Wednesday 9th February 2011 by C. Freeman
Penny Marshall played in a brass band that took home the coveted first prize in the Butlin’s Open National Mineworkers Championships. Youth Brass 2000 carried off the youth section title and was presented with a £1,000 prize and cup at the annual event at Skegness.
Penny, who mainly plays cornet, but also flugelhorn and trumpet, has been with the band for a year and has already taken part in numerous competitions. She said: ‘For the competition at Butlins we did four items including Capital Square March, Deep Harmony and Valero and were playing for half an hour. There were three judges who commented on all the sections and judged and the audience also liked us.’
It was the third year running that the band, which practices at Wilbarston village hall every Sunday, has won at the Mineworkers Championships. Now they are off to Blackpool to take part in a competition and hope to take part in an event at the Royal Symphony Hall in Birmingham that could lead to them playing at the Royal Albert Hall in November.