2019 Dublin Festival of Brass
Prior to the recent North American Brass Band Association contest in Fort Wayne, several bands performed at the popular Dublin Festival of Brass in Ohio. This year’s contest attracted record numbers since its inception in 2017. The format of march, slow melody and own-choice test piece has proved a winning formula with bands and audience alike.
Oakland University Brass Band successfully defended its title under MD Kenneth Kroesche, performing 'Journey to the Centre of the Earth'by Peter Graham, the march 'Arnhem' and slow melody of 'Wondrous Cross'. The winners were in such impressive form that both judges awarded them full marks in all three categories, as well as scooping up a number of solo and section prizes.
Adjudicators: James Gourlay and Dr Rachel Hockenberry
1. Oakland University Brass Band (Kenneth Kroesche) — 200
2. Dublin Silver Band (Tim Jameson) — 181
3. Arkansas Musicworks Brass Band (William Ratcilff) — 180
4. St. Louis Brass Band (John Bell) — 180
5. Five Lakes Silver Band (Steven Kandow) — 169
6. Fillmore Philharmonic Brass (Dr. Kevin Holzman) — 162
7. Chesapeake Silver Cornet Brass Band (Russell E. Murray) — 151
8. Cincinnati Brass Band (Jon Noworyta) — 143
9. Dublin Metro Brass (William Ballenger) — 139
10. Crossroads Brass Band (Paul Bork) — 139
Best Soprano: Michael Baker (Oakland University Brass Band)
Best Cornet: Matt Taton (Five Lakes Silver Band)
Best Flugel: Ben Feuerhelm (Oakland University Brass Band)
Best Horn: George Zonders & Brian Mayer (Dublin Silver Band)
Best Baritone: Dublin Silver Band
Best Trombones: Oakland University Brass Band
Best Euphonium: Grant Jameson (Dublin Silver Band)
Best Tubas: Oakland University Brass Band
Best Percussion: Oakland University Brass Band
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