This past Sunday (1st March) Stacksteads Band entered the North West Area 3rd section contest for the first time since 1991.
Stacksteads Band – North West Brass Band Championships 2015
Drawn number 11, Stacksteads performed the section test piece “Evolution: Five States of Change” by Phillip Sparke. The band performed brilliantly and a confident and proud band emerged from the stage to enjoy the rest of the day. Unfortunately, the chosen adjudicators had a different opinion and Stacksteads headed home from Blackpool with a 17th place for their efforts.
A disappointing result but the band should not lose sight of the effort and progress made in the last few months when working on this test piece. This year it was not to be but there is lots to look forward to this year including the band tour of Ireland, the Whit Friday marches, Hardraw Scar Entertainment Contest and a full schedule of concerts ahead.
Finally, Congratulations to our friends at Boarshurst Silver who took home the 1st prize at Blackpool!