Earlier this month the band had a day trip to Portsmouth to spend the day working with and looking around the Royal Marines School of Music. It was a great day and a great opportunity for the young people involved.
Although it was a long day with a very early start and an even later finish all the band members did themselves proud and were a credit to both themselves and the band.
The band competed in their first contest of the season on Sunday 28th June at Himley Hall in the West Midlands.
With great comments and great scores the band walked away taking the Championship Class. This was a great result as the contest band this year also contains a large group of young players who have just moved up from the Junior band.
The TYMBA contest is run alongside the Dudley Borough Armed Forces Day with the band then taking part in the Beat Retreat ceremony alongside The Band of The Royal Air Force Regiment and West Midlands Fire Service Band.
A great day was had by all and a great start to the TYMBA contest season.