Tonight has seen the girls of the band throw a surprise post baby shower for our Solo Horn player Lindsey. The impromptu arrival of baby Thomas meant Lindsey missed out on treats running up to his birth although the girls had it all planned prior. Christmas season and the contest got in the way buy eventually the girls pulled off the surprise after months and months of planning. Lindsey would like to thank the girls and the band for the wonderful presents and treats.
Today has seen the band perform in Section A of the Durham County Brass Band Association Festival of Brass. The band are delighted to have finished in 3rd Place, along with being the highest placed 2nd Section band. A superb start to the 2020 contesting season in the 2nd section. Well done to GT Group Peterlee & Houghton Brass on their placings today as well.
A big congratulations also goes to our youngest player Leila who competed in her first contest today on 3rd Cornet - You did amazing!.
A thank you goes to Mike, Dave & Philippa for helping us out today too, we really appreciate it.
The full result of Section A was:
1) GT Group Peterlee (John Roberts)
2) Houghton Brass (Brian Adams)
3) Bearpark & Esh Colliery Band (Phillip Tait)
4) Ashington Colliery Band (Nigel Stedman)
5) North Skelton Band (Gareth Sykes)
6) Ferryhill Town Band (Tom Maddison)
Best Soprano:- Houghton Brass
Best Principal Cornet:- Tina Mortimer (Ferryhill Town Band)
Best Percussion:- GT Group Peterlee
Best Middle of the Band:- Houghton Brass
Thank you goes to the Durham County Brass Band Association for hosting a fabulously ran contest and for the helpers who make the day go smoothly.
To see the images from the day, press read more below.