Brighouse and Rastrick Band

England's No. 1 Brass Band

Brighouse set for prime-time floral tribute

Brighouse set for prime-time floral tribute

Brighouse & Rastrick Band will be appearing on prime-time television in the UK tonight as they perform as part of BBC1’s ‘Children in Need Rocks for Terry Concert’ at 8.30pm. The event took place at the Royal Albert Hall in memory of the broadcaster Sir Terry Wogan who died earlier this year and who for many years was the lead presenter of the BBC’s annual charity...

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A tribute to Sir Terry Wogan

On Monday evening we were honoured to be invited to perform in central London, live on BBC One’s  ‘The One Show’ watched by 6 million viewers to pay tribute to Sir Terry Wogan. Under the baton of Derek Broadbent the band brought the show to a close performing The Floral Dance. Pictured are the band immediately after the performance with presenters Alex Jones and Matt Baker. If...

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New key players to announce, and boy are they good ones!

New key players to announce, and boy are they good ones!

The Brighouse & Rastrick Band is proud to announce the appointment of key players who are joining the Band with immediate effect. On the Soprano Cornet seat, B&R has secured the immense talent and experience of Alan Morrison. Alan joined the band originally in December 2002 as the Principal Cornet and conducted the band from 2007 for several years. He has been around the fringes of the...

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Brighouse Prodigal Son takes Resident Role

Brighouse Prodigal Son takes Resident Role

The World Famous Brighouse and Rastrick Band are pleased to announce the appointment of Leigh Baker as Resident Conductor. Leigh was previously a playing member of the band for close on 20 years (predominantly in the solo baritone chair) as well as being the band’s composer in residence for a lengthy period. “I’m absolutely delighted to be returning to my spiritual home. The...

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Runners-up at National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain.

Runners-up at National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain.

Brighouse and Rastrick Band, directed by their Professional Conductor Professor David King came runners up at National Finals at the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday 10th October. Pipped at the post by Welsh Band Cory, B&R were the top placed English band and will now represent England at the European Brass Band Festival in Belgium in 2017 as well as guaranteeing their place at next year’s...

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Brighouse & Rastrick claim podium finish in National competition

Brighouse & Rastrick claim podium finish in National competition

Regarded as the toughest competition to win, the famous name of Brighouse & Rastrick brass band achieved second place in the British Open brass band championships. Renowned for being a “bogie” competition for the Band, this is the best result since a third place in 1998 and their last victory at this competition in 1978. Performing the set work ‘Reflections on Swan Lake’ under the wing of...

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Celebration of the 70th year of the Massed Band concert series

Celebration of the 70th year of the Massed Band concert series

‘Celebration!’ – threefold – is the order of the day when Brighouse & Rastrick Band present their Autumn spectacular in Huddersfield on 24 October. Not only will it be linked to the launch of the Poppy Appeal to help Royal British Legion but it is the 70th Anniversary of this iconic concert series – and finally a military link has evolved to reflect the great relief at the ending of wartime...

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New Zealand Cornet Star for End Chair at Brighouse & Rastrick

New Zealand Cornet Star for End Chair at Brighouse & Rastrick

Brighouse and Rastrick Band are pleased to announce the appointment of New Zealand cornet star Kyle Lawson to the position of Principal Cornet with immediate effect. Kyle is an international artist for Geneva Instruments and currently holds the title of 2015 cornet champion in both Australia and New Zealand. During his formative years Kyle was mentored by the highly respected NZ cornet player...

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Whit Friday 2015 Gallery

Whit Friday 2015 Gallery

The Brighouse and Rastrick Band 2015 Whit Friday photo gallery is now available Here, all images taken by the bands official photographer Mr Gordon Ratcliffe.  

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The Brighouse & Rastrick Band Require a Business Development / Band Manager

The Brighouse & Rastrick Band Require a  Business Development / Band Manager

The World Famous Brighouse & Rastrick Band require a Business Development / Band Manager 16 hours per week; £8,000 + up to £2,000 bonus p.a. Key duties include: Arranging concerts locally, nationally and internationally and implementing suitable promotion to ensure maximum audiences The initiation and management of grant applications on behalf of the band Ownership and development of the...

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B&R Geneva Soloist showcase. What a night!!

B&R Geneva Soloist showcase. What a night!!

The Brighouse & Rastrick Band, conducted by its professional conductor David King, hosted an evening of soloists at Brighouse Central Methodist Church on Saturday 16th May. The programme featured guest soloist and Geneva cornet and trumpet artist, James Fountain. James is the recently-appointed Principal Trumpet of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the tender age of 22, who is currently...

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An influx of young talent

An influx of young talent

Brighouse & Rastrick Band would like to announce a number of personnel changes in the Band that includes an influx of talented young players. A special acknowledgement must firstly be given to 2nd Euphonium player David Belshaw who has served in the Band since 2011. Winning a Yorkshire and a National title during his tenure, David’s extensive experience, teamwork and character will be missed...

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Brian Tait Memorial Concert

Brian Tait Memorial Concert

Brighouse and Rastrick band are proud to be performing at the Brian Tait Memorial  Concert in association with Geneva Instruments. The official press release from www.4barsrest.com follows: The North of England Regional Championship, in partnership with Geneva Instruments has announced that the Brighouse & Rastrick, NASUWT Riverside and Reg Vardy Bands, will provide the music for a special...

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Happy New Year from B&R

Happy New Year from B&R

We would like to wish everyone a very Happy New year.  Once more we had a very busy Christmas season, see what the band got up to in our Christmas Photo Gallery, available here

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Charitable Contributions

Charitable Contributions

A large number of our concerts are organised by groups who are attempting to raise funds for charitable and local causes. Beneficiaries in the last year have included Breast Cancer Care, Halifax Young Singers, Admiral Nurses, Overgate Hospice, Yorkshire Air Ambulance, Marie Curie Nurses and several charities selected by the organisations who have asked us to perform the concerts.

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Christmas in Brighouse

Christmas in Brighouse

Brighouse & Rastrick Band hold their eagerly awaited Christmas concerts at Central Methodist Church, Brighouse on Saturday 13 December (2-30 pm and 7-15 pm). The Matinee also features music students from Ryburn Valley High School, Sowerby, who will bring youthful exuberance to what is always an uplifting day of seasonal entertainment by top musicians. Tickets in person from Ryecorn...

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