For the band, this is the biggest competition of the year, with the potential to qualify for the National Finals. This year the band decided to stay in Torquay over the whole weekend, which meant no early starts to catch the coach, and no need to rush back afterwards! With a relaxed rehearsal in a local church hall on the Friday night, followed by a leisurely breakfast on the morning of the contest, we were all in good spirits and ready to perform.
Congratulations to our 1st horn player Natasha Marchant and her husband Dave on the arrival of baby Eloise Danielle Marchant on 9th March. Whilst we are over the moon for you both, we can't help but notice the poor planning as Eloise's birthday clashes with the annual regional championships area contest!
Hyde Band would like wish the band's Soprano Cornet Player, Andy Watson and his wife Lara many congratulations on the birth of their daughter Grace Rose on 23rd December.
The band would like to welcome Natasha Marchant to the band playing 1st horn and her mother, Renate St Clair Tracy who will be taking up the position of 1st baritone. Both players previously played for Solent Concert Band based in Portsmouth and have a wealth of playing experience from other bands in the area including Chichester City Band and Luckett's Southsea Band. We are looking forward to exciting times ahead. Welcome.
Hyde Band would like wish the band's Chairman, Mark Fletcher and his wife Hannah many congratulations on the birth of their daughter Halle Georgina on Friday 8th August.
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