Castleton Brass, based in Eye, will be competing for the third year in a row at the Finals of The National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain in Cheltenham on Sunday 17th September. Following two very successful years in the 4th section the band was promoted to the 3rd section at the beginning of this year.
In March the band participated at the regional contest at Stevenage competing against bands from Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, London, Norfolk, Suffolk, Surrey and Sussex. The band was declared 3rd Section Champions of the London & Southern Region of the National Brass Band Championships and in doing so received their third consecutive invitation to the National Finals. The band also gained promotion to the 2nd section from 1st January 2018.
Band Treasurer, Christine Wade said: “We are absolutely delighted to be participating in the Finals for the third time in a row. We have been working since March to raise funds to enable us to compete and we still need to raise funds. The band has launched a ‘Sponsor a Player’ initiative (there are twenty five brass musicians, three percussionists and a musical director). Businesses and individuals are invited to sponsor a musician for £50.00. Anyone interested should contact me on 07714 456 546 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss which instrument and position they would like to sponsor. All donations and sponsorship will be acknowledged on our website.”
The band is the only one from East Anglia at the Finals.
Castleton Brass performs concerts and events throughout Suffolk. For more information and to book the band for your event visit www.castletonbrass.org.uk