At the weekend, Haydock Band took part in the second section of the long established Wychavon Festival of brass held in Evesham every year. This was the bands second time entering the contest. The contest attracts bands from all over the UK so competition was very high.
Haydock Band played a selection of brand new brass band arrangements which included You Know my Name from the James Bond film Casino Royale, One Day in your life, which was played by Russ Prescott on Tenor Horn, The Prayer a duet from Lisa Forbes and Helen Geoghegan, Make your own kind of Music, the recent Paloma Faith hit and Korobeiniki a Russian traditional tune more famously known as the music used on Tetris, the 1908s video game.
The new compositions were written by the bands resident composer Adam Taylor. The band went on to take the top spot from the second placed band Milton Keynes Brass.
Musical Director of Haydock Band, Mark Quinn said “After the bands many concerts all over the North West, I am always over whelmed by the amount of people who comment to me how well the band performs and what a wonderful selection of music we play.
“After being crowned the Champions in 2017 the band were keen to defend their title and we took the same approach amazing music, brilliantly played and expertly arranged.
“I am absolutely delighted with this unique result, the first double in the bands history. This is yet another occasion when the talented musicians of Haydock Band have proved to be outstanding in their art form.
“Haydock Band is at the heart of the community and the band take great honor in going around the country and highlighting what amazing talent can come out of Haydock.”
The Haydock band is the oldest community run organisation in the St Helens area, a traditional brass band with a modern creative arts focus.
More details on the band can be found at www.haydockband.com