Brass band festival at Newstead

A BRASS band festival which leads into the regional qualifying round of the national championships will take place at the Newstead Centre on 6th March.

Hosts Newstead Brass will be joined by bands from Hathern, Long Eaton, Shirebrook and Whitwell, with the first performance beginning at 7pm.

Admission costs £1 at the door and there will be a bar and refreshments available.

A Newstead band spokesman said: “This event is a great chance for both brass followers and those with a more general musical interest to come along and experience some classic pieces from the brass band repertoire.”