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A brass band based in Eye, Suffolk will be hoping to build on their recent success at the upcoming London and Southern Counties Regional competition. Castleton Brass has qualified for the Brass Band Championship Finals for the last two years, and are the reigning fourth section Champions for the area. Due to their success, they have now progressed to the third section, and on 18th March 2017 they will be competing against 13 other bands.
Unfortunately, this competition will be their last with their current conductor, Peter Ryan, who has made the decision to stand down after 9 years leading the band. The band are hoping to find a new conductor to start after the competition, and are holding trials for anyone interested in the band and helping them to progress further. The band averages 15 performances a year with a mixture of concert, fetes and an occasional church service. The band are an enthusiastic and welcoming mix of brass and percussion players, with a third of the band being under 18.
Anyone interested in joining the band, either as a player or as conductor, should contact the band Secretary, Christine Wade, at email@example.com