Radio Leeds held various activities around Pontefract to promote St. George's day that weekend, and to promote these, they wanted a brass band to perform in front of Pontefract Town Hall to help gather the people around, where their costumed personal could advertise the events going on. They contacted KCB just three days before the event, but plenty of players still volunteered to turn up at short notice. Two of the pieces were transmitted live on the Graham Liver radio programme and our Graham Dean gave a short interview to their roving reporter, Nicola Rees, whilst getting in a plug for our 30th Anniversary Concert being held the following weekend.
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|Several people from Radio Leeds turn up in costume to help spread the word about the events they had arranged around Pontefract to celebrate St. George's Day. Far left you can see St. George himself, standing next to the ferocious(?) dragon.|
|The colourful Radio Leeds vehicle parks up alongside the band, with raised antenna and full of equipment to transmit live into the radio station itself.|
|In front of Pontefract Town Hall, the band take a short break and try to keep warm between pieces, whilst preparing for our next live transmission.|
|Graham shares a joke in a live interview with Nicola Rees, the Radio Leeds presenter on the ground that day, just before we go into our last piece heard live by around 750,000 Radio Leeds listeners.|
The full review of this event can be found on our Past Events 2006 page.