What a fantastic weekend for Moonee Valley Brass at the 2015 State Solo & Ensemble Championships!
The State Solo & Ensemble Championship is an annual event that sees the finest amateur brass, woodwind and percussion musicians from around the state come together to compete for the title of State Champion!
It was a busy weekend for the band, with 14 groups/soloists in 9 different sections. Preparation for the event started many months in advance, with extra rehearsals and the difficult task of selecting the perfect piece of music!
It was an especially exciting as our Development Band was competing for the first time as an ensemble and several of the members were also competing as soloists for the first time. We couldn’t be more proud of how they performed on the day!
We were thrilled to achieve a total of 3 x 1st place, 4 x 2nd place, 4 x 3rd place, 1 x 4th place and 2 x 5th place. A full list of results can be found below:
Open Hymn Quartet/Quinetet:
1st – Moonee Valley Brass – Team Brett, Dave, Fiona, Karen and Louise
2nd – Moonee Valley Brass – Team Trombone
Open C/D Grade Quartet/Quintet:
3rd – Moonee Valley Brass – Team Trombone
5th – Moonee Valley Brass - Team Brett, Dave, Fiona, Karen and Louise
1st – Moonee Valley Brass (Senior Band)
2nd – Moonee Valley Brass (Development Band)
4th – Moonee Valley Brass – Team Euphonium
5th – Moonee Valley Brass – Team Trombone
Open Non-Championship Solo:
2nd – Donald Wake, Moonee Valley Brass
3rd – Megan Stapleton, Moonee Valley Brass
2nd – Brad Johnston, Moonee Valley Brass
Under 10 Years Any Brass:
3rd – Hector Wilson, Moonee Valley Brass
Junior Novice Other Brass:
3rd – Emma Conley, Moonee Valley Brass
1st – Aurelia Wilson, Moonee Valley Brass
Congratulations to all those who took part!