Brass the Baton relay

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HOLBEACH Town Band has been selected to take part in the 2012 Brass the Baton relay.

The band will receive the black baton on June 4 for use when the band plays for the lighting of the Holbeach beacon for the Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

The black baton will return to Holbeach on July 4 and will be used by the Holbeach Victoria Training Band when it plays as the Olympic torch goes through the town.

The band has to use the baton while it plays a new piece of music called Going the Distance, which was specifically commissioned.

Having used the baton, the players have to deliver it to the next band in the relay, and as yet it is not know which band this is.

Bands are encouraged to find innovative ways of using the baton and the bands’ two events are for very special occasions.

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