If you were not in Barnetby Village Hall, Lincolnshire on Saturday 21st October 2017,
YOU HAVE MISSED IT.
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.
On Saturday 9th September at St. Andrew’s Church, Oakenshaw, Bradford West Yorkshire Brass will perform ‘Songs from the Shows’ commencing at 7.30pm. With music from:~
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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’.
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.
In an earlier post it was suggested that West Yorkshire Brass and Barnetby Silver Band may well propose a joint concert later in the year.
Since that announcement wheels were set in motion, not only for the first joint concert held in North Lincolnshire, home of Barnetby, which took place on 21st. October, but also for a second joint event to be held in Bradford in 2018.
Keep an eye on this website for future news of the next meeting of these two excellent bands.
It is with regret that we have to report the death of one of the band’s founder members, Brian Freeke (aka Shadrack)
Brian was a cornet and flugel horn player all his career. He played in many local bands in West Yorkshire and played with West Yorkshire Brass from its formation over 30 years ago until ill health forced him into retirement a couple of years back.
Despite only a couple of vacant seats, due to reasons beyond our control, and with some of our more versatile musicians sitting where they are not normally to be found, the band put up a good performance at the first concert of their 2017 season at Ebenezer Methodist Church, Hanging Heaton. So good, in fact, that the organiser has booked the band for next year. See the 2018 date on our EVENTS tab.
W.Y.BRASS MAKES A MEAL OF IT
Members of West Yorkshire Brass and their guests enjoyed their annual dinner at Cleckheaton Golf Club on Friday 21st. April 2017. A wonderful meal, and a great time, was had by all.
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THE HUNTER RETURNS
After an absence of nearly six months, due to health reasons, Peter Hunter has returned to the Solo Horn seat (28/02/17). ~ WELCOME BACK PETER ~ LOOKING AND SOUNDING GOOD
NEW RECRUITS FOR W.Y.BRASS PERCUSSION SECTION
On a recent visit to Morocco, West Yorkshire Brass Percussionist David Holdsworth recruited some new members for the percussion section ~ ‘NOT SURE ABOUT THE TUNICS, THOUGH’