The band is also active on the competition and festival stages. November 2010 saw the band win a Gold Award at the South West Regional heat of the National Concert Band Festival in Monmouth. This lead to an invitation to the National Festival which took place in April 2011 at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow. The band also took to the stage of the Great North Big Band Jazz Festival at the University of Sunderland in March 2012 to perform alongside many of the UK's best youth and university bands. On August 12 2012, the band made its debut appearance at the internationally-renowned Brecon Jazz Festival.
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