Young musicians from Huddersfield are setting their sights further afield.

The 20 or so members of the Golcar Training Band want to set up exchange links with bands in other parts of the country.

They have already established close links with fellow musicians in Cumbria and are now looking to the south-west.

The project is behind the band’s entry into the Examiner Wish 2013 project.

The band entered last year and secured £300, which they have used for new uniforms of shirts and waistcoats.

Band spokesman Peter Strawson said: “Golcar Training Band supports children in the local area and further afield, giving them the opportunity to learn to play brass and percussion instruments.

“We meet every week and have given concerts in the local area and also as far afield as Cumbria.

“Last year, the band went on an exchange day to Askam in Cumbria to take part in workshops, meet members of their training band, play games and give a concert in the evening.

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“The return leg to Golcar is to take place in a few weeks, but this application to Wish 2013 is to raise money towards the cost of a similar venture further afield.

“I have contacts with similar bands in Gloucestershire and Cornwall, so any money raised will got towards the cost of travel and accommodation.

“The tour is likely to take place in the summer holidays in 2014 and will be a great opportunity to meet with youngsters from a different part of the country to learn more about playing as part of a band – and have some fun along the way.”

Registration is now open for our new Wish campaign.

With places restricted to 150 this year, groups are urged to act quickly to sign up.

Registration closes on September 18 and all those groups accepted for registration are then sure to share a slice of the �25,000 up for grabs.

For full information and terms and conditions please visit www.examiner.co.uk/wish