Haslingden & Helmshore Band and three other bands who have qualified for the lower section finals are preparing for the big day in Harrogate with a dress rehearsal on Wednesday evening. North West 2nd section finalists Haslingden, along with Blackburn & Darwen from the 1st section, 3rd section Oldham (Lees) and Lofthouse 2000 from the 4th section will be playing their test pieces under contest conditions at Haslingden High School theatre from 7:30PM. And to help create the pressured atmosphere of the contest stage, we have invited widely respected adjudicator Alan Morrison to come along to give his thoughts on the performances. The event is open to anyone who would like to come along and listen. Admission is free, although donations would be gratefully accepted to help towards the cost of the event. The details are as follows… Date: Wed 17th September Time: 7:30 – 10:00PM Location: Haslingden High School Theatre Broadway Haslingden Rossendale Lancashire BB4 4EY Directions to the school can be found on their website: http://www.haslingden-high.lancsngfl.ac.uk/index.php?category_id=1 Note that the entrance to the school is actually on Greens Lane, and the theatre is on the right as you enter the school grounds. If you would like any further details then please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Craig McFarland on 07979 368598. We hope to see you there.