#DFOB2019 – Program

10:00 am – Brief Welcome 

Jon Waters, President, Dublin Community Bands

Band 1 –

  • The Contestor (T.J. Powell)
  • In Perfect Peace (Kenneth Downie)
  • Chorale and Toccata (Stephen Bulla)

Band 2 – 

  • El Capitan (J.P. Sousa)
  • Meditation - The New Covenant (James Curnow)
  • Fire in the Blood (Paul Lovatt-Cooper)

Band 3 – 

  • The B.B. and C.F.  (J. Ord. Hume)
  • Barocco (Robert van Beringen)
  • The Torchbearer (Peter Graham)

Band 4 – 

  • The Champions (G.H. Willcox)
  • The Lost Chord (A. Sullivan, arr. G. Langford)
  • The Saga of Haakon the Good (Philip Sparke)

Band 5 – 

  • The Bombardier (T.J. Powell)
  • Memories of a Lost Boy (Ben Hollings)
  • Out of the Storm Clouds (Jonathan Bates)

-  BREAK  -

There will be Food Trucks from Wurst Und Bier and Explorers Club outside the SE entrance of the building from 11:00am-1:00pm

Band 6 – 

  • English Folksong Suite, Mvt II Intermezzo (R.V. Williams, arr. Frank Wright)
  • O.R.B. (Charles Anderson)
  • Another World’s Hell (Simon Dobson)

Band 7 – 

  • The Waltonian (J.J. Richards, arr. Morel)
  • Guardian of My Soul (Darren Shaw)
  • Vitae Aeternum (Paul Lovatt-Cooper)

Band 8 – 

  • Arnhem (Alfred Kelly)
  • Wondrous Cross (Isaac Watts, arr. Philip Wilby)
  • Journey to the Center of the Earth (Peter Graham) 

Band 9 – 

  • Coventry Variations (Bramwell Tovey)
  • Deep Harmony (Handel Parker)
  • Quick March – Jubilee (Paul Drury)

 Band 10 –

  • Hymn Setting – Nicea (William Himes)
  • King Cotton (J.P. Sousa)
  • The Dark Side of the Moon (Paul Lovatt-Cooper)

 Rockville Brass Ensemble

  • An American Anthem (Anthony DiLorenzo)

Pre-Award Entertainment – James Gourlay

  • Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble 

Adjudicator Remarks

  • Vaughn Wiester, Caption Adjudicator
  • Dr. James Gourlay, Band Adjudicator
  • Dr.Rachel Hockenberry, Band Adjudicator

Presentation of Awards

4:00 pm – Post-Event Social

     Dublin Metro Grill, 600 Metro Place North, Dublin, 43017

How is the Draw Conducted?

Band order at the Dublin Festival of Brass is a modified double-blind draw.

Bands Choose Their Half
All bands are able to express their preference to be in the first or second half of the draw.  Bands that travel furthest get their preference met first, until there are no more spots available in the first or second half of the draw.

Drawing for the First or Second Half
If both the first and second half are not full, the names of bands that have not expressed and interest are then placed in a bucket (well a Crown Royale bag).  In another bag is put a placeholder for each first and second half vacancy.  These place holders are labeled first or second. 

One by one a band name and a placeholder declaring first or second half are drawn until all bands are either in the first or second half of the draw.

Drawing Final Order
All first half bands are placed in one bag.  All potential first half draw numbers (this year 1-4) are placed in a second bag.  A band and a draw number are selected until each band is assigned a draw in the first half.

The process is repeated with all second half bands put in one bag, and all potential second half draw numbers (this year 5-9) placed in a second bag.  A band and a draw number are selected until each band is assigned a draw in the second half.