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Free ticket upgrade for Albert Hall!

4BR and Yamaha are giving away 4 free Second Tier box tickets to the first person to visit the Yamaha Trade Stand at the Royal Albert Hall clutching a National Finals programme!

Albert Hall
  You can claim four free box tickets if you are quick off the mark on Saturday morning!

4BR and Yamaha has got together to give four lucky brass band lovers at the National Finals at the Royal Albert Hall the chance to enjoy the action from a Second Tier Box.

Four tickets

Yamaha has provided four tickets for the event in one of the prime positions in the iconic hall — and all you have to do is be the first person to go along to the Yamaha Trade Stand at the hall with a copy of the National Finals programme to claim the prize.

Something extra

Natasha Homer of Yamaha Sales & Marketing Band and Orchestral Classic Division told 4BR: "It's a great way to be able to give a little something extra towards the enjoyment of the day for people who love their brass banding.

The music is fantastic, the bands will be brilliant and the atmosphere in the hall is amazing."

All that the first person has to do is come to the Yamaha Trade Stand in the Heineken Room with a programme and claim their prize!Natasha Homer

First person

Natasha added: "We are delighted to work with 4Barsrest on this, and we hope people follow the action alongside their commentary.

All that the first person has to do is come to the Yamaha Trade Stand at the Heineken Room with a programme and claim their prize!"


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BA (Hons) (Dunelm) I, FSCO
Composer and Arranger