Leyland enjoyed a creditable 6th position against the best of British at the National Championship Final of Great Britain.
Having qualified to represent the North West back in February, the band was keen to show that it could make a mark on the biggest contest stage of them all on the chosen set work ‘Titan’s Progress’.
A late draw meant that Leyland needed to pull off a huge performance to be in with a chance of the prizes. Out of the 20 bands that qualified, everyone at Leyland was pleased with the announcement that the band had been awarded 6th position against elite opposition.
Leyland was also the highest placed North West band, and rose back into the top 20 ranked bands in the world according to 4barsrest’s October update.
Notable performances came from Leyland’s Principal Euphonium player Steve Walsh who delivered an outstanding solo, and also Ryan Broad who delivered a spectacular debut on the Flugelhorn seat.