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Bands get ready for the off at Cheltenham

Runners and riders from all corners of the UK will be heading to the starting stalls at Cheltenham this weekend...

Strata Brass
  Strata Brass are one of over 70 bands making their way to Cheltenham this weekend

Members of Strata Brass from Hoyland, near Barnsley (above), will be one over 70 bands from around the country that will be heading to Cheltenham this weekend to perform at the National Finals.

The Yorkshire champion was formed in 1889 and will be up against 16 rivals in their bid to be crowned First Section Champion Band of Great Britain.

Image copyright: Lorne Campbell

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