Barlick band hit the right notes

Barnoldswick Brass Band celebrate winning the Hardrow Scar trophy.'Photo Ben Parsons

Barnoldswick Brass Band celebrate winning the Hardrow Scar trophy.'Photo Ben Parsons

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Barnoldswick Brass Band has good reason to blow its own trumpets – and all other instruments for that matter – following its success after entering a competition for the first time in a number of years.

The band, led by musical director Keith Richmond, took part in the Hardraw Scar Entertainment Contest, a contest open for bands of all grades which has been held annually for 150 years.

And members were delighted to be awarded fourth prize overall and an impressive trophy for overall Band Performance in the fourth and unclassified section. This is awarded for content, quality of playing and interpretation of the music.

Spokesman David Leach said: “Credit is due to the commitment of players and the musical director alike and confirms the steady improvement of the band over recent years”.

With a view to the future success of the band, any proficient players wishing to join will be welcomed while free tuition and instruments are available for both young and not so young musical beginners.

Rehearsals are held at Barnoldswick Civic Hall on Monday and Thursday at 7-30pm.