Open Rehearsal: Napoleon on the Alps

Posted by on 7 March 2018 | Comments

As preparation for the Midland Area Brass Band Championships this year, we opened our doors to the public to hear our progress on the 3rd section test piece, Napoleon on the Alps.

The short, informal concert in our band room took place on Monday 5th March and was well attended by a small audience of eager supporters.  One special guest was Sophie, who is currently taking part in a scheme, learning to become a brass band adjudicator.  Sophie is familiar with the test piece so we welcomed her constructive comments about our performance.  This was a valuable experience for all of us!

After the short concert the band enjoyed a cup of tea and a home baked cake (Thanks Marie!) with the audience, before continuing on to rehearse for the looming contest.  Our doors will stayed open and our guests were welcome to stay and see how we rehearse behind the scenes.

The evening was such a success that we are thinking about having an Open Rehearsal before every contest, so watch this space for details!