THE village of Bare can now boast its very own European Champion...in drumming!
Jimmy Nisbet was a member of the band who took the gold medal at the Drum Corps European Finals in Kerkrade, Holland.
Jimmy, a former instructor at the now-defunct Morecambe and Heysham Drum and Bugle Corps, joined The Company in Barnsley earlier this year.
“For the last five months I have been leaving home on Fridays and practising with the band until Sunday night, putting in about seven hours of practice each day,” said Jimmy.
The hard work paid off as The Company won the European title last month, beating 15 bands from England, France, Germany, Holland and Italy.
See The Visitor (18-10-11) for full story.