Win! Top brass tickets to see Leyland Band

THE prestigious Leyland Band is coming to showcase its talents at The Crossing on 22nd September - and we have a pair of tickets to give away.

Under resident conductor Leigh Baker the professional and entertaining band promise local audiences a magnificent night of music with themed concert Heroes and Celebrations.

Formed in 1946 as the Leyland Motors Band, the group’s claim to top flight brass fame both in competition and concert performance shows in their current status as UK Brass in Concert Champions and North West Area Champions.

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Runners up to the legendary Black Dyke in the English Open Championships, they will represent the UK in the 2013 European Championships in Norway. Invariably one of the top ten brass bands in the world, Leyland hold eighth position at the moment.

Based in the town of Leyland in the heart of Lancashire, the Band has earned an enviable reputation on both the contest and concert platform.

In the last 25 years it has gained prizes at all the major competitions and in 2006 made its competitive debut at the European Brass Band Championships representing England.

Leyland has played at leading UK venues including the Royal Albert Hall, Belfast’s Waterfront Hall, Symphony Hall Birmingham and the Bridgewater Hall Manchester.

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The Band has toured extensively abroad, visiting Japan twice, the USA four times, South Korea and all the major European countries numerous times.

In April 2008, the Band broke new ground with its first visit to Norway where it was invited to perform at the prestigious Grenland International Festival. Leyland has developed a broad repertoire of music to suit all tastes.

Classical transcriptions, music from the shows, great marches, movie themes, popular song and stunning solos all form the standard fare of the Band. The range of styles is complimented by the flexible ensembles the Band adopts, from full band, eighteen and ten piece groups to quartets and soloists.

Tickets for the 7.30pm concert at The Crossing on Saturday 22nd September are priced £10 and can be bought at the welcome desk, emailing [email protected] or by calling 01909 475421.

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To be in with the chance of winning a pair of tickets, simply answer the following question.

Q) In which year was the Leyland Motors Band formed?

Mark your entry ‘Leyland Band’ and send it with your name, address and daytime contact number by email to: [email protected] or by post to The Worksop Guardian, 21-27 Ryton Street, Worksop, Notts S80 2AY.

The closing date for entries is Wednesday 19th September.

Normal Guardian competition rules apply.

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