The draw for the 43rd Brass in Concert Championship will be made by one of the UK's leading sports broadcasters.
Broadcaster of the Year
Mark Pougatch is the Chief Sport Presenter for ITV television as well as working as a freelance journalist and presenter for BT Sport amongst others. In 2012 he won the Sports Journalist's Association 'Sports Broadcaster of the Year' award.
Although born in London, he has a strong connection with the north east as he undertook a degree in politics at the University of Durham.
The draw will be made on Thursday 13th June.
Tickets for Youth Brass in Concert on Saturday 16th November are available from Sage Gateshead
Ticket Office on 0191 443 4661 or online at www.sagegateshead.com
Youth Entertainment Championships priced £12 and £6 (concessions)
World of Brass in Concert featuring Brighouse & Rastrick and David Childs £27, £18 and £10
Brass in Concert Championship (Sunday 17th November) £33, £25 and £15.
Booking fees will apply.