Skegness Silver Band returned to the Midlands Area Contest after a years break and with it came the uncertainty and trepidation that competing attracts. The band has been working hard for weeks now in preparation for both the contest and their forthcoming Germany Tour.
The Band drew 5th and were eager to demonstrate their determination. Steve Walker gave us an inspirational pep talk before entering the arena. The piece began with confidence and style, capturing the atmosphere of Alan Fernie’s “Spanish Impressions” beautifully. Ensemble was good. Intonation seemed quite secure except for a few errors. Dynamics were expressive. We left the arena confident that we had done all we could. 4barsrest tweeted promising comments. Now it was up to the adjudicators.
After a long nervous wait the result came in:
Best placing for a number of years. The Skegness Silver Band is back.