Dark Peak Concert Band - the Gold Standard
Congratulations to the Dark Peak Concert Band on achieving a Gold Award in the National Concert Band Festival for the second year running.
The Band performed Sparke's "A Tameside Overture", followed by a beautiful account of Fergal Carroll's "Song of Lir" which depicts an old celtic legend. The final piece was a rousing spirited performance of Adam Gorb's "Eine Kleine YIddishe Ragmusk"...... A brilliant synthesis of Klezmer, Rag and classical idioms.
The NCBF is a criteira based contest (which means we do not compete against other groups but are assessed purely on our own merit for the repertoire we choose, rather like doing a Grade exam). It is an excellent learning experience with expert advice from leading figures in the world of wind bands.
Friends of Dark Peak Music
The Winter Concert on 9th December saw the launch of the Friends of Dark Peak Music. For more information on how to become a Friend please visit Friends the page
A Big Thankyou
The appeal for help with purchasing new music stands to replace our old and broken stock was a great success. We have raised £524 which means we now have enough to buy good sturdy stands for use at rehearsals and concerts. A huge thank you to everyone who contributed.
Matthew Plays on High Peak Radio
When High Peak Radio asked if there were any tuba players out there who they could interview, our
Principal Tuba player Matthew Holt responded. Thursday the 3rd May was International Tuba Day (... yes there really is such a thing,
although we suspect it has got confused with potato farming).
You can hear Matthew's interview here.