I've just about recovered from the weekend in Skeggy, it was pretty cold. Had a great weekend away, thought my band played well and we enjoyed our performance. Although that's the first time ever I think I've been to a lower section contest and never seen any notes regarding, tuning, note production, balance etc in the remarks.
I heard quite a few bands over the weekend and must say that Whitworth in the 2nd section were fantastic, the conductor's reading was so good, it was like being transported back to the 1860's! Also thought Eccles played very well in the 3rd section, and deserved at least their 3rd place. In the results though I was getting a bit confused as I thought they were reading out last years! 3 sections had the same winners 2 years in a row, don't think I'll ever see that again.
Can I also just thank the timp player from Thurcroft band for staying on stage to help us out, after two of our players had to turn back on the day of the contest due to the weather.