November 2016: Wessex Winter Contest
On 26th November 2016 Hyde Band competed in the annual Winter contest at the Life Centre in Bournemouth. We chose to play the march ‘ORB’ and the test piece ‘Variations on a Ninth’ by Gilbert Vinter. The band played really well on stage and it was arguably our best performance to date. ‘Variations on a Ninth’ has a number of very challenging cadenzas and solos for all the principal players in the band and all the soloists did the band proud on the day. It was another good day at the office for Hyde Band, coming 2nd in the 1st Section and winning the March prize of the day and awarded an overall 3rd place. We celebrated in true Hyde Band style after with a few drinks and a curry. A fantastic result to end the contesting year, which puts us in an excellent position going into the Regional Championships in March 2017!