This weekend, the Band travelled down to Cheltenham for the National Championships of Great Britain for the 3rd Section Finals. It was the 2nd time in 2 Years that the Band had qualified for the National Championships, last year it was the 4th Section and this year, it was the 3rd section. On Saturday, the Band had a rehearsal at Dodworth Colliery Band's Band Hall. It is very much appriciated. We had 1½ Hours practice. We then travelled down to the Tortworth Court Hotel where we had a fantastic and relaxing time (along with an Evening Meal) before the Contest on Sunday Morning.
We then travelled to Cheltenham Racecourse on Sunday Morning and on the way to the Racecourse, we found out that we were drawn to play 5th. Once we got to The Centaur at Cheltenham Racecourse, it was a 45 minute wait until it was time to register The Band and then go through to wait to go onto the stage. We then got onto the stage, prepared ourselves and then we got playing. A few hours had passed before it was time for the results. In the end, the Band finished in 19th Position. After the results, we then started the journey back home. Despite the result, it has been a fantastic weekend away for the band.
To view the images of the weekend at the National Finals, click here.