Following the success at the North of England Regional Championships in March and a good showing at the National Finals on September 22nd in Cheltenham, the Band is now top band in the Northern Area 3rd section according to the latest league tables published on all4brass.com on 24th September.
The Band continued 2013 in style by coming 7th in the National Championships 3rd section out of 17 qualifying bands, from a starting list of over 120. The weekend was hard work with the journey to Gloucestershire and a 2 hour rehearsal at Tewkesbury on the Saturday. The Band thanks Tewkesbury Town Band for the use of their facilities for the rehearsal.
Then, on the Sunday morning, the band arrived at Cheltenham racecourse. We were drawn third in the playing order. The contest was under way at 9.30am and ran for 6 hours with the adjudicators, Steve Pritchard-Jones and Simone Rebello, announcing the results around 4.00pm. A long day with a journey back to East Yorkshire still to come.
LGB Brass earned a deserved first place at Cheltenham although there were some surprises with the bottom bands. Achieving 7th place at Cheltenham made the ERYB the most successful of the Northern area 3rd section qualifying bands. Another good day for the ERYB under Musical Director Ian Scott.
John Butt, Publicity Officer