In the first contest we have entered this year we were delighted with our 1st place in Class 217 – Brass Band Entertainment.
We opened by playing the march “The Standard of St. George” on which the adjudicator said we “kept a nice tight check on rhythmic detail”. Our second piece of the afternoon was a cornet solo by principle cornet Harold Roberts “Georgia on my mind.” Comments by the adjudicator included “a very competent soloist who catches the mood perfectly”. The Band slowed the tempo down for the third piece of music an arrangement of the hymn tune “Dear Lord and Father of Mankind” which ended with, according to adjudicator, Mr Malcolm Brownbill, “a firm secure close”. For the final selection the Band played Appalacchain Mountain Folk Song Suite which ends with a stirring arrangement of Camptown Races. In summing up Mr Brownbill descibed the music as “a well balanced programme containing good playing and well directed by the conductor”. For the Bands efforts we were presented with the John H Latimer cup which we hope to see photographs of in this weeks Westmorland Gazette.