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GUS Midlands Area Champions

The band are over the moon to announce that they have been crowned the Midlands Area Champions 2020!

By Amy Ball, 09 Mar 2020

The band and Chris have worked extremely hard on this year’s challenging test piece, “A Tale as Yet Untold” and were really proud of our performance, especially from a Number 1 draw. Our soloists, in particular, were no less than outstanding.

Adjudicators, Alan Morrison and Steve Sykes were also very complimentary about our performance, with Alan commenting ‘Super playing all round and fabulous team of soloists that made music with a superb reading from the MD. Bravo!’

A huge thanks to all players and their families, Artistic Director, Chris Jeans, Associate Music Consultant, Mike Sheppard for their hard work and commitment as we prepared for the competition.

We would also like to congratulate Desford Colliery Band, who will be joining us at the Albert Hall in October after putting on a sterling performance themselves.

This title was the bands 27th area win and also makes it 8 wins out of the last 11 appearances at the contest.

The Band will go ahead to the Royal Albert hall to represent the area at the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain which this year is celebrating the 75th anniversary of the area contests which first started in 1945.