British Open Preparations

The Brighouse & Rastrick Band are well in to their preparations for the British Open on the fantastic piece "Fraternity". The Band won't be hosting an official open rehearsal this time round, however the Band's supporters are welcome to the band room this Tuesday...
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Brighouse & Rastrick Band Needs You!
Keeping Brighouse & Rastrick Band at the very forefront of the brass band movement costs over £150,000 a year. Throughout our illustrious 135 year history, we have been fortunate to receive incredible support from our supporters in the UK, across Europe and as far afield as the USA.

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New instruments from Band Supplies

The Brighouse & Rastrick Band has announced that it has taken delivery of a consignment of Besson Prestige and Sovereign instruments prior to this year’s European Brass Band Championships, which will take place in Ostend, Belgium, on the last weekend in April. The...
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The Brighouse and Rastrick Band is regarded by many as the best and most consistent ‘public subscription band’ in the world. In its time the majority of premier band championships have been held by ‘Briggus’ whilst the band has also attracted a formidable reputation for highly entertaining concerts for both the general public and brass band connoisseur.

The band was formed over 130 years ago through public donations given by the townsfolk of the adjacent villages of Brighouse and Rastrick that face each other across the River Calder in West Yorkshire, England.

Today, it still continues to be supported through public subscriptions and its own fund raising efforts. Its amateur members traditionally pride themselves on being financially independent, never having been beholden to any commercial interest, yet they are still regarded as one of the ‘elite’ on the contest and concert platforms.

El Camino Real: A Latin Fantasy Sample

by Brighouse and Rastrick Band | Vita Destructa

Radio City

by Brighouse and Rastrick Featuring Ryan Watkins (Trombone) | Vita Destructa


  1. National Brass Band Championships

    October 14
  2. Massed Bands at Huddersfield Town Hall

    October 28 @ 7:15 pm
  3. The Best of Brass

    November 4 @ 7:30 pm
  4. BBC Children in Need

    November 5 @ 7:30 pm
  5. Otley Parish Church

    November 11 @ 7:30 pm
  6. Billingham

    November 18 @ 7:30 pm
  7. Brass in Concert Championships

    November 19
  8. Buxton Opera House

    December 2 @ 7:30 pm
  9. Brighouse Christmas Concerts Matinee

    December 9 @ 2:30 pm
  10. Brighouse Christmas Concerts Evening

    December 9 @ 7:30 pm