On Saturday the famous Foden's Band with our MD Nick Birch on trombone, were performing in the National Championships of Great Britain in the Albert Hall, playing 'Gallery' a challenging piece by Howard Snell, conducted by the great Bramwell Tovey.
I followed their progress all day on the brass band website 4barsrest. After all 20 bands had performed, Foden's and last year's winner Cory were both hailed as potential winners by all the pundits, after their stunning performances.
Brass Band World tweeted 'Foden's deliver a really fantastic performance, with Bram Tovey drawing out every last nuance in the music.So enjoyable.'
At the end of a long day, the judges results were in and Foden's were placed 5th, unexpected, but as Nick said 'that's competitions for you!'.