January 2016: Training Band Wessex Contest
Our Training band under their conductor, Lloyd Bartlett, enjoyed performing at the Wessex Youth and Training band Contest in Downton in January. It was the first time on the contest stage for many of the players, young and older, but they wowed the audience with their rendition of Jessie J’s ‘Price Tag’, complete with a rap sung by Jake, our young Euphonium player. He was presented with a Silver Award; his younger brother, Oliver, aged 6, received the trophy for ‘Youngest Player’ in the contest.
Huge thanks must go to all those who supported the Training band over the Christmas period, and to the individuals who have so generously sponsored them; we have also been fortunate to secure some sponsorship for new promotional material from Bournemouth Water, which will attract new players to the ever-growing number of trainees.