FLIXTON Brass Band are holding an open rehearsal on Thursday, February 22 to which all are invited.

As defending champions, they will shortly be representing Manchester in the North West Area Band competition at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool on Sunday, February 25.

As well as seeing what a Brass Band rehearsal is like, people will be able to hear them play the area test piece as well as other items.

Afterwards, visitors can chat over drinks with band members.

The rehearsal will take place between 8 and 10 pm at the John Alker Sports Club, Urmston, M41 6QY.

Admission free.