Saturday, 24 August, 2019

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Oliver Richardson

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Emma Arnett
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BYBA Finals


BYBA Finals

BYBA Finals

In the run up to the National Championships, this year the discussion was how hot it was going to be, hopefully this would boost the attendance, especially after last years near wash out. Having camped only a few miles from the venue 2 weeks ago, we made the return trip to Hednesford Town; a non-league outfit but never the less a venue with 4 stands. More about the venue later.


After the last Contest we were in no man's land, no one really to catch, and just enough in front to have any real chance of a scare. However we were under no illusion we could have a poor performance and come bottom of the pile. We've not had a bad performance all year, so it was all about doing what we had done for each show and have a good balance of playing and rest.


Uniforms on and it felt good, if a bit 'close' with the air situation - the warmest October day ever on record! As usual the show was over in a flash, but felt really good and had tonnes of energy. A real performance pulled out by everyone. Great support as usual on the fun bus (true to form broke down on the way), and a very self-rewarding day to the end of the season.


Waking up Monday morning (day after Finals) I started to think when the next Show was, having done one every other weekend for the past 6 weeks, I then realised it was 9 months!! Plans for 2012 were kicked off by the staff in July, so are well underway, with the usual movement of members around the sections, most have already started lessons on their new chosen instrument since the summer.


We've not decided on a theme yet but in the finals stages. A full blown show announcement will be at the Party Night - Friday 4th November.


Thank you to all members, Instructors, Supporters, and anyone who has helped in any shape or form in 2011.

By Oliver

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