The band have triumphed on the contest stage again taking first prize in the Weston-super-Mare contest on Sunday 17th May. This was the band’s first visit to this contest, and it turned out to be one to remember!
MD Paul Whyley decided to enter the contest to keep the band focused in the lead up to the National Finals in Cheltenham in September. The piece chosen by the band was Kaleidoscope by Philip Sparke. This was the same piece that the band were so successful with at the Leicester contest in November last year, and as such confidence was high.
Although the 3rd section comprised only 5 bands, the standard was high with fellow National Finalists Thomas Coaches Mid-Rhondda also taking part. The band were drawn first and after a short rehearsal at a nearby school made the short journey to the winter gardens on the sea front. Here the band delivered a top notch performance to a large audience, and came off stage delighted with their work.
Following the performance Paul Whyley said the band played exceptionally well from a number 1 draw and that he couldn’t have asked for any more from each individual in the band. Not only did the band receive 1st prize, they also received the prize for best bass section. The band’s bass section comprises Simon Gresswell, Dave Witham, Chris Tetley and Tony Watson.
The band’s next event is their summer concert ‘The Final Countdown’ which is being held at Hucknall Parish Church, Hucknall Market place on Saturday 6th June at 7:30pm. The concert is being held to raise money for the band ahead of the National finals in Cheltenham in September, where the band will represent the Midlands in the 3rd section playing The Graces of Love by Oliver Waespi. Bring your friends!
1. Hucknall & Linby MC Brass (Paul Whyley) 181pts
2. Cinderford (Chris Howley) 180pts
3. Thomas Coaches Mid Rhondda (Alan Gibbs) 178pts
4. Corsham (Colin Hogg) 176pts
5. Chalford Academy (Steve Tubb) 175pts
W. Ammorford Town Silver
Best Bass Section: Hucknall & Linby MC Brass