1975 – National Finals

1975 – Photographed on stage in the Royal Albert Hall, London on the occasion of the National Championships. The band was drawn to play number 1 and are pictured playing The National Anthem whilst the audience and announcer, John Dunn stand to attention.

The test piece for the day was “Un Vie Du Matelot” (A Sailor’s Life) by Robert Farnon. The band were under the direction of Courtney Bosanko.

This had been a busy year with the band doing well in both the Open and the Nationals plus a win at Reading on Carnival Romain. Something had to go wrong, they came second to Bournemouth R. A. on Kensington Concerto at the Wessex.

Trombones R – L Mike Wood, Dave Shelley, Neil Foster, Jim Spreadbury. Basses: Ray Hunt, Reg Spreadbury, Len Beauchamp, Eric Spreadbury, Horns: Andy King, John Hayes, Graham Shelley. Euphs and Baris: Fred Barter, Chris Cosens, Ken Worgan, Colin Howell. Front row cornets: Ron Bligh (Flug), Steve Chislett, Brian (Sam) Easterbrook, Dave Bligh, Andy Chislett.

Back row cornets: Martin Prince, Alan Farge, David Dyer, Howard Wright-Green, Keith Green. Percussion: Dave Kennel and Denis Chalk.