On Sunday evening the Camborne Youth Band won the Community Section of the National Youth Brass Band Championships of Great Britain held at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. Under the direction of Alan Pope, they were up against thirteen other bands from all over the country and had to perform a twenty minute programme including the set test piece, ‘Scenes Du Lac’ by Dr. Roy Newsome. Markus Bach joined Dr. Newsome to adjudicate the Community Championship. The title ‘National Community Youth Champions 2007’ is the fourth consecutive national title won by the band after winning the Junior Championship for the previous three years (2004, 2005 & 2006); something that no other band has ever achieved! The Band’s award-winning programme began with ‘Fanfare for Camborne’ which was written especially for the Band by their Professional Musical Advisor, Alan Morrison. This was immediately followed by Alan Morrison's arrangement of ‘And All That Jazz’. Then the band featured their soloist for this year, Samuel Eddy on Soprano Cornet. Samuel gave a faultless performance of ‘Nessun Dorma’ which, back in January, won him the award of ‘best instrumentalist’ at the Greater Gwent Youth Brass Band Festival. The set test piece was next to feature in the programme and the Band performed it to an extremely high standard. To conclude their performance they played Alan Fernie’s arrangement of ‘Macarthur Park’. The Band, Alan and all of the supporters were absolutely delighted after the result was announced and knew that the months of preparation and rehearsals had certainly paid off; the Band achieving the best result in its history! So far, it has been an excellent year for the Youth and 'B' Bands as they have won every contest they have entered! All under the direction of Alan, the Youth Band have won the 2007 Greater Gwent Youth Brass Band Festival and the 2007 National Youth Brass Band Community Championship and the 'B' Band have won the 2007 West of England Third Section Championships, gaining promotion to the Second Section and Qualifying for the National Lower Section Finals in Harrogate later this year. Voted for by the listeners of Pirate FM, Alan has also won the title of Cornwall’s Best Contributor to Music. Camborne Youth wish to congratulate the two other Cornish bands in the section, St Dennis Youth and Mount Charles Youth for their excellent results! Your next chance to hear not only the best youth band in the county, but one of the best in the country, is next Sunday (6th May) at The Minack Theatre, Penzance. The concert, which starts at 7:00 pm, will also feature the society's own Championship Section band, Camborne Town Band under the direction of their Professional Guest Conductor, John Berryman. Tickets are priced at £7.50 for adults and £5 for children under 16. They can be purchased now from The Minack Theatre Box Office on 01736 810181. Opening hours - Monday to Friday - 9.30am to 5pm.