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Brass Factor expands in 2018

Brass Factor expands in 2018 with launch of first Brass Factor Youth competition for under 18’s.

Brass Factor expands in 2018 with launch of first Brass Factor Youth competition for under 18’s. Where: Brass Factor Holmfirth, The Picturedrome. Market Walk, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire HD9 7DA. When: Saturday 27th October 2018 at 12.30 and 19.00. Where: Brass Factor Wetherby, The Engine Shed. York Road Industrial Estate, York Rd, Wetherby LS22 7SU. When: Saturday 10th November 2018 at 19.00 Brass Factor 2018 has lined up 150 more young musicians than previous years and the first competition of its kind for under 18 year olds at its Holmfirth event on Saturday 27th October 2018. Brass Factor Youth competition will be the event’s first matinee performance starting at 12.30. The evening performance is at 19.00. Bands from across the North of England and a glittering range of corporate sponsors and supporters come together for Brass Factor which is a celebration of one of Britain's most traditional and best loved forms of entertainment held in two locations at Holmfirth on 27th October and Wetherby on 10th November. Founder, Alex Bray said: “We are delighted to have this new matinee performance for Brass Factor Youth under 18’s and to be able to encourage many more young musicians to take part in the high quality line-up of bands which means we now have over 300 young musicians in Brass Factor 2018.” Bands compete in the talent show style competition in front of a panel of judges. Each band plays a 20-minute set, pitching the traditional brass band music in a new light. Once all the bands have played, the audience and judges then vote for the band with the Brass Factor. Alex added: “Support for the two events is especially in full force too, with some notable high profile sponsors to whom we are extremely grateful and without whom we could not run the events.” Tickets start from £4 for children and £8 for adults. https://www.brassfactor.com/tickets.html For further information please contact: Alex Bray, Founder, Brass Factor, Tel: 07917 197952 Email: alexander.bray@gmail.com Media Contact: John Gallery, Great Potential, Tel: 07967 032623 Email: john@greatpotential.co.uk Notes for Editors: Brass Factor is a celebration of one of Britain's most traditional and best loved forms of entertainment - the brass band. A vision of founder Alex Bray and fusing the old with the new, Brass Factor takes the humble brass band competition and gives it a talent show twist that is sure to have audiences on the edges of their seats as bands from across Yorkshire compete to be crowned the Brass Factor winner. The concept and motivation behind Brass Factor is growing year on year as more people come on board and believe in the spectacle that is changing the face of brass bands. The Brass Factor is committed to entertaining and investing in the future of brass bands as well as developing a strong cultural awareness of the heritage surrounding the brass band movement throughout the North of England and beyond. With the focus firmly on the quality of music, the engagement of the audience and the development of young musicians, Brass Factor is also dedicated to raising public awareness and nurturing young talent to grow and develop the competition.