Matthew’s composition for brass band, ‘The Smile,’ received multiple performances over the weekend of 16th to 18th April 2010.
Three performances were heard on Saturday 17th April, firstly by the Gloucestershire Youth Brass Band on the Glanfa Stage at The Wales Millennium Centre.
Tredegar Town Band performed ‘The Smile’ during their performanceat The Subscription Rooms in Stroud on the Saturday evening.
At the same time, Newstead Band played the piece during the bands concert at Chilwell Road Methodist Church, Beeston near Nottingham. Newstead are playing the piece again a week later on 24th April in St John’s Church, Kirkby Woodhouse.
Finally, Gloucestershire Youth Brass Band performed ‘The Smile’ again as one of their pieces in The National Youth Brass Band Championships at The Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.