Brass band fans are in for a treat

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Brighouse & Rastrick Band will open the Leeds Best of Brass programme for 2015/16.

The 2014 holder of the Yorkshire Regional Champion’s title will give the first of the concerts on November 14 at Morley Town Hall. The band was formed over 125 years ago through public donations given by the townsfolk of the adjacent villages of Brighouse and Rastrick.

Leeds Best of Brass is acclaimed as the finest series of brass band concerts in the world.

Highlights of the series includes the 2013 British Open Champion, Tredegar Town Band, on December 12; 2015 winner of the Grand Shield, Rothwell Temperance Band, on January 23 and the most successful contesting band in the world, Black Dyke on February 13.

The series also features the Grimethorpe Colliery Band, Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band and Reg Vardy Band.