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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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Alan Duguid

BA (Hons), PGDipMus, PGCE
Conductor, Composer, Adjudicator (ABBA)