National Champion Band of Great Britain
When Christmas Comes to Town
Simon Callow’s Adaptation of the Dickens Classic ‘A Christmas Carol’ with music performed by National Champion Brass Band, Brighouse and Rastrick.
The Brighouse and Rastrick Band join forces to release a very special album this Christmas. The CD will combine Simon Callow’s acclaimed adaptation of Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’ together with traditional Christmas carols performed by The Brighouse and Rastrick Band.
Brighouse Regain National Finals Glory
The Brighouse & Rastrick Brass Band have been crowned the National Brass Band Champions of Great Britain at the Royal Albert Hall for the 10th time in its 137 year history.
Despite a ten hour wait which saw the band perform at 18.20, the band members held their nerve and performed Howard Snell’s picturesque work “Gallery”
B&R with Liza Pulman
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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.
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.