Last Easter I joined the concert band I perform with: North West Wind Ensemble in Adelaide SA for the 2011 Australian National Band Championships.
We were one of four bands in Open A-Grade which is the highest level of performance for a concert band in Australia.
I am happy to let you all know that we won under the superb direction of our Musical Director James Brice.
Here is the test piece which all bands in Open A-Grade had to perform.
It is called Year of the Dragon by Phillip Sparke:
We achieved 198 out of a possible 200 points!
If you listen carefully you will hear the glockenspiel (high pitched metallic sound).
I play all the glockenspiel parts except for 4 notes at the start of the 2nd movement (which were written on a different part).
Hope you enjoy it!