Butlin’s Triumph for Golborne Band
From 7th-9th January, Golborne Band braced the biting east-coast winds and headed to Butlin’s Skegness to take part in the Butlin’s Mineworkers Brass Band Contest 2022. The band played a 20-minute entertainment programme designed to take the audience’s mind off the cold January weather and focus on warmer and happier times. The programme featured:
Salsa Tres Prado
I wanna be like you – featuring Bass Trombonist and Band Chairman Peter Jackson
Shostakovich’s 2nd Waltz
The band were very proud of their achievement, with new favourite word from the weekend being “louche” (defined as disreputable or sordid in a rakish or appealing way) used to describe the Chairman’s solo. After a quick vocabulary lesson, the band were delighted to learn that they had won the 4th Section, taking home the prize money, and trophy for the highest placed mining band. On the victory, MD Joshua Hughes said “I’m extremely proud of the band’s victory. We are determined to do well at the North West Regional Championships”. No rest for the wicked ‘ey!
Golborne Band are now looking forward to attending the North West Regional Areas and preparing our test piece Argos.