On Saturday, City of Bristol Brass Band competed against 7 other bands (including the Welsh Regional champions, Goodwick and Runners-Up Llwydcoed) in the South East Wales Brass Band Association (Ebbw Vale) contest. The rehearsal at 11.30 was a good one (most likely due to the excellent teas, coffees and bacon butties available!) but
The first week into the new term and so far this week I've been asked if 3 of my students to attend the High Scorers Concert (for those who achieve a distinction in their AB results) and an invitation to play in the pit at the Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham. I have several students lined up to take exams this term, too, in brass, piano and theory (the closing date is Friday, 4th May).
And there's just one week to go until the Ebbw Vale contest with the City of Bristol... we're sounding good, but how will an English Band fare in a Welsh contest?!