The countdown is on for the Brass in Concert Championship at Sage Gateshead this weekend.
The 45th contest on Saturday 19th November will see a dozen of the world's finest brass bands take to the stage with their ever-inventive entertainment programmes as they search to be crowned 2022 Champion and get their hands on the £4,000 first prize and the Yamaha Newsome Trophy.
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So much to look forward to then if you are lucky enough to get a ticket for the event, as well as if you are going to sit back in the best seat in the house and watch it on-line with the exclusive live-stream broadcast from www.Wobplay.com from World f Brass.
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The bands have been announcing their programmes on social media to whet your appetites — so this is what they have in store in draw orderâ€¦
1. Carlton Main Frickley Colliery (Allan Withington)
'Just a German Girl'
2. Krohnengen Brass Band (Dr Ray Farr)
'From Bergen with Love'
3. Cory (Philip Harper)
4. Hammonds (Morgan Griffiths)
5. Flowers (Paul Holland)
'The Legend of Troy'
6. NASUWT Riverside (Prof Nicholas Childs)
'War of the Worlds'
7. Brighouse & Rastrick (Russell Gray)
'Tango — The Art of Seduction'
8. GUS Band (Leigh Baker)
9. Foden's Band (Michael Fowles)
'The Adventures of Robin Hood'
10. Friary Brass (Chris King)
'The Musical Journey of George Gershwin'
11. Tredegar (Ian Porthouse)
'The Ice Bird'
12. Grimethorpe Colliery (Ben Palmer)
'Legends of Middle Earth'