2012 was a busy year which included two successful Ladies Nights, two fundraising concerts at Long Eaton Silver Prize Band Club, and several singouts and contests. At Derbys Arts Festival, we won the Barbershop Class with our highest ever score, once again rated in the Outstanding category, and received a Distinction mark in the Concert Class. Leading up to Convention, GEM won the Barbershop category at Biddulph Music Festival for the second year running in October. (See Regional Competition for more details). Our highlight of the year was coming 3rd in the national competition at Harrogate. (See Competition for more details).