The Band has taken part in a show tonight called Pan Optikum which took place on Palace Green, in front of Durham Cathedral. The show consisted of 4 local Brass Bands and a Dance Troop from Germany. This was a spectacular show with the 4 Brass Bands on each corner of Palace Green and the dancers performed around the edges and in the centre with the audience standing on Palace Green given them a 360° stage to view. The Bands played along with electronic music and it was conducted from a central conductor with the 4 Brass Band conductors conducting their own Bands and following the central conductor via video link. The show was a great success and the Band were on a high afterwards. We also were given great praise from the organisers for playing our part (excuse the pun) during the show and rehearsals. The photos from the event can be found here (they are at the top of the page).
On a sadder note, Clive Hogarth, one of the Band's Eb Bass players has resigned from the Band due to ill health. The Band wish you all the best for the future Clive.