RWCMD’s brass band-in-residence, the Cory band, has become European Champions for the 4th time in this year’s European Brass Band Competition.
Following “one of the most keenly fought and closest contests in recent history” Cory once again claimed the title over ten other world-class bands from nine different countries. College students Max Ireland, Kazuyuki Kouno, Georgina Evans, Ailsa Russell, Robert Nicholson and Steph Wilkins performed with the band for the competition, as well as several College graduates:
Being part of winning the Europeans was an unreal experience, it’s something that I have followed for the last five years or so and have always wanted to play at. This was my first time competing at the Europeans and to win was something that I hadn’t really thought of! Although we were all absolutely ecstatic, I think we all breathed a sigh of relief as all of our hard work over the last month had really paid off.
The band is now preparing to compete to retain their status of World Champions in Holland later this year. Best of luck to everyone involved and huge congratulations!