Young­sters prove their me­tal to be­come top brass

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

YOUNG mu­si­cians were named top brass af­ter a string of cham­pi­onship­win­ning per­for­mances.

The young­sters from Mac­cles­field Youth Brass (MYBB) Band won the inau­gu­ral Tame­side Youth Cham­pi­onship at the Whit Fri­day marches which takes place in 20 vil­lages across Tame­side and Sad­dle­worth.

More than 70 brass bands from the UK and abroad take part and bands drop in at as many vil­lages as they can to and per­form in front of an ad­ju­di­ca­tor.

Mac­cles­field Youth won first prize in the youth sec­tion at seven of their eight venues.

They fielded a band of 37 young mu­si­cians who also won three de­port­ment prizes for their slow march­ing rou­tine to the theme tune from the TV show Game of Thrones, and fea­tur­ing mem­bers of the MYBB drum corps.

Mu­si­cal di­rec­tor Louise Ren­shaw said: “Af­ter a fi­nal re­hearsal on a grassy bank in Tyther­ing­ton we set off for the hills.

“It was a chilly night but the band main­tained spir­ited and ma­ture per­for­mances and we re­ceived a warm re­sponse from the crowds.”

The band will per­form at the next Trea­cle Mar­ket pic­nic on Sun­day, June 28 at St Michael’s Church­yard.

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