Training Band’s debut at Newcastle contest

Adjudicator’s remarks

MYBB Training Band

Newcastle under Lyme Festival for Music, Speech and Drama

16th March 2013

Very smart and disciplined

Chorale (Schumann)

You achieve a very appropriate “Lento” at the outset in the full band – nicely contrasted with the solo instruments at letter A.

Good use of the glockenspiel and timpani – very effective close.

La Donna e Mobile (Verdi)

You get a good feel for this piece – good use of the drum kit. You don’t overblow the louder dynamics and you play well together as a band.

Bad Hair Day (Alan Fernie)

You play this piece very successfully and achieve a good feel, balance between instruments is positive and you entertain us. Keep up the good work. Well done.

Nice to have percussion!

Steven Roberts



Mark: 84 – Merit, Second class certificate (which means it was “a capable performance showing some artistic appreciation and/or technical ability”)