Geelong West Brass Band places 3rd in A Grade at the Victorian State Championships

On the 18th of August 2012, the Geelong West Brass Band took part in the Victorian State Brass Band Championships, held at the Wendouree Center for Performing Arts, Ballarat.

Up against 3 of the top competitors from the state, the Geelong West Brass Band took out 3rd place behind Kew and Preston, marking their first year of competing at an A Grade level. The band performed the hymn "I Know Thou Art Mine," the test which was "Energy," "Sosban Fach" as their entertainment item and "The President" as their stage march.

MD Jeff Steele was extremely happy with the result, finishing in the middle of the field with many areas to improve upon. The band has a lot of growing to do, and will be looking forward to finessing their skills leading up to the Blue Lake Festival to be held in Mount Gambier mid November, as well as preparing for the National Brass Band Championships to be held in Perth 2013.