As we start another new year, we can reflect on 2019 as one of the best and most successful in the band’s history. A win at the West of England Regional Championships in the Spring led to third prize at the National Finals, which was followed by another two trophies - first prize and best soloist - at the SWBBA contest in November. It wasn’t all about the contest stage though - another successful summer season included a number of highlights, not least our concerts with Chris Hoban and Steve Knightley during Sidmouth Folk Festival.
2020 sees the band return to the First Section and, at the Regional Championships in March, we will be playing Tom Davoren’s new composition ‘Legacy’, which celebrates the life and achievements of Aneurin Bevan and the NHS. As well as preparing for that, we are now busy in the bandroom rehearsing for the band’s first outing of 2020 - a concert organised by the Sidmouth Lions Club in the Manor Pavilion on Saturday 22nd February. The concert will also feature some special guest performers and is guaranteed to be a varied, entertaining evening. Tickets are available from the Pavilion’s Box Office. See our engagements page for more details.