In a moment of extreme folly I responded to a call for help from Garforth Brass who needed an additional Eb Bass player for the Yorkshire Brass Band Championships. I’ve never before played in a brass band competition; in fact, this is the first time that I have ever held a band registration card. After several weeks of intense rehearsals (although I’ve had to miss many) the test piece is as good as it can be. In fact, tonight’s final rehearsal was fantastic! 4 Bars Rest reckons Garforth is the dark horse of the third section but I just hope that we play well (and that I am not the person who plays a dreadful wrong note). Wish us luck!