Well, we got to play in the brass band area contest in Torquay. As expected we came last but at least we turned up and gave it a shot. The real positives from all the hard work were watching five of our Academy Brass – all under 12 years – taking their place on stage with us. Also, there were some favourable comments about our efforts to get to the contest and take part. What we need now are more players to join us so we can go to other contests as the youngsters have already got the bug!