2002 – National Finals

This is the band pictured just after playing number 2 at the National Brass Band Championship Finals of Great Britain. The test piece was Masquarade by Philip Whilby – thought by many to be one of the hardest test pieces ever written. The band gave a good account of themselves but finished 18th of 21.

Personnel: back row: Paul Williams, James Gilbert, Jim Slade, Martin Portman, (standing in for John Hayes who is away having an operation on his elbow) Martyn Patterson, Paul Street, Colin Howell, Trish Chislett, Andrew (sid) Norman, Pete Robbins, Frans Violet (Musical Director) Remus Sawyerr, Kevin Woods, Keith Green, Sarah Woods, Jonathan Camps (Resident Conductor) Terry Cawte, Karl Pettit and Ken Worgan (President) front row: Martin Easterbrook, Brian (Sam) Easterbrook, Tom Beddoes, Shaun Street, Steve Greenwood, Hugh Cameron, Pete Stephens, Mark Pye, Lee Clayson, Ian Alexander and Chantal Pye.