St Keverne Band to hold pig roast today

St Keverne Youth Band performing at the Music for Youth heat in Truro

St Keverne Youth Band performing at the Music for Youth heat in Truro

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It has already been a busy year for St Keverne Band members, but their next engagement will be somewhat closer to home.

All three band sections can be seen and heard performing at their annual Pig Roast at the band room today, Bank Holiday Monday.

From 3pm there will be stalls, refreshments, games and tombolas as well as spit roasted pork, making it a fun afternoon for all the family.

The band, under the leadership of musical director Gareth Churcher, has had a successful start to 2014, beginning with a trip north to Skegness in January to the Butlins National Mineworkers Championships – where a respectable third place in its section made the long journey worthwhile.

St Keverne has also qualified for this year’s National Brass Band Championships, held in Cheltenham in September, after a well-deserved second place at the regional finals in Torquay.

The result also ensured the band will be promoted back to the First Section next year.

The band is well known for its encouragement of young players, who make up the junior and youth bands.

The 60 or more young players, ranging in age from five to 17, are also flying high this year after both bands achieved first place in their respective classes at the Cornwall Music Festival in March.

The Youth Band also won the open class and was awarded a special trophy for the best ensemble, after attaining the highest mark of the week.

The Youth Band has been selected to perform at the National Festival of Music for Youth at Birmingham Symphony Hall in July, following success in their regional heat. Last November many of the youngsters were part of a large contingent from Cornwall who played at the Royal Albert Hall – an experience they hope to repeat later this year.

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