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On Wednesday Inst Iho llighciiff School Band held their Host conipciition.s. The school has now a, senior and junior band — some 50 members in all. Mr Janies Rennie, who was adjudicator, acted in place of Mr I.aidlaw, who was at the time absent from Dunedin. The children gave the selection ‘ Simplicity.’ which surprised .Mr Rennie, who had not heard the, bind play before. Ho complimented Mr Rutherford on his energy ami enthusiasm in .establishing a, bind in a small school like llighciiff. Tho programme was a. varied one, and calculated to bring about gcixl results collectively and individually. Mr Ronnie's decision gave satisfaction to all present, and in hi,-; comm*- ts Ik> o' : i special tribute to tho “reading at sight test," which, though fairly unm.uh. .. • n member of tb.e> band played consistently and accurately. He also remarked on the surprising degree of .adaptability to "part” music and to the class of music Mr Rutherford attempted. Mr D. J. Robertson, on behalf of tho cmnniitteo, thanked Mr Rennie for his kindness in adjudicating He also delivered consoling remarks to the defeated competitors. The following arc the results : Reading at Sight.—Mitchell Farquhar i and Mona Robertson 1, D. Weir and May 1 Pry do 2. E, Henderson and A. Prydo 5. | Drum Solo.—C. Weir 1, W. Pryde 2.

firotoh Tune (Strathspey).—T). Broomfield and K, Ait ken 1, 1). Weir and K. Mathieson 2, (!. Fairhairn and A. Prvdo 3. Junior Band.—Bevd. boy player: B. M'Konzie 1. Best girl player; Fih-rn Craighead. Whistle Solo.—J). Weir ami W. TTeiuFr son 1. M. Favqnhar and I an, Mat hiesoit 2. W. Mathieson. W. Farquhar, .(. .M'Ken/.ie, and B. Johnson 3. Flute .Solo.—W. Farquhar am! M. Ptvde 1, D. Weir and. A, Pry do 2, K. Ileml.r,-o, ; and K. Mathieson 3. 'Whistle Duet.—7>. Broomfield and F. Henderson 1, J. Henderson and J. MKeuzie 2, I*.. Jfendorvm and B. Johnson 3. Whistle Trio, —T) Weir, F. Henderson. D. Broomfield 1, M. Roberts, m. AAA Henderson, S. Robertson 2, K. Matiiuom, B. Johnson, and I. .Mathieson 3. . AVhistle tjnartet—M. Farquhar. W F:irrmha.r, 1). Weir. D. Broointi'ld 1. M. Pryde, A. Prydo, .A[. Robertson, AA’. ITeiideisoi, 2.

Own_ . —I). TJioomfiold and W, IlrndcTfoa 1, JI. K. Cowan and Jessio llciMlersoi; 2, M, I'anjunar. J. M'Konzio, D. Johnson (oqiinl) 5.

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SCHOOL BANDS, Issue 15666, 3 December 1914

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SCHOOL BANDS Issue 15666, 3 December 1914

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