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Fairfield Brass Band in finals of national competition

Fairfield Band after their win on Sunday bagging a place in the final of the national competition.
Fairfield Band after their win on Sunday bagging a place in the final of the national competition.

Fairfield Brass Band has hit all the rights notes and has bagged a spot in the national finals.

This is the second time in three years they have earned a place at national level and will be heading to the finals in Cheltenham in September.

Band director Charles Kitchen said: “This is a fantastic achievement and we are all so proud of our performance on Sunday.”

The 29-strong team impressed judges at Bedworth with their rendition of St Andrew’s Variations which earned them second place in the Midlands Area Regional Qualifying, fighting off competition from 23 other bands.

Charles said: “For some of our members this was the first time they played at competition level and everyone did so well.”
Now the band, which has no sponsor and only earns money from playing concerts, is looking to raise £3,000 to allow them to continue with their dreams of competing.

Travel and accommodation costs could put the band back by £3,000 and are playing a series of fundraising activities before September.

Charles said: “It would be such a shame to have got this far and then it would be money not talent that holds us back from the national finals.”
To support the band and help them reach their target to perform at Cheltenham donate at www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/fairfieldband