The United Co-op Yorkshire Brass Band has once again been appointed to perform at a major international sporting fixture which will be televised on Sky TV. The band will perform the National Anthems, Land of Hope and Glory and Rule Britannia on the pitch of the JJB Stadium in Wigan prior to the kick-off of the England v. Australia Tri-Nations Rugby League Match on Saturday 5 November. Said Band Manager Tabby Clegg: “Following the success of Yorkshire Co-op’s two performances televised on Sky TV at the 2004 Tri-Nations Rugby League tournament, the band has been engaged to perform at the England v. Australia match on 5 November. The band was also approached to play at the Final of the tournament at Elland Road but is unable to due to a charity concert for its sponsors, United Co-op, in Cottingham. Over the past year the band has enjoyed playing to audiences of tens of thousands of people at sporting fixtures such as the Tri-Nations Rugby and the DFS British Jumping Derby and these performances have tied in well with the band’s support of London 2012.” However, with November being such a busy month for Yorkshire Co-op, it has had to postpone its concert in Holmfirth Civic Hall on 12 November to a later date to be confirmed in order to accommodate the performance at the Tri-Nations Rugby League. “The band felt that the exposure for brass bands in general gained from undertaking such an engagement as the Tri-Nations was invaluable and whilst we are sorry to have to postpone the concert it will be re-scheduled for a date in the future,” confirmed Tabby.