Sunday, 15 November, 2015
The Cardiff University Wind Orchestra have returned from their National Concert Band Festival performance in Cheltenham with a Platinum award. This was the highest accolade the festival can offer and we the band achieved the award, under my baton, in the highest category of the competition.
The programme consisted of a new hip-hop fanfare by Andy Wareham, Frank Ticheli's beautiful setting of Amazing Grace, and Simon Dobson's staggering Another World's Hell. The band are thrilled by the award and now look forward to performing again at the finals of the National Concert Band Festival at the Royal Northern College of Music this Easter.