I have wanted for some time to write for Silver Band and finally have achieved it with my 'Cheltenham Rag'. There may be a bit of a theme here - Cheltenham Symphony, Cotswold Songs.... I think the new work captures perfectly the atmosphere of Cheltenham on a sunny day, just like the first time I ever visited here. And the Promenade was an area for promenaders in Victoriam times. I can see them swinging along to my Cheltenham Rag. God bless Scott Joplin!