DCUK Essex 2015 Great Success For Thurrock Marching Brass
Thurrock Marching Brass hosted, for the second year running, an elite marching band contest in the heart of Thurrock at Aveley Football Club on Sunday 6 September 2015.
DCUK Essex attracted performing units from across the United Kingdom and they descended on Thurrock for a full day’s entertainment, which included our very own Junior marching band in competition against the very best Junior class teams in the UK. Top honours in the Open Class on the day went to the incredibly spectacular program by the Company Performance Ensemble, who travelled all the way from Chesterfield. The Junior class was won on the day by Concord AllStars, who also made a huge commitment and travelled all the way from Sheffield.
Our own Thurrock Marching Brass came a very close 2nd to Concord Allstars, and now prepare for the exciting few weeks ahead, which sees them do battle with the best in the UK, representing Thurrock at the Drum Corps United Kingdom (DCUK) British Championships in Widnes on Saturday 19 September, where they attempt to defend their 2014 British Junior Class title against incredibly stiff opposition. They then travel across the Channel to Holland to compete at the Drum Corps Europe (DCE) European Championships on 26 September, representing Thurrock and the UK at Junior class level.
Speaking of the day, chairman, Paul Morgan comments “I have seen first hand just how much effort it takes to host a show like DCUK Essex, and without the tireless dedication of our Contest Director, Steve Hall and his incredible team of volunteers, none of that would take place, and so I would like to extend a very public thank you to Steve and all his team for another fantastic job, well done! And what can I say about our performing members – they were magnificent on the day, and did themselves proud as they flew the Thurrock Flag once again. Congratulations to both class champions today, the Company Performance Ensemble and the Concord AllStars, both travelling huge distances to be with us. Both very worthy winners, and we are looking forward to making the trip North ourselves to Widnes on Saturday 19 September to do battle once again with everyone. The trip to Holland is also something that we are both honoured and excited about too. To represent our great borough and the UK at Junior level at the well established European Championships is something that all involved will cherish and remember for a long time to come. With the band’s average age just toppling 10 years of age, the future for this up and coming group of talented individuals’ looks very bright indeed. I can’t thank all the staff, supporters and parents enough for how well they have worked together for the benefit of our youngsters. Thank you all for what you do.”
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