The 2018 Bolsover Festival of Brass saw Rockingham return to the podium positions once more! From 3rd place draw, the band commanded the stage with a performance of character and professionalism that found great favour with adjudicator Anne Crookston.
The band opened with a big hitting swing number 'Sing, Sing, Sing!' featuring kit percussionist Steve Riley. Followed by the outstanding virtuosity of our very own 'Harmonious Blacksmith' Kieth Taylor (principal euphonium). A special dedication to the fallen was paid to soldiers related to the current band with the beautiful 'In Flanders Fields' which was all topped off by 2018 Brass Fest composition, 'Into the Future'.
Anne said that the band showed character throughout and praised several members of the band for their work.
This contest marks the beginning of a 3 tier contest plan for 2018/19 and we hope to see further success as we complete our hat-trick attempt.