[IMGLEFT]http://www.themouthpiece.com/images/lauren_tait.gif[/IMGLEFT]tMP invited to open Easingwold March Contest for the next 3 years! Following on from another excellent performance and opening ceremony on 25th June, theMouthPiece.com is delighted to have been offically invited back by the organisers to open the wonderful contest at Easingwold for the next three years. The weather blessed us again this year at Easingwold, the rain held off and the sun shone. If you haven't attended this march contest with your band to date, then you really should try to attend next year. It is a wonderful event, held on the village green in Easingwold. Great atmosphere, lots to do, and lods of pubs and entertainment. We had a great turn out of tMP'ers this year and playing Knight Templar, we again were able to field a super line up of players as the opening band in the contest. Craig (super_sop) who played Principal Cornet is now able to add yet another line to his increasing tMP signature having attended every one of the tMP events arranged so far. I must add that it was fantastic this year to see several of our younger players come along and join in the tMP spirit and play with us. Our banner holder for the day was the gorgeous Lauren Tait who is just 7 years of age and is currently learning to play the cornet in Murton Junior Band. Lauren has been playing the cornet now for about a year and said to me in her very shy voice that she is really starting to enjoy it. Let's hope we see more of Lauren at Easingwold - maybe as a player next year eh lauren... Lauren was joined in the band by her sister Gemma aged 10, who has played the cornet for about 2 year now and according to her proud Dad, Gordon, she has come on in leaps and bounds this last year. Gemma has just started to play in the Senior Band on 3rd Cornet and she is really enjoying it. tMP's chief cake-maker extraordinairre Michellgarbutt was on hand to cut her amazing cake, and everyone tucked in outside the pub to enjoy it whilst cheering and watching Sudcornet pass us by at least three times with other bands. I am informed that a great evening followed, many pictures of which can be seen in the tMP Gallery. You can read more about tMP at easingwold here and here.