Brass band festival is a big success

MORE than 250 players, supporters and brass band enthusiasts joined together for a recent concert at the Newstead Centre.

The Midland Area Test Piece Festival saw five of the North Midland area’s prize winning brass bands performing the five pieces of music set for the regional qualifying rounds of the National Brass Band Championships.

A Newstead band spokesperson said: “Our thanks go to the trustees and staff of the Newstead Centre for helping to make this possible, the bands and conductors for their preparation and participation and all those who came along to listen.”

, including many who may never have heard brass band contest music before. Good luck to all the participating bands at the ‘area’.”