West Yorkshire Brass are pleased to welcome two new members to the band. Jayne and Steve Galpin join the band at the start of 2018 and look forward to many years of association with WY Brass. Welcome Steve and Jayne.

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West Yorkshire Brass are delighted to disclosed that our euphonium player Rebecca Sharpe and her husband John are soon to add another member to their family ~ a brother or sister for their two year old daughter Grace is expected next April.

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If you were not in Barnetby Village Hall, Lincolnshire on Saturday 21st October 2017,



A First Class concert featuring West Yorkshire Brass and Barnetby Silver Band.

Whilst they may not be known as First Class in official brass band circles, both bands know how to put on a First Class performance for an appreciative audience.

Please see our slideshow on the PHOTOS tab.

And if you want to hear a repeat performance, but with a different program, you’ll have to wait until Saturday 6th October 2018, when the two bands will join forces once again in St. Andrew’s Church, Undercliffe, Bradford.

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Say “Cheese!”

The band’s intrepid photographer, Elizabeth Johnson, missed a fine performance by the band at Ripon Armed Forces Day on June 24th but made up for it the following day in Beaumont Park, Huddersfield where she demonstrated that her lens is quite capable of focussing on more than the band ….. ‘Nice to see you ladies, and thank you all for your constant support’.

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Stiking a Memorable Note in Pateley Bridge

When the late Roy Newsome composed The Pateley Bridge March in 1995 to celebrate the Centenary of Pateley Bridge Show, he dedicated it to Frank Dean.

When West Yorkshire Brss played The Pateley Bridge March during their recent concert from the bandstand in Pateley Bridge, they didn’t expect to see Frank Dean in the audience.

Pictured from left to right: Peter Hellawell (Musical Director) Frank Dean, Ted Griffiths.

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On a visit to Morocco, West Yorkshire Brass Percussionist David Holdsworth recruited some new members for the percussion section ~ ‘NOT SURE ABOUT THE TUNICS, THOUGH’

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            LAKE  VICTORIA  BAND

Lake Victoria Band is based in Kenya, Africa, on the banks of Lake Victoria.

The band was started by Robert Thomas, a Leeds born brass musician, who spent most of his working life as a band trainer in the British Army. When Bob retired he settled in Kenya and decided to form a band for the local children. Through his contacts in the brass band world he was able to acquire a number of instruments most of which had seen better days, but were still capable of being put to good use by the band.

West Yorkshire Brass members are pleased to support Lake Victoria Band, having supplied them with some funding and equipment. It’s always a pleasure to see Bob and welcome him to our band on those occasions when he is able to visit the UK.


LAKE  VICTORIA  BAND  PLAY  FELIZ  NAVIDAD Conducted by 12 year old Emmanuel


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Upcoming Events

  1. Ebenezer Methodist Church ~ Hanging Heaton

    April 21 @ 7:30 pm
  2. St. Mary’s Church ~ Garthorpe

    May 5 @ 7:30 pm
  3. Valley Gardens ~ Harrogate

    June 3 @ 2:00 pm
  4. Spa Gardens ~ Ripon

    June 17 @ 2:00 pm
  5. Armed Forces Day ~ Ripon

    June 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm