Contest set to return after ten years away

After a break the Northumberland Brass Band Association are currently planning the return of the popular Wansbeck entertainments Brass Band Contest next weekend.

The contest ran for many years replacing the Northumberland Brass Band League contest.

The contest suffered like many events during local government re-organisation and budget restraints, and was last staged ten years ago in 2004

The contest will be staged at Newbiggin Sports and Community Centre, and will take place on Sunday, October 19, starting at 11am. Bands will be invited to play 20 minute entertainments programme of their choice.

A total of 17 bands from all over the north of England will take the stage.

Tickets are available on the door priced at £5.