Brass band hits right notes

A brass band has competed in a national competitiion.

Rushden Town Band took part in the finals of the National Brass Band Championships in Cheltenham recently.

They had qualified by coming first in the Third Section of the Midland Area Championships earlier in the year. Eighteen bands took part and Rushden Town Band was placed fifth.

The band is coming up to its busy time of year with Remembrance Day and Christmas concerts to rehearse for, as well as two more competitions in November and January.

Anyone interested in finding out about the band, which rehearses on Tuesdays and Thursdays can call Sal Kneale on 01933 665420 or visit the website at