This weekend saw me take part in the Butlins Mineworkers Brass Band Contest set in the magnificent vistas of Butlins in Skegness. This event enabled me to imbibe an abnormally large quantity of alcoholic beverages..
After our disappointing 4th (and last) position at the Leicester contest last week, my band Carlton Brass had a much better result at Leamington Spa yesterday. We came 1st with our earnest rendition of Eric..
You’ll be pleased to know that I just about survived Pontins. I had a brilliant time there, got very drunk and met all sorts of fabulous brass banders (not necessarily in that order). Unfortunately the..
This weekend sees an event at the Lakeside Tower that will have Brass Band enthusiasts out in their droves, possibly. It’s been called a “Brass Extravaganza” by, well, us. It’s an entertainments contest that’s been..
Bloody hell, we won! Carlton Brass are now Butlin’s Mineworkers Second Section Champion Band 2004! Once we’d finished our performance of Bruce Fraser’s Verona Lights fellow band cohort Steph said to me “We just played..