Tonight saw the Band participating in the Durham Hymns Project in Durham Cathedral with the Community Choir and the Durham Miners' Association Brass Band. It was a very moving tribute to the soldiers of the Battle of the Somme. We would like to say a massive thank you to our conductor for the evening Mr Alan Fernie, who has worked us hard in preparation for tonight and for putting us forward for the project. It has been a real honour to be apart of it. Another thanks goes to Alison Lister (and her team) and the Northern Regional Brass Band Trust for commissioning and organising the event.