FLIXTON Band, prize winners at the recent Leicester Brass Band Contest, will be holding its Christmas Cracker Concert on Friday, December 1 at 7.30pm.

The band's press officer, Andy Dodd, said: “We are the highest ranked band in the Trafford area.”

Both the senior Flixton Band and their sister Community Band will take part in a programme featuring film soundtracks, classical music and of course plenty of Christmas numbers.

This concert is suitable for all ages and visitors will come away feeling uplifted and in a festive mood.

For information about the two bands, or how to get involved either with playing or organising, please contact flixband@aol.com

* The concert will take place at St Clement’s Church, Stretford Road, Urmston M41 9JZ. Tickets priced £7 (concessions £6, children £4), can be purchased on the door, or in advance from Martin’s, 9c Crofts Bank Road, Urmston, M41 0TZ.