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13/02/2015 - February 2015 News

Following a welcome seasonal break, the band returned to rehearsals in January preparing for the "Brass at the Guild" contest on 1st February. As reported before, we opted to play "Evolution" by Philip Sparke, which is the set piece for the qualifying round of the National Championships to be held in Blackpool on 1st March. Rehearsals have gone well except for one, which served as a wake up call for everyone.

On the day of the contest, we met for a last blow at the bandroom at 10:45am before travelling to Preston in our own cars. After the usual standing around, we got on stage about 2:00pm and gave what we all thought was a rather poor performance, however, when the results were announced we were quite pleased to learn that we had managed fourth place out of seven bands, just missing the prizes. Considering that this was our first contest in the third section, after our promotion from fourth, perhaps coming halfway down the field wasn't too bad.

Now it's all concentration on preparing for Blackpool, which I'll report on next time.

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