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2015 Wessex 3rd Section Champions!

On Saturday 28th November the band travelled to the Bournemouth Life Centre to take part in Wessex Brass Band Assocation's winter contest. Playing a seldom heard classic of the brass band repertoire; "Prometheus Unbound" by Granville Bantock, adjudicator Graham Jones judged the band to be the best in the 3rd section, and 11th overall, only one place behind Championship Section band Bournemouth Concert, and above last year's overall champions Drybrook. 

Lt. Col. Jones made many encouraging comments on the band's performance, including compliments on the musical shape, balance, energy, stamina and control exhibited. Individual players singled out for praise included the solo cornet, euphoniums and trombones. 

The band thoroughly enjoyed the whole day and their performance, with the cherry on top being the result, although a mistake in administration meant that the wrong band were announced as winners on the day and Gillingham were not informed of their win until the next day!

Congratulations to all the bands who took part, in particular Verwood Concert Brass, taking the title of overall Wessex Champions. 

To hear our performance, including our performance of the march "Praise", click here:

https://soundcloud.com/user-563738788/praise-and-prometheus-unbound

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