Brighouse and Rastrick Band

England's No. 1 Brass Band

NEW FACES AT WEST RIDINGS

NEW FACES AT WEST RIDINGS

The Brighouse and Rastrick Band are happy to announce three new additions to the band personal. Phillip Tait and Jamie Cooper recently impressed the band to gain seats on the cornet bench. Phillip will be replacing Mike Golding on bumper up, who left the band to further his conducting career at Pemberton B band. It is a delight to see Phillip in that particular seat, as his late father, Bryan...

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Band gears up for grand ‘Floral Dance’ reunion

Band gears up for grand ‘Floral Dance’ reunion

Forty years on who would have thought that Derek Broadbent’s arrangement of a certain Cornish folk song would still be so popular! The BBC certainly thought so during 2016 following the untimely passing of Terry Wogan, with priority calls for B & R to turn out at two high profile, and well-documented, tribute events. The ‘old gang’ of the 1977 band may have thought these were pure ‘warm-ups’...

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Dr. David Thornton announced as new Musical Director

Dr. David Thornton announced as new Musical Director

Following the departure of Leigh Baker, The Brighouse and Rastrick Band are happy to announce that Dr. David Thornton will be taking over as musical director of the band in 2017. The role will see David conduct the band in a busy calendar year of concerts and recordings, as well as preparing the band before the arrival of professional conductor Professor David King. Commenting on his new...

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Moving up the Rankings!

Moving up the Rankings!

Following the final update of the brass banding year, Brighouse are delighted to now be ranked 2nd in the world after overtaking the Black Dyke Band on both the 4barsrest and brassstats rankings. This has been achieved from a very successful end of the contesting year, where the band received podium positions at the British Open, National Finals and Brass in Concert. The band now look towards...

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From the Royal Albert Hall to local Church Hall!

From the Royal Albert Hall to local Church Hall!

  Fresh from last month’s appearance in the finale of the Terry Wogan tribute night at Royal Albert Hall, thoughts at Brighouse & Rastrick Band quickly turn to Christmas and band management are well aware that no tickets sell faster than those for the band’s Christmas concerts in Brighouse itself. So they need to be top of your shopping list! The performances on 10th December at Central...

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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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