SHIREBROOK: Brass band compete in festival

Shirebrook Miners Welfare UNISON band took part in the Mineworkers Open Brass Band Festival held at Butlins Skyline Resort, Skegness, over the weekend of January 18-21.
The band, led by musical director Mark Wilcockson, competed for the first time since achieving promotion in the first section and were placed a very creditable 13th out of 26 bands. The test piece used for the first section was ‘Ad Undas - To The Waves’ composed by Gareth Churcher, in memory of all who lost their lives in the infamous Titanic disaster of 1912.

Over the weekend some 94 bands took part in the festival which covered Championship, First, Second, Third and Fourth Sections plus Youth Section and Junior Ensembles.