Exciting news! On Tuesday 3rd Feb. 2015, our Concertina Band - J25 entered the Taunton Music and Drama festival.
J25 came away with distinction. They submitted two pieces “The Ringwood Tree” and “Simkeys Toyre Time”.
The adjudicator had not encountered a concertina band before and said how he had always thought of the concertina as a folk instrument.
He complimented the band on the different atmospheres created in “The Ringwood Tree”, being moved particularly by the section depicting Remembrance Day. He also enjoyed the vitality of “Simkeys” and approved of the contrast offered.
Colin Sleath entered the solo class with an impressive performance of a Handle sonata accompanied at the piano by Angela Hammond. Colin was then joined by John Adey to perform duets – also very impressive.