Afte a 20 year break from contesting the Hadstock Silver Band secured 3 first prizes in the B Section of the East Anglian Brass Band Contest in Norwich.
Lisa Jardine-Wright, the band’s MD was thrilled with the result, and told 4BR: "I am so pleased that the band achieved the recognition that they deserved for all their hard work over the past few months. When I took the band on I hoped that this would be possible but I never dreamed that it would happen so quickly."
I am so pleased that the band achieved the recognition that they deserved for all their hard work over the past few monthsMD, Lisa Jardine-Wright
130 years old
The band was founded over 130 years ago and for approximately the last 20 years has been unable to enter competitions due to decreasing numbers of players.
However, by the end of 2008 through the appointment of a new musical director and connections with other local bands, Hadstock Silver Band had grown sufficiently to consider contesting once again.
The band’s chairman, Andrew Jardine told 4BR: "Two or three years ago we thought that the band might have to fold and we worked hard to stop this from happening.
"To have entered and won this competition has given the band a very positive outlook and is a credit to everyone involved. We hope now that the only way is up and that we continue to attract new and young players to keep us on top form for the future."