Brassed off in Dronfield

Members of Stannington Brass Band celebrating after being crowned as the 2011 winners of the Brass Band Festival in North East Derbyshire.
Members of Stannington Brass Band celebrating after being crowned as the 2011 winners of the Brass Band Festival in North East Derbyshire.
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A BATTLE of the bands is set to take place at Dronfield Sports Centre when the venue hosts its annual Festival of Brass.

Three bands - Dronfield Brass Band, Matlock Band and Shirland Welfare Band – will be vying for this year’s Hallworth Challenge Trophy and top cash prize at the concert on Saturday, September 15.

Tickets are now available with proceeds to North East Derbyshire District Council Chair’s Appeal for the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance.

Tickets priced at £4.50 and £3.50 for senior citizens can be bought in advance by contacting Claire Shacklady on 01246 217 003.