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Pots and prizes up for grabs at Denby

There will be plenty of great attractions on offer at the forthcoming Denby Pottery Village competition in Derbyshire.

Denby Pottery
  The Dency Pottery contest has plenty of great musical and non-musical attractions

Brass band lovers can enjoy another great day of contest music making at Denby Pottery Village in Derbyshire (DE5 8NX) on Saturday 23rd June.

10 bands will provide the entertainment as they seek to be crowned 'Pottery Village Champion Band 2018'.


All will give a 25-minute entertainment programne to hopefully catch the ear of the adjudicator John Roberts, with the proceeds of the day going to support the East Midlands Air Ambulance Appeal.

Entry is free, so bring your decks chairs and come and enjoy the music making.

10.00: Bakewell Silver (Jim Henson)
10.40: Dronfield Genquip (Damian Wileman)
11.20: Burton Joyce Community Band (Geoff Hawley)
12.00: BM & W Band (Sarah Fellows)
12.40: Ilkeston Brass (Geoff Hawley)
13.40: Leicester Co-op (Graham Jacklin)
14.20: Shirland Training Band (Dave Hill)
15.00: Oddfellows (Rob Boulter)
15.40: Eccles Borough (Mareika Gray)
16.20: Wigston Band (Chris Small)

As well as the contest there is the opportunity to visit the site shops, restaurant and farm shop, charity stalls and food outlets.


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Conductor and composer