Monday 18 November 2013

Gold award at National Concert Band Festival (Midlands regional) 2013

Brian Crutchley accepts the award on behalf of the band.
With Wing Commander Duncan Stubbs and Sean O'Neill
On Sunday 17th November, Northampton Concert Band achieved a Gold award at the National Concert Band Festival midlands regional heat in the Community Wind Band class under the baton of Stephen Bell. On giving the award, Sean O’Neill, one of the adjudicators said, ”You gave a very musical performance, capturing some lovely colours within the band and the energy and excitement of the music”.

Following the event Stephen Bell, musical director, said “The band played magnificently. The energy and musicianship was awesome. The whole band worked very hard for this and it’s good to know how well we’re doing. I’m very proud and it’s a great way to bring 2013 to a close.”

You can see the band perform in their next concert at 7pm, Saturday 7th December at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, Kettering Road, Northampton as they perform a selection of Christmas and family favourites in their "Christmas Party" concert featuring Mamma Mia!, Skyfall, Sleigh Ride, Troika, Oliver, Fairy-tale of New York and much more.

Ticket prices: Adult £10, Concession £8, Child £5. As a ‘Thank You’ to all of the audience members who have supported the band this year they’re offering £1 off tickets brought before Sunday 24th November. Tickets are available online at or by calling 07561 390099.

Northampton Concert Band performing Rush by Samual Hazo

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