On Saturday our Battalion Band travelled to Enfield for the London District Band Competitions.
The lads had all been working hard in the build up to the competition with weeks of practice and their dedication was then really put to the test by the sad passing of our Bandmaster, Dave Cherry.
When we arrived we were informed that we could only enter one of the two competitions on the evening. We consulted the senior boys who decided to enter the Devonshire Cup as they thought that was what Dave Cherry would have wanted despite being guaranteed a first place in the Novice competition due to being the only entrant.
The boys gave a good account of themselves; with a third place finish in the main competition, and Jake achieved a creditable second place in the Drum Major competition.
All in all it was a good night. The lads seemed to enjoy the experience and the audience really appreciated their performance in the light of the difficult circumstances with a huge round of applause.