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Lochgelly Centre Kingdom win Fife Festival of Brass

Kingdom Brass wins the Fife Festival of Brass.

Conducted by Paul Drury, Kingdom won the FBBF contest (formerly the Carnegie Invitation Contest) by 3 points from runner up Newmilns and Galston.

The theme for the competition was 'music from the world wars', with each band required to play one piece written during or inspired by the first or second world war. Kingdom decided to expand on that slightly, and play music from 'pre war to cold war', featuring a piece from the 1930's, 40's, 50's and 60's.

The band opened with Andy Duncan's stunning arrangement of music from the 1962 film 'Taras Bulba' before featuring the band's soloist, Alex Philip, with Adrian Drover's arrangement of 'My Funny Valentine' from the 1937 film 'Babes in Arms'.

Kingdom's programme then continued with the 1959 Dave Brubeck piece 'Blue Rondo a la Turk' before rounding the programme off with Matt Hall's arrangement of 'Nightingale Dances', based of course on the wartime classic 'A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square'.

added 22nd April 2018