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New Cornish Festival to kick start season in Newquay

A new Festival of Cornish Brass will herald the new contest season in the West of England.

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  The new 2017 contest season in Cornwall will kick off with a Festival in Newquay

The Cornwall Brass Band Association will be kick starting its 2017 season by holding a 'Festival of Cornish Brass' on Saturday 4th February at St Michael's Church in Newquay.

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A spokesperson for the Association told 4BR: "This is the first time we have organised such an event. Support from our member bands for our annual contest has been declining in previous years, and we have had to cancel it.

We hope that the Festival of Cornish Brass will establish a regular date for the Cornwall Brass Band Association in the banding calendar, and we can build on this year on year to eventually reinstate the contest."

We hope that the Festival of Cornish Brass will establish a regular date for the Cornwall Brass Band Association in the banding calendarSpokesperson

14 bands

4BR has been informed that 14 Cornish bands will perform on the day from the Youth Section to Championship Section. Each band will perform a programme of own choice music for half an hour.

The spokesperson added: "It promises to be a day full music showcasing Cornwall's brass bands at their very best."

Time and place

The Festival of Cornish Brass will start at 10.00am. Entry tickets are £5 per person, with under 10's free.

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