SUWO Wins Gold at the NCBF regional heats

Sunday 18 November 12

Bass Clarinet

SUWO was awarded a Gold Award at the northwest heat of the National Concert Band Festival today in Altrincham, securing a place in the national Finals in Birmingham in the Spring.

We performed Timothy Jackson's Pasacaglia (conducted by Gareth Widdowson) and Peter Meechan's Fire in the Sky (conducted by Anthony Houghton) in front of a healthy audience and under adjudication from the prestigious jury of Colin Touchin and Mark Heron. Both judges noted the difficulty of the programme and applauded the band's achievement in performing the pieces to a high level.

The two pieces showcased today will form part of our Autumn Semester concert at Sheffield University on Sunday 25 November.


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