Your chance to vote on the BB 125 finisher!

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    British Bandsman readers are being given the chance to vote on the finale to Black Dyke Band’s programme at the magazine's 125th anniversary concert in Symphony Hall, Birmingham, at 3.00pm on Sunday 1st July.

    Speaking on the initiative, British Bandsman editor, Kenneth Crookston, commented: “Our 125th anniversary concert promises to be a very special occasion in many ways, and by way of a ‘thank you’ to our loyal readership, some of whom have been reading the magazine for many years, we are offering them the opportunity to play a part in choosing the final item in Black Dyke’s programme.”
    He continued: “Simply by visiting our website at and following the link on the banner, readers can enter their details and their three favourite programme ‘finishers’ in order of preference. The final choice will be the one with the most votes, with first choices weighted higher than second, and so on. Those who participate and are lucky enough to nominate the winner among their three choices will have the chance to win one of five pairs of top-priced tickets for the concert, which will also feature the remarkable Australian multi-instrumentalist, James Morrison.”

    Commenting on BB’s latest initiative, Black Dyke’s Music Director, Nicholas Childs added: “We at Black Dyke are delighted to be taking part in British Bandsman’s 125th anniversary celebrations and involving the brass band public in selecting the closing part of our programme promises to add real interest to the event. With an unlimited choice on offer, we are really looking forward to finding out exactly what the audience in Symphony Hall want to hear.”

    Readers wishing to send their choices by post can do so to British Bandsman Anniversary, 66-78 Denington Road, Wellingborough, Northants, NN8 2QH. The closing date for submissions is Monday 16th April and the final choice and winners of the concert tickets will be revealed in the following week’s British Bandsman. Full details are available on the British Bandsman website. The competition is open to anyone, although voters may enter only once. The Editor's decision is final in the event of any dispute.

    Tickets for the event, priced £22.00, £19.00 and £15.00, are available from the Symphony Hall Box Office on 0121 345 0600 or online at
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    British Bandsman’s poll to decide what piece will finish Black Dyke Band’s closing item at the 125th Anniversary Concert, which will take place in Symphony Hall, Birmingham, at 3.00pm on 1 July, has stirred up considerable interest, with votes coming in thick and fast from literally all over the world.

    Editor Kenneth Crookston commented: “We have been almost snowed under by the amount of
    votes that have come in through our website since we announced the poll in last week’s BB. Readers from around the banding world have really been inspired to come up with some very imaginative suggestions, so I’m sure we can look forward to something very exciting when we get to Symphony Hall in July.”
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    Eric Ball's Journey into Freedom, written for the National Brass Band Championships in 1967, has been chosen as the readers' choice to close Black Dyke Band's programme at the British Bandsman 125th Anniversary Gala Concert in Symphony Hall, Birmingham at 3pm on Sunday 1st July.

    Commenting on the choice, British Bandsman's editor, Kenneth Crookston, said; "We had a terrific selection of 'finishers' put forward by our readership and in the event it was a very close run thing between Journey into Freedom, Procession to the Minster, The Pines of the Appian Way and Immortal. However, I am delighted that the great Eric Ball classic has been chosen and I'm sure that everyone present in Birmingham on 1st July will agree that it will form a great finale to what promises to be a memorable occasion".

    The five winners of a pair of tickets for the concert will be announced in British Bandsman issue dated Saturday 28th April.

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