‘Stunning’ was the opening comment from the guest adjudicator, Andy Grappy, at the Northampton Music For Youth Regional Festival on Saturday. Andy confessed that he found it difficult to write down his feedback comments as he was completely captivated by the performance of the Warwickshire County Wind Band.
Sixty seven talented young musicians from across Warwickshire kept the audience spellbound with a riveting rendition of ‘Ulterior Overture’ by American composer William Himes, who e-mailed and tweeted the band to wish them good luck with their performance. In complete contrast, the band ended their programme with an sparkling and effortless performance of ‘Sway’ which was performed with complete precision despite the absence of a Musical Director.
The adjudicator complimented the band for their elegant phrasing and for executing their programme with great style and panache. Well deserved congratulations go to everyone who took part.