3 Peaks Brass

Discussion in 'Bandroom News - User Submitted' started by Steve, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. Steve

    Steve Active Member

    If somehow you have missed it, a brass band recently completed the National 3 Peaks Challenge in aid of the UK Multiple Sclerosis Society.

    3 peaks : 3 pieces
    30 Brass Players
    25 miles walking
    9,000ft climbing
    >100kg brass instruments
    For those that dont know what the challenge entails, it is the highest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales one after the other. Cramped in a minibus with pretty much no sleep, constant sugar highs and lows and mental exhaustion as your day just merges in to one big blur. Its honestly the hardest thing you can imagine for a bunch of amateur climbers, and then you stick in a load of instruments......

    Friday 23rd August
    Free concert with St Helens Youth Band (Ashton in Makerfield)
    Drove to Scottish Border
    Few hours sleep in a Travelodge
    Saturday 24th August
    Drove to Ben Nevis
    Played Flower of Scotland at the summit
    Descended in the dark
    Saved a stranded climber
    Drove to Scafel Pike
    Sunday 25th August
    Climbed Scafel Pike
    Played Jerusalem at the summit
    Descended Scafel Pike
    Drove to Snowdon
    Climbed Snowdon
    Played Land of our Fathers at the summit
    Descended Snowdon
    Drank, cried, laughed, slept, ached more than you could ever imagine.

    If you have even £1 that you can spare to support this superhuman effort then please, please, please donate to the charity.

    Sponsorship: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/3peaksbrass
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/3peaksbrass
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/3peaksbrass
    BBC National News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-23702810
    BBC Ben Nevis Rescue: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-23853913
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