CONTEST RESULTS

Yamaha Swiss Open

Date: 24 Sep 2011
Venue: Concert Hall, Culture and Congress Centre, Lucerne
Adjudicator(s): Philip Sparke, Maurice Hamers, Howard Lorriman, Pascal Eicher, Peter Graham
Test piece: The Torchbearer - Symphonic Variations on a theme by Eric Ball (Peter Graham)

Pos Band Conductor Test Piece Entertainment Total
Draw Points Pos Draw Points Pos points
1 Brass Band Bürgermusik Luzern Michael Bach 2 178 1 7 170 4 348
Benvenuto Cellini (Hector Berlioz arr Frank Wright)
2 Wallberg Band Garry E Cutt 10 175 2 5 173 2 348
La Forza Del Destino (Guiseppe Verdi arr Frank Wright)
3 Ensemble de Cuivres Valaisan Jean-François Bobillier 4 168 4 9 178 1 346
Le Corsaire (Hector Berlioz arr Geoffrey Brand)
4 Brass Band Luzerner Hinterland Hervé Grélat 5 164 6 6 172 3 336
Norma (Vincenzo Bellini arr Howard Lorriman)
5 Entlebucher Brass Ensemble Patrick Ottiger 3 164 6 8 167 6 331
Der Fliegende Holländer (Richard Wagner arr Howard Lorriman)
6 Brass Band Michelsamt Corsin Tuor 9 171 3 3 157 9 328
Le Roi d'Ys (Edouard Lalo arr Frank Wright)
7 Opera Brass Albert Benz 6 166 5 11 161 8 327
Carnival Overture (Anton Dvorak arr Geoffrey Brand)
8 Brass Band Fribourg A Allan Withington 8 159 9 1 164 7 323
Le Carnaval Romain (Hector Berlioz arr Frank Wright)
9 Oberaargauer Brass Band A Armin Renggli 1 153 11 10 168 5 321
Les Vêpres Siciliennes (Guiseppe Verdi arr Howard Lorriman)
10 Ensemble de Cuivres Jurassien Blaise Héritier 11 164 6 2 156 10 320
Le Domino Noir (Daniel-François Auber arr Howard Lorriman)
11 Ensemble de Cuivres Mélodia Yvan Lagger 7 159 9 4 154 11 313
Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Gioachino Rossini arr Howard Lorriman)

Best performance of contest march: Brass Band Luzerner Hinterland
Best performance of own choice overture: Ensemble de Cuivres Valaisan


For the entertainment programme, bands were required to play a classical overture from a prescribed list, plus a march written by a Swiss composer.

The adjudicators were in separate boxes and each awarded marks out of 60 for both the set test piece and the own choice overture.  The highest and lowest marks awarded to each band were discarded and hence a maximum of 360 points (2 x 180) were available.  Points scored for the own choice march were not included in the overall mark and were for the purpose of deciding the special march prize only.

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