Bandroom News

Third section test for Reading

The Reading Spring Gardens Brass Band is proud to announce that it will be entered into the third section of the 2020 Regional Brass Band Championships of Great Britain.

Recent success will see the Reading Spring Gardens Brass Band carry on from where it left off in 1982 when it last entered the Regional Brass Band Championships of Great Britain. The set test piece in 1982 for the third section was ‘Second Rhapsody on Negro Spirituals’. The band’s conductor that day was Ted Watkins.

The 2020 third section contest for the London and Southern Counties region will be held in the Gordon Craig Theatre in Stevenage on Saturday 21st March where the band will perform the set work ‘Endurance’ composed by Andrew Baker.

‘Endurance’ is a series of five narrative variations inspired by the Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1914 undertaken by explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton.