Fulham Brass Band competed in their final 3rd section competition on Sunday 28th November at the Leicestershire Brass Band Association Open Competition , held at Burleigh College and Garendon High School, Loughborough, Leicestershire. The band competed against Rushden Windmill, Rolls Royce (Derby), Hucknall & Linby M.C., Daventry Brass, Weston Brass and Long Eaton Silver Prize. The band achieved a creditable 3rd position, despite disruption as a result of the beginning of the atrocious weather. The competition also marked the (likely)swansong of the piece, “The Willow Pattern” for the band; this piece was the one that the band performed in the National finals in Harrogate. Again, the highlight of the day was the sartorial elegance of the musical director, Simon Jones.