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Pictured: Young Brass Bands return to Halifax Minster

Chloe Stewart, seven, plays her pink trombone during rehearsals for the Annual Youth Brass Band Festival at Halifax. It is the first time since Covid that the festival has gone ahead.
Chloe Stewart, seven, plays her pink trombone during rehearsals for the Annual Youth Brass Band Festival at Halifax. It is the first time since Covid that the festival has gone ahead.

Dozens of brass band musicians are set to gather at Halifax Minster to take part in a musical extravaganza.

On Saturday 4 February, Elland Silver Band in partnership with the Minster will be, once again, hosting the Halifax Youth Brass Band Festival in this ancient and hallowed setting.

Dozens of brass band musicians are set to gather at Halifax Minster to take part in a musical extravaganza - Charlotte Graham
Dozens of brass band musicians are set to gather at Halifax Minster to take part in a musical extravaganza - Charlotte Graham

For the first time since 2020, the festival will see local junior and youth bands perform a 20-minute own choice programme to showcase their talents and to gain performance experience, finishing with a grand massed band finale of over 100 players.

Samantha Harrison, Musical Director for Elland Silver Youth Band said: "We are excited to finally be able to rehost the festival again. It will be a fantastic opportunity for our respective young people to meet like-minded peers and have a fun day making music together."