Youth music festival invitation

YOUNG musicians have been selected to represent Calderdale at the National Music for Youth Festival this summer.

Elland Silver Youth Band has been invited to play in the concert at Birmingham Symphony Hall on July 7.

It comes after the band’s successful show at the Regional Music For Youth Festival at the Heath Training and Development Centre, Halifax, in March.

Musical director Samantha Harrison said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for our young musicians to perform in such a nationally acclaimed event.”

The band played at the event in 2009, but for some of its 35 members, it will be their first time performing at the festival.

The band now needs to raise £3,000 towards accommodation and travel and is appealing to people and businesses in Calderdale for help.

Anyone who wants to sponsor the band can contact band secretary Kathleen Harrison on Brighouse 717126 for details.