Street March Sensation: Australian Nationals Live Stream 2013

Hi Loyal Viewers

Did you manage to join us on the live broadcast of the Street March? It was thrilling stuff. We had marching girls, impromptu interviews with some luminaries of Australian Banding – including Brisbane Excelsior’s President, the Chairman of the Federation of Australasian Brass Bands, The MD of St Mary’s Band Club, the MD of Hawthorn Band as well as a host of other special guests.

Standing up close and personal with the bands as they stepped off there was a pretty clear difference in sound between bands the like marching, and those that just (barely) tolerate marching. Some of the A Grade bands that don’t really enjoy it had a worse sound than a couple of the D Grade bands that give it a red hot go.

There was some excellent drum majoring – a special mention must go to Ross Moloney of Brisbane Excelsior who managed to do 24 mace twirls while stepping off with his band – these were twirls across both hands. Chris Lee, Drum Major of Darebin band gets the award for probably the highest mace throw and catch.

I have no idea who is going to win. I don’t even really know the rules. I do know it was great weather, and a fun spectacle with a very large crowd turning out. The funny thing about brass bands is that they seem to hate marching in competition, but love marching on civic occasions – like ANZAC Day. I think it’s important Brass Bands keep up their marching…otherwise I’m pretty sure councils around Australia would stop funding them and the whole movement would be in trouble!

Stick around later this afternoon for the Open A Grade Concert Bands, starting at about 1:20pm local (Perth) time.

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C and D Grade Concert Band Results: Australian Nationals 2013

OFFICIAL B GRADE CONCERT RESULTS.

City of Armadale Concert Band:

H/41-TP/184-OC/185-M/40. Total 450

Perth Concert Band

H/38-TP/186-OC/188-M/38. Total 450.

In the instance of a draw, winner goes to best of test piece.

Winner – Perth Concert Band 2nd – City of Armadale Concert Band

OFFICIAL C GRADE CONCERT RESULTS:

City of Perth Concert Band H/36-TP/177-OC/178-M/39. Total 430

Combined Districts Concert Band H/36-TP/176-OC/175-M/37. Total 424.

John Septimus Roe ACS Concert Band H/35-TP/175-OC/174-M/36.Total 420.

Leeming Area Concert Band H/34-TP/172-OC/171-M/34. Total 411.

Mandurah Concert Band H/37-TP/181-OC/180-M/40. Total 438

South West Wind Orchestra H/33-TP/171-OC/170-M/33. Total 407.

Trinity College Senior Concert Band (SA) H/43-TP/187-OC/188-M/45. Total 463.

Winners – Trinity College Senior Concert Band

2nd – Mandurah Concert Band

3rd – City of Perth Concert Band

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2013 A Grade Concert Band Results

A Grade Concert Band Results

Hobart Wind Symphony H/48-TP/193-OC/195-M/46 Total: 482

NSW Public Schools Symphonic Wind Ensemble H/47-TP/191-OC/193-M/47 Total: 478

Queensland Youth Orchestra Wind Symphony H/43-TP/188-OC/182-M/41 Total:454

Unley Concert Band H/46-TP/192-OC/190-M/44 Total: 472

Winner – Hobart Wind Symphony

2nd – NSW Publich Schools Symphonic Wind Ensemble

3rd – Unley Concert Band

B Grade Concert Band Results

City of Armadale Concert Band H/41-TP/184-OC/185-M/40. Total 450

Perth Concert Band H/38-TP/186-OC/188-M/38. Total 450.

In the instance of a draw, winner goes to best of test piece.

Winner – Perth Concert Band

2nd – City of Armadale Concert Band

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