This past Sunday (9th March) Stacksteads Band won the North West Area 4th section contest! This is our first area contest win in our long and storied history.
Drawn number 8 we performed the section test piece “Three Spanish Impressions” by Alan Fernie and much to our delight we were placed 1st out of the 16 bands competing.
The band celebrated in style with a vocal rendition of “Blaydon Races” by our star Principle Cornet player Jimmy Hoyle and a group singalong of “Y Viva Espana” which was recently added to our concert programme in honour of the test piece.
The champagne and beer was flowing into the night which ensured a spirited coach ride home to Stacksteads.
This win sees Stacksteads promoted to the 3rd section starting in 2015 and also secures a place in the 4th section National Finals to be held 20th September in Cheltenham.
WELL DONE STACKSTEADS TROOPERS!