The Band were placed a disappointing 5th in the Association Contest at Spennymoor today. Although the Band played well, there were just too many minor mistakes in the performance.
On a brighter note, the Bands Principal Percussionist Alan Beaumont played with Gateshead Brass in the 1st Section and won Best Percussion Section. Gateshead Brass were placed 2nd.
The Band held their 4th Presentation Night at the Sunnydene Lodge tonight. All that attended enjoyed the evening which after the presentations consisted of a quiz. The Most Improved Player of the Year went to Liam Moody, the Player of the Year went to Garry Mitchell. Marion Waterworth received her 35 years award, Peter Harbisher and Lindsey Wright 10 years award and Alan Beaumont and Natalie McGarr received their 5 years award. Michael Evans received a special award for all his hard work leading the band during our period without a conductor, and Alan Beaumont received a special award for all his arrangements he produces for the Band.