uReport: Weston band wins at international music competition

Community Mar 20, 2017 York Guardian

Toronto-based band Weston Silver Band (WSB) won gold at the North American Brass Band Championships on March 12.

The band reclaimed their first section division win of the music competition that’s held at the Embassy Theatre in Fort Wayne, Ind.

The band placed second in last year’s championship and first in 2015.

The championship had over 1000 musicians partaking this year.

The competition is divided into four sections: third division, second division, first division and championship.

WSB had won the first division competition with eight points above the ten bands that were also in the section.

This win is the third national title WSB has won since the band’s return to international competitions in 2014.

Composer of the piece and adjudicator Peter Graham said about WSB: “One of the best band sounds I’ve heard this weekend.”

WSB was the only Canadian band to participate in the championship and is the only Canadian band to take home the national title in the history of the competition.

The championship also held solo and ensemble competitions on March 10.

WSB were awarded three second place finishes, with a gold won by WSB member Alex Chan in the High Brass Solo Division.

This is the 96th season for WSB since beginning in 1921.

 

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uReport: Weston band wins at international music competition

Weston Silver Band wins their third first division title

Community Mar 20, 2017 York Guardian

Toronto-based band Weston Silver Band (WSB) won gold at the North American Brass Band Championships on March 12.

The band reclaimed their first section division win of the music competition that’s held at the Embassy Theatre in Fort Wayne, Ind.

The band placed second in last year’s championship and first in 2015.

The championship had over 1000 musicians partaking this year.

The competition is divided into four sections: third division, second division, first division and championship.

WSB had won the first division competition with eight points above the ten bands that were also in the section.

This win is the third national title WSB has won since the band’s return to international competitions in 2014.

Composer of the piece and adjudicator Peter Graham said about WSB: “One of the best band sounds I’ve heard this weekend.”

WSB was the only Canadian band to participate in the championship and is the only Canadian band to take home the national title in the history of the competition.

The championship also held solo and ensemble competitions on March 10.

WSB were awarded three second place finishes, with a gold won by WSB member Alex Chan in the High Brass Solo Division.

This is the 96th season for WSB since beginning in 1921.

 

*What is uReport? uReport enables our readers to submit photographs and videos from local events, written reports on things happening around Toronto, letters to the editor and event listings. Submissions, made through insidetoronto.com or via email at newsroom@insidetoronto.com, are reviewed by an editor before being published on our website. Select submissions will appear in the newspaper. More than 270,000 individuals visit www.insidetoronto.com every month which makes this a great opportunity to share your information with a broad audience.

uReport: Weston band wins at international music competition

Weston Silver Band wins their third first division title

Community Mar 20, 2017 York Guardian

Toronto-based band Weston Silver Band (WSB) won gold at the North American Brass Band Championships on March 12.

The band reclaimed their first section division win of the music competition that’s held at the Embassy Theatre in Fort Wayne, Ind.

The band placed second in last year’s championship and first in 2015.

The championship had over 1000 musicians partaking this year.

The competition is divided into four sections: third division, second division, first division and championship.

WSB had won the first division competition with eight points above the ten bands that were also in the section.

This win is the third national title WSB has won since the band’s return to international competitions in 2014.

Composer of the piece and adjudicator Peter Graham said about WSB: “One of the best band sounds I’ve heard this weekend.”

WSB was the only Canadian band to participate in the championship and is the only Canadian band to take home the national title in the history of the competition.

The championship also held solo and ensemble competitions on March 10.

WSB were awarded three second place finishes, with a gold won by WSB member Alex Chan in the High Brass Solo Division.

This is the 96th season for WSB since beginning in 1921.

 

*What is uReport? uReport enables our readers to submit photographs and videos from local events, written reports on things happening around Toronto, letters to the editor and event listings. Submissions, made through insidetoronto.com or via email at newsroom@insidetoronto.com, are reviewed by an editor before being published on our website. Select submissions will appear in the newspaper. More than 270,000 individuals visit www.insidetoronto.com every month which makes this a great opportunity to share your information with a broad audience.