Elland Silver Band runner-up in nationals

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Elland Silver Band led by musical director James Shepherd was runner-up in the third section of the National Brass Band Championships held at Cheltenham.

The band qualified in March this year at the Yorkshire regional championships. Band secretary Kathleen Harrison said it was a fantastic result from the band which was progressing well. “To achieve such a high result is fantastic,” she said. Clifton and Lightcliffe Band finished 15th in the second section. Elland Silver is in concert on Saturday (Sept 29) at Brighouse Civic Hall, 7.30 pm. in aid of the RNLI. Tickets: 01484 717126.