IT IS a big weekend for Grange Moor Brass Band which tomorrow will hold its first annual patrons’ concert.

The concert will be at St Paul’s Church at Eastthorpe, Mirfield and the band’s guest will be Stephen Wilkinson, principal cornet player with Brighouse and Rastrick Band.

The concert will feature a mixture of traditional and modern brass band music along with solos from Stephen.

That programme will feature everything from Strauss to Shostakovich, from movie music from Pirates Of The Caribbean to pop tunes like Brian May’s Who Wants To Live Forever.

Tickets are £5 and £3 concessions. Some tickets will be available on the door.

The band says it will have a full complement of players for tomorrow’s concert but that it does have a couple of vacant seats in its ranks and would welcome percussion and trombone players (bass and solo).

But any other players are welcome to join the band at its rehearsals on Wednesdays between 8-10pm and on Sundays between 7-9pm.

The band has its own premises and some instruments available. Its members will even try and help out with travel arrangements to and from rehearsals.

The band’s musical director is Michael Howley, principal euphonium player with Brighouse and Rastrick.

He’s as keen as anyone else in the band to secure its future and that’s why Grange Moor has set up a second band, Grange Moor Concert Brass.

This band meets on Tuesdays between 7pm and 9pm and is for any age or level of player. Its members will welcome players from beginners right through to the vastly experienced, all with a view of eventually performing concerts and contesting in the future.

If you would like more information about tickets for tomorrow’s concert, about playing vacancies or the concert band contact call 07957 859464 or visit the band website