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Bands ready for Buxton tests

It's not just in Montreux that you can enjoy some great brass band music making this week.

  The Buxton Pavilion is a wonderful venue for the contest

Although the European Brass Band Championships are taking place in Montreux this weekend, there is still plenty of domestic contesting in the UK to enjoy — with lots of people heading to the Pavilion Gardens in Buxton for a full day of music making at the famous Octagon Theatre.

Kick off

It kicks off at 10.30am with a great line-up of bands in each section. Tickets for sale at the door: Adults £7; Under 16's £4; Under 5's free

Championship & First Section:

Bedworth Brass (Wayne Ruston)
Flixton (Matthew Ryan)
Haslingden & Helmshore (Simon Cowan)
Milton Keynes Brass (Jonathan Mott)
Ratby Co-operative (David Purkiss)
Shirebrook Miners Welfare (Jim Henson)

Second Section:

Besses o' th' Barn (Trevor Halliwell)
Besses Boys (James Holt)
Cockerton (Andy Hunter)
Farnworth & Walkden (Luke Pallister)
North Skelton (Lewis Wilkinson)
Royal Buckley Town (Keith Jones)

Third Section:

Dinnington Colliery (Lee Dunkley)
Hawk Green Marple (Neil Hewson)
Stalybridge Old (James Atkins)
Whitworth Vale & Healey (Chris Binns)

Fourth Section:

Rode Hall Silver (Nigel Butler)
Seindorf Beaumaris (Scott Lloyd)
St. John's Mossley (Paul Towle)

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