£1700 UP FOR GRABS AT THE FIRST HEBDEN BRIDGE HERITAGE WEEKEND GALA CONCERT AND MARCH CONTEST Hebden Bridge Brass Band is delighted to announce the first Hebden Bridge Heritage Weekend which will take place on 28 and 29 June 2008. This weekend promises to be a magnificent weekend of brass in Hebden Bridge with a Heritage Gala Concert and March contest for all to enjoy. Contest Entries are now being invited for a March and Hymn Tune Contest to be held on Sunday 29th June 2008. The event promises a great day for brass enthusiasts from near and far, as it is to be held in the picturesque setting of Bridge Gate and St George’s Square, with its many quaint pubs and restaurants. The pre-drawn contest begins at 12.00 and up to 20 bands will play for the many prizes. The band has decided to break with the norm and instead offer substantial prize money to both the Youth and lower sections, not just the top section. There will also be an award for the best junior soloist on the day, and an award for the best Calderdale band not in the prizes. Prize money in excess of £1700 has already been allocated for the day. Heritage Weekend The contest forms the Finale for the Hebden Bridge Heritage Weekend which also involves a Gala Concert on the Saturday evening at Hebden Bridge Picture House, with guest soloist Philip McCann.This concert will also form the second of the Band’s Patrons Concerts. Mortimers The idea of the weekend is to celebrate the band’s link with the Mortimer family. The band is also pleased to welcome Mr Martin Mortimer as a special guest at the event. There will also be displays by the Hebden Bridge Historical Society. Any queries or entries regarding this contest or for more information about this wonderful weekend of brass, please contact Steve Gardner on 07813 110126 or send me a PM.