As part of the band's preparation for the upcoming Yorkshire Regional Contest held at Huddersfield Town Hall on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th March 2020, we are once again holding our annual Area Test Piece Preview Night.

The Preview Night will be held on Sunday 1st March at the Niagara Conference Centre, Sheffield, S6 1LU, starting at 7:30pm. Doors (and bar) will open at 6:45pm.

Cost of entry for all those not playing for a band on the night is: £4.00.

A band representing each section will be perfoming this year's Area Test Pieces while a  guest adjudicator will be providing each of them with feedback on the set work.

The set test pieces for this  year are:

Championship Section: A Tale As Yet Untold - Philip Sparke
First Section: Legacy - Tom Davoren
Second Section:  Golden Sabre - Kit Turnball
Third Section: Endurance - Andrew Baker
Fourth Section: Neverland - Christopher Bond

You can find out more about the background of each of the pieces from the article written by 4barsrest in  September 2019, available by clicking here.

The  bands that are taking part in this year's event are:

Championship Section: Hepworth Band
First Section: Unite the Union Band
Second Section: Dronfield Genquip Band
Third Section: Deepcar Band
Fourth Section: Loxley Silver Band

This year, our adjudicator for the evening will be : Mark Wilkinson

Mark is the current Chairman of the Association of Brass Band Adjudicators, and the  Principal Cornet of  Foden's Brass Band. He is in demand  in the UK and abroad as a cornet soloist, teacher, conductor, clinician and an adjudicator. Mark has adjudicated at a number of leading contests including various Area Contests, National Finals, Swiss and Belgium Nationals, Grand Shield, Pontins, Butlins and the All England International Masters.

Please come along and join us for what is sure to be an enjoyable and informative night.