After the success of our first Entertainment Contest held in October 2002 we have been asked by our local council to consider organising a similar event next year. This contest will form part of a two week Cultural Festival and we now have a final agreed date of Sunday 26 June 2005. The last contest was splt between 1st & 2nd and 3rd & 4th. A 20 minutes programme to be given by each band with no restriction on format. We are particularly keen to hear from bands that will incorporate other musical instrument, singers, dances what-ever to the performance. At the last contest we had bands with singers, banjo players and organ accompaniment. We believe from the feed-back at the last contest that the organisation and format was well received by the bands taking part and we are sure that if you speak to any of the bands who took part they will vouch for this. They were Stannington, Kirbymoorside, Strata, Knottingley Silver, Gawthorpe (both bands) and Dronfield. We are making a formal proposal to the Cultural Festival on the 21/09/2004 and it would be nice to have a list of bands that would be interested in taking part. Please send me a pm in the first instance if you are interested and I will get details sent out in due course.