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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Partnership with Hercules Stands

The Brighouse & Rastrick Band are proud to announce their new partnership with Hercules Stands. Alongside the current Band and players that recorded The Floral Dance 40 years ago, eagle eyed supporters in the audience would have noticed that Brighouse and Rastrick...
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New Principal and Soprano Cornet at Brighouse and Rastrick

The Brighouse & Rastrick Band have announced that Kathleen Gaspoz has accepted the invitation to become the Principal Cornet of Brighouse & Rastrick with immediate effect, the first female to do so in their long history. Born in the Swiss Alps in a village...
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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

Upcoming Events

  1. St Andrews Hall, Norwich

    May 7 @ 6:30 pm
  2. Whit Friday March Contest

    June 9 @ 4:00 pm
  3. Huddersfield Town Hall

    June 10 @ 7:15 pm
  4. Kings Hall Ilkley

    June 18 @ 7:30 pm
  5. Kings Lynn Festival – Best of British

    July 16 @ 6:30 pm
  6. Ripon International Festival

    September 15 @ 7:30 pm