Carnival time for Cawston

Discussion in 'Bandroom News - User Submitted' started by Chunky, Mar 19, 2007.

  1. Chunky

    Chunky Active Member

    Carnival time for Cawston!

    Cawston Band returned to Norfolk at the weekend delighted with their successful day at the London & Southern Counties Regional Brass Band Championships, held in Stevenage.

    Playing Carnival by Helen Perkin and conducted by Colin Swaep the band were overjoyed to be placed 2nd out of 15 bands. The performance was described by judge Philip Harper as ‘having a great sense of fun’.

    The second place was enough to give the band an invitation to take their place at the National Brass Band Championship Finals, to be held in Harrogate in September this year.

    To top all of this, the result also means that the band are promoted as of January 1st 2008 to the 1st Section, brass bandings equivalent of footballs Championship.

    ‘No doubt Saturday was one of the most successful days in the 121 year history of the band’ commented Chairman, Ian Clarke. ‘It was a massive team effort from start to finish, but I would like to pay particular tribute to our Principal Cornet, Max Clarke, who was playing the part of Principal for the first time in a contest. Also I would like to publicly thank our Musical Director Colin Swaep who despite a 150 mile round trip for twice-weekly rehearsals has been meticulous and totally committed throughout rehearsals for this.’

    The band now will have to look to at ways of raising the money for the trip to Harrogate. As the band is totally reliant on subscriptions, the band will now start organising fund raising events to offset the cost, which is estimated to be in the region of £ 3000.00. The band would also welcome offers of sponsorship from local businesses. If any business is interested in helping with sponsorship, the band can be contacted via email
  2. shandy lee

    shandy lee Member

    A good result

    What a Morning........and What a great afternoon in the bar!!!!!!!!........Not such a great night!!!!

    Fantastic result the band deserved it! Max played very well, as did the whole band, however there was one player that stood out above all the rest for his commitment, undying love of the peice, his ability to support and enhance the sound of the band, his professionalim and his all round superb playing ability and that is the Second man down on the front row............ or if its easier, Me

    Great result

  3. Chunky

    Chunky Active Member

    Oh Andrew, without you we are nothing. How Philip Harper must have got bored writing 'bravo 2nd Man Down'!

    Happy days!

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