SCABA Spring Contest - Hove 17 April 2011
After our success at Skegness with Hungerford Town, the band decided to enter the (very) local SCABA spring contest held this year for the first time at Blatchington Mill school in Hove.
The contest is an own choice march and test piece and we chose to play Slaidburn for the march. We came off stage once again pleased with our performance and had only a short wait until the results. Results started off with a fantastic result of 1st prize for the march, and continued with 2nd prize for the test piece and the best trombone section prize.
Celebrations moved to the nearby Hangleton manor pub garden and it's probably fair to say that quite a few of us regretted having to go to work in the morning!
Butlins Contest, Skegness - 22 January 2011
This year the band decided to make it's first appearance at the popular Butlins contest in Skegness. Armed with thermals and a barrel of beer we set off on the coach journey north on the Friday afternoon and after a mystery tour of parts of East Anglia we arrived just in time for a pizza dinner and a couple of pre contest drinks before an early night.
We were drawn to play 3rd in the third section afternoon contest on the Saturday and around 1.30pm took our place in the King Arthur suite to play Hungerford Town. We came off stage pleased with our performance and settled in for the afternoon in the Sun and Moon waiting for the results at 8pm. The band was very pleased with our result of 7th out of 15 and the celebrations continued into the early hours. The weekend was enjoyed by all and we hope to be able to make this a regular fixture in the band diary. Many thanks again to Helen, Rachel, Andy T, Andy W, Sue, Chris and Mike for playing with us, to our supporters group who came along for the weekend and to Jonnie for driving us all there safely in the coach.