The Band have had the pleasure of playing at the wonderful venue of Ushaw College this afternoon. Despite the weather being lovely the grass was too wet for us to play outside. We had a very appreciative audience who got a sneak preview of our Picnic in the Park Programme for tomorrow's Picnic in the Park Contest. Today's outing was not without its problems however. Our principal cornet player Michael is unwell today and was unable to play so a massive thank you goes to Michael Fairless for stepping in at last minute to help out. Our conductor Phillip also got stuck at work so thank you to our percussionist Alan Beaumont for stepping in to conduct the first part of the concert and to Alan Tullet for jumping onto the kit last minute. A big thank you to all of our deps today we really do appreciate you giving up your time to help us and also, a big thank you to the staff at Ushaw College for being so understanding.
Tonight has also seen the Band have a "pre-Contest" Social Night at Alishaan's Restaurant in Durham.