November 2010

Olney Brass brings home the silverware!

Olney Brass were outright winners of the second section of the West Midlands Brass Band Association annual contest, held in Pershore, Worcestershire, on Sunday 20th Nov, winning a marvellous trophy and £150.00.
The band performed Variations on Maccabeus, by Kevin Norbury, a technically demanding, yet highly musical piece and the adjudicators comments stated that it was the band’s musicality that won the day. In addition, in his first contest as solo cornet player, 16yr old Jack Wilson was awarded best soloist of the section, and was presented with a marvellous silver cup.
This is the first time that the band has competed as Olney Brass and their Musical Director, Ed Keeley said that he is looking forward to many more successes and trophies.
You can hear and see the band when they perform their annual Christmas concert, on Saturday 10th December, at St Peter St Paul church, Olney. Doors open at 18:45