Pennine Brass Festival -listen to all the set tests prior to the Areas! The Pennine Brass Festival is set to take place next month with bands such as diverse as Friendly right up to the show stopping Black Dyke. The Pennine Brass Festival is taking place on Saturday 24th February 2007 at 6pm in Halifax Parish Church. It features performances by Friendly Band, Elland Band, Slaithwaite Band and Hebden Bridge Band, with Black Dyke Band providing the finale. Each band will perform their a hymn followed by set test piece; adjudication of performances is to be provided by the experienced David Horsfield of Kirklees Music. As each of the five sections is represented, it is an opportunity to hear performances of each test piece before the regional contests in early March. The Festival was held for the first time last year and was a great success. The concept for the event came about during discussions between Philip Wilby and the committee of Hebden Bridge Band, who are responsible for organising the festival. Admission is £2 on the door.