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Strong line-up on the menu board at Pogson Bray contest

There should be plenty of great entertainment on the menu at Bertie's Banqueting Hall in Elland on Sunday.

  There should be plenty of great music to fill the menu board at the Pogson Bray Contest this weekend.

This year's Pogson Bray Trust Contest will take place at Bertie's Banqueting Hall in Elland on Sunday.

Starting at 10.00am it will see bands from the Second Section and below provide programmes of between 18 and 20 minutes which must include a march. The adjudicator is David Ashworth.

Competing bands:

Clifton & Lightcliffe (John Clay)
Dinnington (Lindon Bolt)
East Riding of Yorkshire (Garry Hallas)
Emley (Garry Hallas)
Friendly (Neil Robinson)
Hebden Bridge Junior (Richard Brier)
Kippax (Ian Knapton)
Lofthouse 2000 (Andrew Whitaker)
Shepherd Group Youth (Craig Brown)
Thurlstone (Graham Bates)
Yorkshire Traction Honley (Stuart Derrick)

Entry for the contest is £5.00 and there will be food and refreshments available.

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Strata Brass -

Wednesday 13 December • Rockingham Centre,Sheffield Road,Hoyland Common,Nr Barnsley S74 1DQ

South London Fellowship Band -

Wednesday 13 December • John Lewis Department Store. Bluewater. Kent DA9 9SA

Black Dyke Band - Queensbury Parish Church

Thursday 14 December • Queensbury Parish Church Halifax Road Queensbury BD13

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Thursday 14 December • St Alfege Church. Greenwich Church Street. London. SE10 9BJ SE10 9BJ

Concert - Grimethorpe Colliery: Emmanual Church

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Lindley Band

December 13 • SOLO CORNET (seat negotiable) required to join friendly team who enjoy a balance of good quality engagements and contests. Our bandroom is situated 1 mile from M62 Jcn 24. Rehearsals Monday and Wednesday evenings.

Rhyl Silver Band

December 12 • We have vacancies in our training band who have engagements in their own right.. We would welcome cornets, horn and basses.. Just check us out.

Rhyl Silver Band

December 12 • A friendly North Wales Band based has various vacancies due to a rebuild under our new MD Mr Alan Milnes.. We require front row cornets, back row cornets, solo horn, 2nd trombone and bass.. Come on give us a call.

Craig Roberts

BA (Hons), MA
Conductor / Adjudicator