National Champion Band of Great Britain

When Christmas Comes to Town

By far the town’s largest indoor event of the year takes place on Sat. 9th December when Brighouse & Rastrick Band present their hugely popular Christmas Concerts at Central Methodist Church, Brighouse. Added excitement this time will be the chance for everyone to...

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

The Brighouse & Rastrick Band have recently been lucky to have recorded two singles with the well-established, experienced vocalist Liza Pulman. Liza has enjoyed an extensive and varied career encompassing a broad spectrum of music, comedy and theatre.  After training...

Join the B&R Patrons Scheme

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.

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. Christmas at Kings Hall

    December 17 @ 2:30 pm
  2. Hull City Hall with the EYMS Brass Band

    January 20, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
  3. RNCM Brass Band Festival

    January 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm