Today the band has competed in the North of England Brass Band Championships in the 3rd Section & have become champions and has a place now at the National Finals at Cheltenham in September. Nicola Evans picked up the shield for Best Soprano Cornet and also the percussion section won the Best Percussion trophy.
It has been a fabulous team effort from all the band which if we have worked the numbers out properly, the band are promoted back to the 2nd section (to be confirmed by the Area Committee).
The band had a very productive day preparing for the North of England Area next week. The band will be competing in the 3rd Section and taking on First Suite in Eb. We would also like to take this opportunity to welcome our latest signings Fabio Sousa who joins us on 1st Trombone, and Lynne Thomson who joins us on 2nd horn ahead of next weekend.
A big thank you also goes to Graeme Tindall and Adam Reed who have been working with the band in the last couple of weeks and took sectionals today, along with our conductor Phillip for his ongoing time and committment to the band and also Pittington Primary for the use of the school to host our workshop.