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GUS to return to Whit Friday

The GUS Band will make a return to the Whit Friday circuit this year.

GUS Band
  It is thought that it will be the first time the band has appeared under the GUS name

The historic GUS Band name will appear at the Whit Friday March competitions next month as the Midlands Area Champion makes a long overdue reappearance at the event under the baton of Dr David Thornton.

The band did compete under the name of Rigid Containers in 1989, 1990 and 1992 but it is believed that this will be the first time the band will appear under the famous GUS identity.

Celebration

A spokesperson said "The celebration of our 90th year has created a renewed interest in exploring our rich history, and we were really keen for 2023 to be a year where we embarked upon new experiences as well as renew old links.

We have already undertaken a joint concerts with our neighbours at Corby Silver and Thrapston Town, as well as other exciting events for the rest of the year. Our return to Whit Friday will be a special part of that plan, and we are really looking forward to it!".

The celebration of our 90th year has created a renewed interest in exploring our rich history, and we were really keen for 2023 to be a year where we embarked upon new experiences as well as renew old linksGUS Band

Signature march

The band which is now based in the centre of Northampton, submitted entries to the Foden's Whit Friday Online competitions in 2020 and 2021, achieving third place in both years with renditions of their signature march 'Emmaneff' (a word play on their original name of Munn & Felton), and 'Ravenswood'.

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