The Trusts’ Waitakere Brass had a very successful day at the Auckland Bands Association Solo and Ensemble contest, held 25 May. With 10 players from the band competing in 7 different classes, the depth of talent in the band was highlighted, and for the second consecutive year, the band were awarded the ‘Conductors Cup’ for the highest aggregate winners scores.
Successes of the day included Waitakere gaining 1st to 5th placings in the Any Age Slow Melody, all three top placings in the Any Age Not Slow Melody, a 1st placing in the Open Quartet, and 2nd placings in the Under 19 Slow Melody and the Open Duet. Waitakere was also well represented in the Championship classes, with 5 players being invited to compete in both the Slow and Not Slow Melody classes.
Musical Director and 2008 Australian Baritone Champion Steven Booth again showed his class by convincingly winning the Not Slow Melody title, and being placed 2nd in the Slow Melody event. Principal Cornet player Carolyn Ramsbottom and Soprano Cornet Champion Fendall Hill were also placed 2nd and 3rd in the Not Slow Championship class.
An enjoyable day was had by players and supporters alike, and Waitakere Brass would like to thank the ABA committee for their work in making the day run so smoothly.