Judd Bovinger's "Take the Weight" has been chosen as the set work for this year's Bobby Davro Open, to be held on the roundabout above the chip shop at Simmery-St-Bees.
Judd said, "I chose the title 'Take the Weight' because I saw people taking the weight - off their lives. They were taking the weight - off their lives. Then I sat down and started to write stuff".
"It was going on for hours then someone said, 'Hey Judd, its brass banding, we only need 15 minutes worth. So I compressed it all into 15 minutes'."
"To have to think about taking the weight off your life then, because of brass band contests, have to deliver within certain 15-minute parameters is, frankly, a load of shite. It stifles composers."
A man standing next to me said , "This should be a cracker of a test piece".