Slaithwaite Band – winners of the 2013 Pogson Bray Entertainment Contest

On Sunday 20th October 2013 the band took part in the Pogson Bray Entertainment Contest at Berties Banqueting Rooms in Elland. This was our first contest outing with recently appointed Musical Director Rob Westacott for whom it was also the first contest as an MD rather than a player.
Much to the band and Rob’s delight the hard work everyone had put in paid off and we were awarded first place from a field of 14 bands. Rob chose a varied and entertaining programme that the audience enjoyed and the band enjoyed playing. The pieces played were:

Around the World in 4 Minutes (World Premier performance of the Jonny Bates composition)
Imperial Echoes
Capriccio Brillante – Horn Soloist Neil Hardy
Irish Blessing – Quartet Soloists Daniel Booth, Pete Brier, Graham Chadwick, Phil Hudson
“Victory” from Lord of the Dance