Telford Band Prepares For Action

Discussion in 'Bandroom News - User Submitted' started by masefield, Feb 2, 2007.

  1. masefield

    masefield Member

    Members of the Senior Brass Band (sponsored by Dalvie Storage Systems) at the Abraham Darby Specialist School for the Performing Arts, Madeley, Telford are busy getting ready for action to compete in this year’s Action Research Youth Brass Band Championships to be held on Sunday 11th February at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool. The event is organised by the Northern Regional Committee of Action Research with the competing bands and the event itself raising money towards the work of the charity with the event last year raising over £100,000 towards this charity.

    This will be the sixth year running that the brass band has been invited to enter the festival and members are hoping that this year they will return from this year’s event with more prizes. The Festival not only judges on playing ability but also on entertainment value. The standard is high as the section includes open youth bands from counties and areas and is not just restricted to single school bands and as a result of the growing reputation of the school is the only single school band that is competing this year.

    At this year’s event the Band will be under the direction of Simon Platford, the School’s Director of Performing Arts who said that “the standard at the Festival is extremely high with the inclusion of youth and area and county bands from around the country. The band is extremely honoured and privileged to be invited to attend this event for the sixth consecutive year. It reflects the growing national reputation and continued success of the band that has occurred over many years and the hard work of the musicians and support given by staff and parents.”
  2. super_sop

    super_sop Supporting Member

    A world of my own!
    Just got back from "AB Dab" after Abigails music lesson.
    We managed to have a listen to the programme for tomorrow, and i have to say the quality of playing for such a young band is fantastic.
    Best of luck guys And especially girls;) for tomorrows contest.

    Craigy the bands newest fan:tup
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