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Morley looks to attract march and hymn tune entries

The popular Morley March & Hymn Tune Contest is set to take place in June 2018 — and is looking for entrants.

  If you want to take part then get in touch as soon as you can

The 12th Morley March & Hymn Tune Contest will be held in Morley, West Yorkshire on Sunday 17th June, with entries now sought from bands wishing to compete in the event.

The format of the contest comprises a road march, followed by each band playing three verses of a hymn tune and concluding their programme with a contest march in a special band area.

Championship to Youth

The contest is open to all bands from Championship Section to Youth, and all music chosen is own-choice.

The contest has established itself as one of the most popular of its kind with the proceeds from the contest going to the Morley & District Lions. It continues to have the full support of the Mayor of Morley and the Morley Community Development Committee

The contest is open to all bands from Championship Section to Youth, and all music chosen is own-choice4BR


Bands wishing to compete should contact: or call 0113 253 0719.

Gala Theatre

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Cheshire Constabulary Band

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Arrow Valley Brass

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Garforth Brass

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Duncan A. Beckley

Conductor, adjudicator, band trainer and teacher