Chichester City Band are delighted and very proud to have qualified to represent the London & Southern Counties region in the Third Section Finals of the National Brass Band Championships in Cheltenham on September 15th.
Expertly prepared and conducted by our resident maestro Rom Stanko, we overcame strong opposition in Stevenage to claim First Prize in the Regional Contest. Whilst our victory is primarily due to the players’ and Rom’s dedicated hard work, we wonder whether it also reflects the Band’s recent return to its home city (Goodwood Motor Circuit) and, especially, the fact that Gustav Holst’s ashes are interred in Chichester’s magnificent Cathedral? Having also qualified for last year’s Finals, we now know what’s required if we are to become Champions of Great Britain and eagerly look forward to appearing at Cheltenham which is, coincidentally, where Holst was born!
If you want to be part of Team Chi’s continuing success story, we have urgent vacancies for experienced tuba players, trombonists and percussionists. Other players are always welcome and we’d be delighted to hear from you.
For more information about the band or to contact us about these vacanices, see our website, Facebook Page and Twitter Feed @ChichesterBand