The Yorkshire Brass Band Championships at St George’s Hall in Bradford, West Yorkshire. Picture shows cornert player Joe Marriott and tuba player Stephen Bradnum, practicing before going on stage with Elland Silver Band.
Cornet player Roger Webster rehearses in a quiet corner of Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, during the annual Festival of Brass, organized by the Manchester-based Royal Northern College of Music. Roger, has held the position of principal cornet with three of the world’s most successful brass bands, Brighouse and Rastrick, Black Dyke Mills, and most recently, Grimethorpe Colliery.
Wendy Heptinstall and Chris Stockton from York, in fancy dress, warm up in the village of Denshaw, Lancashire, for the start of the annual Saddleworth Whit Friday brass band contest.