The closing date for entries to the first Sellers International Youth Band Solo and Ensemble Contest is this Monday (12th). The event will take place on Sunday 18th March at the Ukrainian Club on Edgerton Road (the A629), Huddersfield, between 1030am and 5pm and the band is very much hoping that young musicians from across Yorkshire and even further afield will come and take part. The contest will fall into a number of age group categories for solo brass instrumentalists(including a beginners class) and will see entrants deliver their performances of their chosen slow melody pieces. There will also be a Percussion and Ensemble class. There will be trophies for winners of each of the sections and each participant will recieve a certificate and helpful comments on their performance. There will also be two special overall awards for the the Most Outstanding Performer of the Day and the Most Promising Performer of the Day. Sellers International Youth Band is delighted that Tuba Virtuoso, Ben Thomson, currently BBC Radio 2 Young Brass Musician, has agreed to be the adjudicator for the day and will also deliver a short concert before the results are announced. During his performance, Ben will give the young musicians invaluable tips on how he prepares for important events. There's still time to get your entries in, but you need to hurry so for more details and/or an entry form please contact the band's secretary, Paul Smith on 01484 301359, email paulcarol.Smith52@btopenworld.com or Musical Director, Mark Bousie on 07971 527039, email firstname.lastname@example.org.