On 18th of March the band travelled to Stevenage for the London & Southern Counties Regional Brass Band Championships and played up against 14 other bands from the region. The set test piece was Darrol Barry’s ‘Hungerford Town’; a challenging and highly descriptive work that the band really enjoyed rehearsing. We were delighted to be crowned champions in what adjudicator Andrea Price described as ‘an exciting performance from a fine band’.
The result means that the band has qualified for the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain, which takes place at Cheltenham Racecourse on 16th-17th September. We will also be promoted to the 3rd Section from January 2024.