YOUNG musicians will mark the 35th anniversary of a brass band with a special concert and workshop.

Scissett Youth Band will be holding a special celebratory event at the National Mining Museum on Sunday.

And the band is hoping lots of its former members will come along to join the big birthday bash.

Ian Yems, chairman of the parents’ committee, said: “Our 35th anniversary celebrations are an exciting time for the band, and we are delighted to have reached this milestone.

“The band continues to prosper and develop new young talent.

“We look forward to catching up with many past players young and old at the concert.”

Young brass players are invited to a free workshop at the mining museum with one of the leading brass musicians in the UK, James Stretton.

The session is from 1pm at the museum’s conference centre and will feature a mixture of musical rehearsals working and other activities.

Then from 7pm a summer concert will feature special performances from James Stretton and players from Kirkburton and ScissettŠMiddle Schools.

Tickets: £5/3.50 on the door.

Scissett Youth Band is a brass band for players up to 18-years-old.

Members enjoy social activities and playing in concerts and contests around West Yorkshire.

The band rehearses on a Thursday evening at Shelley Methodist Church Hall and new members are always welcome to pop along from 7:30pm to find out more.

By playing in a youth band, young people are able to extend their enjoyment of learning a brass instrument in a supportive and fun environment.

The band has an annual residential at Ingleborough Hall for a weekend each September, where players mix games and activities with rehearsals and learning new pieces.

It is run by volunteer parents, is open to any young person regardless of their background, and does not charge any fees – all costs are met through fundraising activities and donations.

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