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Gold for the Big Band in Nationals

Gold Certificate scan from NCBF Final Big Band 2016

Many congratulations to the RSA Big Band who achieved a Gold Award at the finals of the National Concert Band Festival held at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester during the Easter holidays.  This is an excellent achievement especially considering several of the players were new to the band this term as some regular members couldn’t make the finals.  In their 15-minute programme the band performed three pieces featuring no less than 6 different soloists, all marked with * in the list below.


Well done to all the players:


  • Andrew Martin* – flute
  • Natalie Crook* and Alice Riches – alto saxes
  • Emily Moore – tenor sax
  • Holly Barnett – baritone sax
  • Molly Sykes*, Maddie Oakland, Josh Watson, Leo Harland – trumpets
  • Joe Horspool* & Tom Jenkins – trombones
  • Taylor Burton* – piano
  • Jake Cartwright* – guitar
  • Jake Bentley – bass guitar
  • Jonny Nicholson – drum kit
  • Lyle Burton – auxiliary percussion