Entry is now open to the popular Dr. Martin Trust brass band contest which will be held at the Princess Alexander Auditorium, at Yarm School, Stockton-on-Tees on Sunday 10 September.
The event, with its rewarding prize fund of over £8,000, is open to Championship Section bands which must perform programmes containing a march, a featured soloist and a major test-piece selection.
The increasingly popular event, which takes place the day after the British Open, has podium prizes of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 while each band receives £400 towards travelling expenses. Last year, the Co-operative Funeralcare band from Glasgow made a successful detour to the contest, picking up the Wainstones Cup and £4,000 first prize on its way home from Symphony Hall, Birmingham.
Further details of the event, which has an entry fee of £250.00, are available from trustee Steve Goodwin at firstname.lastname@example.org