Prizes and Promotion

On 18 March the band achieved an historical first by securing promotion to the First Section in the National Brass Band Championships. At the annual regional contest in Stevenage, the band played a piece entitled Rhapsody in Brass, winning second place and also the trophy for the best trombone section. In addition the band has an invitation to play in the National Finals in Cheltenham in September. Band Chairman, Fred Harrison said “We are delighted to gain another promotion. In just 6 years the band has risen from 4th Section up to the heady heights of the 1st Section. It’s a brilliant achievement and is the result of all the hard work of our Musical Director, Paul Fisher and, of course, all of our band members.”