phelps, 4, 169

The band would like to welcome and thank Rachael Botham who joins us for the Area Contest on Solo Trombone from the Royal Marines Band.

February 2008

Area Contest

The band are currently rehearsing for the Third Section of the West Of England Regional Championships, to be held at the Riviera Centre, Torquay on Sunday 9th March.  They will be playing the set test piece, "The Dark Side Of The Moon" by Paul Lovett-Cooper.

Rehearsals are going well, and the band are looking forward to the challenge of playing this magnificent piece.  There are a few player alterations for this contest:

A full write-up will follow after the contest.

January 2008

Band additions!

The band would like to warmly  welcome two new additions to the cornet ranks: Mother and son, Kerry and Matthew Addison join us on Second Cornet, having been tutored over the past few months by Beginner Band Tutor and Band Manager, David Jane.

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