IT’S a place for budding young musicians to hone their skills free of charge.

Scissett Youth Band promotes music for under 18s through social activities.

Members enjoy playing in concerts and contests around West Yorkshire, including at the recent Remembrance Sunday parade at Honley.

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

Now the band has applied to the Examiner’s Wish campaign in a bid to boost its fortunes.

It hopes to buy new instruments for the youngsters and kit them out with new uniforms for their performances and competitions.

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 also provides an annual residential weekend at Ingleborough Hall in the Yorkshire Dales where players mix games and activities with rehearsals and learning new pieces.

The band rehearse on Thursday evenings at Shelley Methodist Church Hall and new members are always welcome to pop along from 7.30pm to find out more.

Web: or find the band on Facebook.

Today is the final Wish bonus token day when 20 will be printed. The final tokens will be printed this Saturday and then the amount each group will receive will be revealed in January once they have all been counted.

The deadline for the groups to hand the tokens to the Examiner is January 7.