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Bolsover Festival of Brass invites 2017 entries

Such was the success of this year's Bolsover Festival of Brass that you will need to get your entries in as soon as possible for 2017.

Yorkshire Imperial
  Yorkshire Imperial claimed the top section worldwide bragging rights in 2016.

The organisers of the Bolsover Festival of Brass have informed 4BR that they are inviting bands to apply to take part in the 2017 event with immediate effect.

Live broadcast

Such was the success of the 2016 contest which was broadcast live on the internet to the banding world that they are starting the registration process in plenty of time.

The event will once again take place at the Heritage High School in Clowne on Sunday 1st October.

Huge success

A spokesperson told 4BR: "The contest has become a huge success and we wish to build on that in 2017.

We want to give bands the best possible platform to showcase their talents to the banding world — and with over 15,000 people accessing the live broadcast last year, we know it will be an event that bands will wish to be part of.

We would encourage bands to get their entry in as early as possible so that they are not left disappointed. The feedback we have had has been hugely positive about the day and the live and recorded broadcasts of each band, so don't miss out on being a part of it next October."

We want to give bands the best possible platform to showcase their talents to the banding world — and with over 15,000 people accessing the live broadcast last yearcontest spokesperson

20 countries and 217 cities

Brass band lovers in over 20 countries and at least 217 British towns and cities accessed this year's Bolsover Festival of Brass contest through the First Art organisation website in October, and it is hoped that the number will be further boosted in 2017.

It is understood that plans are to be discussed to give even greater coverage for all competing bands.

Register

Go to: http:/­/­www.bolsover.gov.uk/­leisure-and-culture/­arts
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