Christmas was a hectic time for the band, lots of caroling at Tesco, Asda and one or two other places, besides our own concert which was a huge success. Then a couple of weeks rest before the onslaught of the Cambrian Suite which is the NW Area test piece for Blackpool in about four weeks time. However we made an appearance at Brass at the Guild last Sunday and came a very respectable fourth place. This was Phil Edwards first contest since taking over the baton and he was pleased with the performance. We are pleased to welcome the return of Chris Sleigh on cornet but still need another bass player. Come on folks where are you all, there must be someone who can help us in Blackpool!!!! Well this is all for now folks, watch this space for info on the Blackpool result.