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'A Festival of Brass'

On Sunday 17 February 2013 at West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge, Hadstock Silver Band presented 'A Festivale of Brass' in association with David Childs, Haverhill Silver Band, Bone Apart and TUBE.
All proceeds from the concert were donated to Cancer Research UK.

In what was a diverse and exciting programme featuring both modern and traditional music, Hadstock Silver Band were pleased to present their performance in a 'Festival of Brass'.
They were joined by international euphonium soloist David Childs, the nationally ranked Haverhill Silver band, the highly acclaimed UK-based trombone quartet 'Bones Apart' and the locally acclaimed Haverhill and Cambridge brass quintet 'TUBE'.
The charity concert raised money on behalf of Cancer Research UK and took place in one of Cambridge's premiere music venues - West Road Concert Hall. Located in the heart of the historic city this venue is renowned for its superb acoustic qualities.
Accompanying this concert was a brass development workshop scheduled to take place on the afternoon of the concert, for brass players of all abilities. The workshop was open to anyone who had purchased a ticket for the Festival concert, and some 60 players attended.
The concert review by 4barsrest can be seen here.


Contest 2010

East Anglian Contest, 9 May 2010. Section A Hymn Tune Champions.

Hadstock Silver Band secured first and second prize in the A Section of the East Anglian Brass Band Contest in Norwich yesterday. Lisa Jardine-Wright, the band's musical director was thrilled with the result, "To return to a contest promoted to a higher section was achievement enough, but to come away with 1st and 2nd prizes was quite literally a dream come true." Adjudicator David Hirst congratulates and encourages the band in his comments, "Well done to soloists who are consistent throughout. Chanson d'Amour; good feel and a good contrast. Well played with good attention to detail."
After last year's triple victory the village band continues to thrive, attracting both experienced and beginning players with its dwindling form merely a thing of the past. The band's chairman, Andrew Jardine, said, "Last year I said, 'we hope now that the only way is up', I didn't realise that 'up' would happen so quickly. Once more competing has given the band a very positive outlook and is a credit to everyone involved."
The contest review by 4barsrest can be seen here.