Following the formalities which were the first two "heats", the Kippax Band Entertainment Contest finally sees some real action tonight with an intriguing tie between 3rd Section bands from different regions. Representing Yorkshire are Huddersfield and Ripponden Brass, while Barrow Concert, who play in the North of England regionals, make the trip up from North Lincolnshire. Just to make sure everything is impartial, the adjudicator is of course from the Midlands area! The draw for order of play takes place at 7.30 p.m., with the first band expected on stage at around 8.15. We're hoping for a good size crowd for this first competitive action, so punters are advised to come early. Also on sale tonight for the first time will be the 20 page programme for the contest series, featuring details of the contest and all the bands taking part. Priced at £1, this can also be obtained by post - please contact me for details.