On Saturday, PULSE got to experience the annual National Championship, which was held at Alexandra Stadium. The bands that were there delivered a fantastic show! The hot weather did not stop the high energy that the performers, facilitators and audience had. PULSE were working hands-on on the field, helping out with instruments and the sponsors Black Like Me (hair products).
PULSE is so grateful to have been a part of this event, especially so early in the year. The Nationals gave PULSE even more inspiration and motivation for the year and PULSE can’t wait to start working with these wonderful musicians. Seeing the dedication, discipline and true musical spirit really warms a musicians heart and the diversity and inclusion in the bands really captures the true meaning of Field Band Foundation. There were 7 year olds playing right next to 17 year olds, it was an even amount of boys and girls and members with different disabilities were participating and performing just like everyone else in the band. One thing that really stood out was the advanced choreography and marching formation performed, in addition to the fact that everything was performed from memory. This is something you rarely see in Norwegian bands, and it is something PULSE would love to bring back to Norway.
Congratulations to all the winners!
Written by: Madeleine
Photos by: Lise & Madeleine