Top brass line up at music festival

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The top brass was on display at a competition hosted by Lancashire Contests, part olf the North West Counties Brass Band Association.

Bands took part in the Brass at the Guild event at the Charter Theatre, Preston.

Sounds: Lancashire Contests Brass at the Guild festival at the Guild Hall in Preston

Sounds: Lancashire Contests Brass at the Guild festival at the Guild Hall in Preston

The contest was being run in its festival format for the second year running. Contestants competed in five nationally-graded sections.

Greenfield and Boarshurst, from Saddleworth, Eccleston, Oldham (Lees), and Skelmanthorpe were winners. Youth Brass 2000 won the youth competition.

Bands from Morecambe, Longridge, and Lostock Hall were among those taking part.