The test piece this year is ‘Darkwood’. A challenging piece – not from a technical aspect but from a musicality perspective – which the band is embracing. A workshop over the weekend of 11th and 12th of February run by Paul Holland (Musical Director of Flowers Band – ranked 5th in the World and a U.K. Championship Band. He is also an adjudicator at brass band competitions). The workshop was huge success and gave the band a comprehensive feel for how the piece needs to be played to attain a good result at the competition.