TOWCESTER STUDIO BAND
On Friday 18th September TSB participated in the Cory Online Brass Band Championships. They competed against 9 other bands from various different countries including South Korea, Australia, Germany and Northern Ireland.
TSB are very pleased to announce that they won a total of not one, not two but 3 prizes! These included best soloist, best Welsh piece and 3rd place overall.
Congratulations to our youngest member, 14 year old Ewan Rigby for his outstanding performance of 'Blaydon Races' and winning the prize for best soloist. Massive thanks also goes to Lyn Stoneman for his IT skills and to the band for their fantastic performance.
To listen to our full performance CLICK HERE
During these difficult times, TSB have been coming up with a variety of ways to keep our supporters both up-to-date and entertained.
Over the last few months, TSB have 'joined the band wagon' by taking on the Lockdown Performance Challenge. They are delighted to have completed 3 virtual performances!
The band would also like to thank their 1st Baritone player, Lyn Stoneman for his amazing IT wizardry.
TSB are very much looking forward to rehearsing and performing together again, but until the Government announce that it's safe for us to resume our weekly rehearsals, we are unable to do this. In the meantime, please enjoy our lockdown performances.
CLICK HERE to watch Colonel Bogey
CLICK HERE to watch When the Saints Go Marching In
CLICK HERE to watch Ticket to Ride
CLICK HERE to watch Clog Dance
The 15th August 2020 marked the 75th anniversary of VJ Day, marking both the surrender of Japan and the end of the Second World War. We remember and recognise all those who served and sacrificed in the Far East and ultimately brought an end to the Second World War.
TSB's Mark Limbert sounded the Last Post for VJ Day 75 on Bury Mount the morning of the anniversary. Well done and thank you, Mark.
CLICK HERE for the full performance.
Fantastic A-Level Results
Congratulations to one of our Solo cornet players, Penelope Tollervey, on her fantastic A-level results. She gained A*/A/A which means she'll be starting to read for an MSc in Mathematics at Lancaster University in October. Her outstanding grades also mean she qualifies for a scholarship too! Penelope says she has loved being a member of Towcester Studio Band and she'll definitely be back to play during the holidays. She tells us that the welcome, warmth and support of the TSB musical family has meant a lot to her, and she believes it shows everything that is good about Brass Banding and amateur music making. Good luck Penelope and we look forward to seeing you in the holidays.
On Saturday 11th January, Towcester Studio Band competed in the Butlins Mineworkers Championships Competition, which took place over the course of the weekend. There were 13 bands within the 3rd Section, most of which were National Champions in their area.
Out of 13 bands, TSB are pleased to announce that they were awarded 4th place! This is a massive achievement and they are extremely proud of themselves. All the hard work over the last 4 months has paid off, Congratulations TSB.
1st Place for TSB!
On Sunday 24th November, TSB took part in the annual Leicester Own Choice Contest, where they were able to bring home the trophy for 1st place! The band have worked extremely hard over the last 6 weeks and were ecstatic when the results were announced.
The band will continue to work on the piece , 'Gothic Dances' in preparation for the Butlins contest in January.
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Due to Covid-19, all upcoming engagements are cancelled.
Watch this space for any other updates.