The band will continue their National Finals preparations this week with an Open Rehearsal on Berlioz's "Judges of the Secret Court" at the Memorial Hall, Burry Port at 7.30pm on Tuesday (24th). Entry is free and all are welcome. It will be the band's second performance in the Championship Section Finals, following on from their appearance in 2003, when they came 18th out of 20 bands. The band and their Musical Director Michael Thorne will be hoping to improve on that result this time around on the back of an excellent series of contest results in 2006. A runners-up spot at the Welsh Regional Championship and a solid 9th place at the Grand Shield in Blackpool, was followed by wins at the National Eisteddfod and at Ammanford. The London trip will be the culmination of a busy month for the band which has also included an appearance at the Wales Millennium Centre, where a large audience turned out to enjoy an hour-long foyer concert just last week. On the personnel front, the band have enlisted the services of talented youngster Steffan Jones on Bb Bass, who signs from the Abergavenny Band for the Finals.