2016 State Band Championships

K&N competed in the A-Grade Brass section of the 2016 SABA State Championships held at Immanuel College on 28th August under the leadership of Greg Peterson.

Whilst not victorious, the band played exceptionally well and those who were either there in person or watching the live broadcast held the bands' performances in high regard.

Big thank you to all the members of the band for their hard work and efforts, our supporters, SABA contest committee and especially to Greg for all his work in preparing us for the competitions.

Section Piece Score
Hymn Nearer My God To Thee - Jon Cohen & Cliff Masterson 49 / 50
Test The Accursed Huntsman - C├ęsar Franck arr. Edrich Siebert 98 / 100
Major Work Judges of the Secret Court - H. Berlioz (arr. F Wright) 98 / 100
Stage March Red Shield - H.C Goffin 48 / 50
  Total 293 / 300

2016 State Brass Solo & Party Events

Congratulations to Alison Harris who today won both the Open Tenor Horn section of the SABA 2016 State Competitions and then went on to win the Brass Champion of Champions.

Also congratulations to all the other K&N players who competed today.

  • Open Soprano Cornet - David Khafagi (1st)
  • Open Flugel Horn - Michael Astachnowicz (1st)
  • Open Eb Tenor Horn - Alison Harris (1st)
  • Open Eb Tenor Horn - David Mounsey (2nd)
  • Open Baritone - Anthony Rogers (2nd)
  • Open Euphonium - Janet Carey (1st)
  • Open Tenor Trombone - Phil Harris (1st)
  • Open Tenor Trombone - Matthew Astachnowicz (3rd)
  • Open Bass Trombone - Charlie Thomas (1st)
  • Open Low Tuba - Peter Smith (1st)
  • Open Ballad - Pete Smith (4th)

Success at Salisbury Slow Melody Competition

The annual Salisbury Slow Melody Competition was held on Sunday 1st May 2016. Two Kensington & Norwood members came away victorious:

  • David Mounsey (Tenor Horn) - 1st Senior Novice (90) - playing his own arrangement of Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Phil Harris (Tenor Trombone) - 1st Senior Open Section (97) - Chant du Menestrel by Glazunov

Congratulations Dave and Phil from K & N Brass.