Press release :::
On Sunday 17th March, members of Tendring Brass Band travelled to Stevenage to compete in the second section of the National Brass Band Championships – London and Southern Counties area competition.
In 2018 the Band were successful in the Third section of the same competition, and the result there, promoted the band up into the Second Section, so this year it was the first time Tendring Brass had competed at the higher level.
Playing against 17 other bands from across a wide area, playing a Darrol Barry piece entitled ‘Rise of the Phoenix’, the Band won the second place trophy. Not only was this a fantastic achievement for the band, but sections within the band were also recognised by winning the best Bass Section and best Trombone Section out of all participating bands.
These awards were particularly well received by the proud parents of the Bass section leader, Ed Frazer-Brown (16 yrs) and Trombone section leader, his sister Saffina Frazer- Brown (13 yrs)
The Band also qualified for the National Finals of the competition to be held in Cheltenham in September.
The success for the band at the weekend follows on from the Bands achievements other recent competitions. In November the Band competed in the Third Section of the Leicestershire Brass Band Association Open Band Contest, and won first place, as well as member Guy Lever winning the Best Euphonium Player.
In February the Band competed in the second section of the Southern Counties Amateur Bands Association Spring Contest in Crawley. In this competition they achieved First Place overall, and the Best March Trophy. Again the trombone section were recognised by winning the Best Trombone Section trophy, and the Band Musical Director Antony Sanders, winning the Best Conductor shield.