Portsmouth Wind Band, run by Portsmouth Music Hub, has won the Solent Youth Band Trophy at a competition held at Crookhorn College, in Waterlooville. The competition took place on Thursday 28 February in front of a packed audience.
The young Band of 18 musicians received an exceptionally high distinction mark for their performance, and received accolades in all areas of musicianship, from balance of sound, to use of dynamics, and good attention to detail.
Paul Archibald, who adjudicated the competition said: "Portsmouth Wind Band is an excellent band with some very talented young players. They produce a lovely sound throughout with an excellent blend of textures. There was some superb direction from the conductor who is clearly offering some inspirational leadership."
On hearing the news Sue Beckett, CEO of Portsmouth Music Hub said: "Winning this award is down to the hard work and enthusiasm of the musicians, the Band's Director of Music Steve Tanner and Assistant Director of Music Lara Jelliff, and the continuing support of the families. Portsmouth Wind Band really is going from strength to strength."
Portsmouth Wind Band meets once a week (term time only). New members are always welcome. To find out more visit the Ensemble section of the website or call Portsmouth Music Hub on 023 9237 5655.