Marching to success

PUBLISHED: 06:30 15 June 2006 | UPDATED: 09:38 31 May 2010

Saffron's Boys & Girls Brigade Marching Bands

Saffron's Boys & Girls Brigade Marching Bands

SAFFRON Walden Boys and Girls Brigade Marching Bands have been celebrating having been placed fifth out of seven in the Novice Class at the Brigade s National Band Championships in Stoke on Trent on June 3. The band, who last year were winners of the Begi

SAFFRON Walden Boys and Girls Brigade Marching Bands have been celebrating having been placed fifth out of seven in the Novice Class at the Brigade's National Band Championships in Stoke on Trent on June 3.

The band, who last year were winners of the Beginners Class, were competing in the more advanced Novice Class category against bands from all over the UK. The band is comprised of bugles, snare drums, bass drum, cymbals and bell-lyra (a xylophone for marching bands).

Bandmaster Andrew Turner said: "This is a really big achievement for the band. Last year we won a number of trophies in the Beginners Class but moving up a class this year was always going to be a big challenge. I'm very proud of the band and what we've achieved."

The step up in class meant the band has to present a longer routine than in previous years, as well as putting together a more advanced 'arena display'.

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