Yorkshre Area Contest Update
Like most bands up and down the country, the
start of the year saw DGB preparing for the most i
mportant date in the contesting calendar- the Area
Finals. Brass bands from around the Yorkshire region
gathered at Huddersfield Town Hall over the weekend
of the 4th and 5th March, competing in their relevant
sections to try and gain a qualification place to the
National finals in Cheltenham in September, with the
results of each section being calculated, on a points
basis to decide who is promoted, or relegated for the
Dronfield Band competed this year in the 2nd section, playing Rodney Newton's 'Pilgrims Progress'. The piece has proved quite a challenge for all bands in the 2nd section this year, and we have been working hard on it since finishing our Christmas concert season and returning to band in the new year. The band played well, and gave a good account of ourselves on stage. Sadly however, this did not find favour with the adjudicators on the day and the band placed 11th.
Nonetheless, we had a great time playing, and are looking forward to being back in the bandroom after a short break, preparing for our upcoming concerts. Keep your eye on the events page for more information.