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Band to mark coronation date

June 2009

Pictured - Clifton and Lightcliffe Band

THE streets of Hebden Bridge were alive with the sound of brass band music on Sunday.
Fourteen bands, including five from Calderdale and others from as far away as Leicester, marched down Bridge Gate and performed a march and hymn tune in St Georges Square, cheered on by hundreds of spectators.
Keith Sutcliffe, of Hebden Bridge, who attended the contest, said: Its absolutely wonderful. This is good old Britain  Sunday afternoon, brass bands and bright sunshine. Lets have more of this every year.
The march contest was part of the Heritage Weekend, promoted by the Hebden Bridge Brass Band. The event, now in its second year, is dedicated to the bands heritage in the local community and to the memory of Harry Mortimer, one of the founding fathers of the brass band movement.
Organiser Steve Gardner said: The long history and connection with the Mortimer family is the heritage of Hebden Bridge Band which should not be forgotten. This weekend is our way of

June 2009 Pictured - Clifton and Lightcliffe Band THE streets of Hebden Bridge were alive with the sound of brass band music on Sunday. Fourteen bands, including five from Calderdale and others from as far away as Leicester, marched down Bridge Gate and performed a march and hymn tune in St Georges Square, cheered on by hundreds of spectators. Keith Sutcliffe, of Hebden Bridge, who attended the contest, said: Its absolutely wonderful. This is good old Britain  Sunday afternoon, brass bands and bright sunshine. Lets have more of this every year. The march contest was part of the Heritage Weekend, promoted by the Hebden Bridge Brass Band. The event, now in its second year, is dedicated to the bands heritage in the local community and to the memory of Harry Mortimer, one of the founding fathers of the brass band movement. Organiser Steve Gardner said: The long history and connection with the Mortimer family is the heritage of Hebden Bridge Band which should not be forgotten. This weekend is our way of

Clifton and Lightcliffe Brass Band will give a concert of popular pieces of music at Cleckheaton Town Hall on Saturday, June 1 at 2pm, doors open from 1pm. The concert is to mark the anniversary of the Queen’s coronation and tickets are free. For more information contact 01274 879526.

 

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