The elation of winning the Certamen in Alicante has started to subside and now the sights are even higher.
Bands that win the competitions in the various provinces are invited to a grand showdown in Valencia that will take place in November at the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia.
The band members can now look forward to a lot more rehearsals and a great deal more pressure to succeed. At this stage they are competing with the best of the best - last year's winners gained 368 points which is a very high target to meet.
I am really looking forward to a trip to see that building and of course the possibility of even greater triumph for our band.