Silver band gets silver at contest

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BILTON Silver (Rugby) band are celebrating after qualifying to represent the Midlands in a brass championship.

Under the direction of professional conductor David Stowell, the band were placed second out of 11 groups in the second section at the Midlands Regional Brass Band Championships held in Bedworth earlier this month. They will now go on to perform at the National Brass Band Championship of Great Britain Finals which will be held at Cheltenham Racecourse in September.

Chairman Greg Little said: “We are delighted. We hope this is the start of a long and beneficial association with David.”