Our hard work during what has been an extremely difficult year for the band has paid off as the band secured 5th place in the Fourth Section.
We were invited to the National Competition after our success in the Midland Area Brass Band regional competition. Despite qualifying for the Nationals in March 2020, our trip to the Cheltenham was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Excitement and anticipation was in the air as the coach left Birmingham (early morning!) and headed south towards Cheltenham. Almost as soon as the stands were set up in our rehearsal venue, we got the call “Drawn band number one”.
No time later the band was on stage at Cheltenham Racecourse and ready to put in the best performance they could of “An Elgar Portrait” by Dan Price. Led by MD Saph, the band had the confidence to perform under pressure and all the hard work paid off.
We are delighted to be awarded the 5th best Fourth Section Band in Britain.
Well done to all the bands that took part and made it to the national competition in such difficult circumstances.