Brass Tacks shine at the National Festival in Birmingham


On Friday 8th July Brass Tacks, plus a few parent supporters and three staff, boarded the famous pheasant killing coach at 7.30 a.m. to travel to Birmingham to take part in the finals of the Music for Youth festival at Symphony Hall, Birmingham.


This time, the journey was uneventful and no wildlife were harmed during the day.


The band first performed in Centenary Square to a very appreciative audience. Susan Avison compered the performance introducing the pieces and involving the audience.


This was followed by the main event of the day, a performance in Symphony Hall. The band played 3 contrasting pieces to rapturous applause, finishing with this year’s showpiece, Malaguena.


The comments from the judges were very positive, but unfortunately the band was not lucky enough to be nominated for an award. This did not dampen the spirits at all, and the journey home passed without incident.