Senior Band strength at Spring Festival

The Ratby Cooperative Senior Band recently took part in the Spring Festival Contest at Blackpool on 26th April.

The band finished 9th out of 20 competing bands in the Senior Cup section of the contest after being drawn to play 3rd. They performed George Lloyd’s test piece “English Heritage” to a large audience in Blackpool’s Winter Gardens, delivering a performance good enough to land them in the top half of the quality field of competing bands.

Steve Plant, the Ratby Co-operative Brass Band’s Chairman, said: “The band gave a really good performance of a difficult piece of music. After speaking with many who heard the band play, the feedback was fantastic and we feel this is a performance we can build on throughout the year in both our concert programmes and contest performances. The organisation are very proud of the band’s efforts.”