Barnsley band set for championships

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THE world-famous Grimethorpe Colliery Band is among those taking place in the Yorkshire Brass Band Championships at the weekend.

The annual event takes place in Bradford, West Yorkshire, on Saturday and Sunday.

A total of 58 brass bands from across Yorkshire will converge on St George’s Hall to compete in five sections for the honour of being crowned the Yorkshire Champion Brass Band.

Three bands from the Championship Section will represent Yorkshire in the finals of the National Championships to be held in the Royal Albert Hall, London in October.

The contest starts at 10.30am on Saturday and 9am on Sunday.

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