National Brass Band Finals 2017 (September)
So the band had an early start - leaving the Neston bandroom at 6am, on Sunday 17th September, to travel to Cheltenham for the 'Finals'. Unfortunately it was not Corsham Band's day. Despite a good draw, number 7, the band just could not out perform the rest of the field. Having reached the National Finals of Great Britain is an achievement in itself, so being in the top 20 third section bands - out of approximately 160 - is not too shabby! Brass band website 4barsrest, having listened to the band play, said that it was 'a performance that really tested the band and one for which they deserve huge credit."
Well done to everyone in the band for all the hard work put in over the summer. Now it's on to Christmas ......
Preparations for the National Brass Band Championships 'Finals' (August)
Corsham Band are currently busy at rehearsals on the Finals test piece for September. The contest is being held at Cheltenham Racecourse and the third section piece is entitled 'Hinemoa', composed by Gareth Wood. The music is based around a Maori love story about a young chief (Tutankai) and his lover Hinemoa who are forbidden to marry but who are determined to be together. It is a challenge for the band who only have a few weeks left to get confident and ready for the performance on Sunday 17th September! Fingers are crossed!