Saints have been busy since John Watts came on board in January, preparing for the Area contest that takes place in March. Like many bands, we decided to give the Area test piece, Ex Terra Lucem (by Jonathan Bates), a good run out at scaba’s spring contest at The Hawth theatre in Crawley on Sunday the 25th of February.
Saints worked hard, and with John at the helm, we came away with the Second Place trophy, the March Prize and the Soloist Prize won by our flugel player Damon Emes.
Not only was this the first contest and event of the year for Saints and with John as MD, but it was also our youngest player, Victoria’s first ever contest. At 12 years old, Victoria Thompson has been doing a brilliant job playing 3rd cornet and will be joining us at the Areas. A very talented young musician, Victoria showed no nerves at all, and did her parents Dawn (our 2nd Horn) and Andy (Bass) proud!
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Upcoming Dates in 2018
Sunday 18 March – Area Contest in Stevenage
Sunday 22 April – St George’s Day Parade
Monday 7 May – May Fayre