The band entered the Regionals as a registered 4th Section band – the first real contest for a very long time. We went to Nicholas Chamberlaine College on Sunday March 12th and played St, Andrew’s Variations by Alan Fernie. The band came 19th out of 21 but despite the result we had many very positive comments from members of the audience and 4barsrest.
We were only able to enter the contest with help from players from other non-contesting bands who had agreed to be registered with us. Without them we could not have done it! So many grateful thanks go those who played with us on the day.
We want to go to the Regionals in 2018 with the aim of improving our position in the tables but we can only achieve this if we can recruit our own players who can be committed to Coventry Festival Band. We need a first baritone and a principal trombone player that can lead the trombone section.
Any interested brass player will be very welcome – just use the contact email to let us know and then come down to the Community Centre for a rehearsal.