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YBS dish out their gongs

European Champs give out (instead or receive)a few awards for Xmas.


Yorkshire Building Society Band End of Year Awards

Last Friday 12th December the members of Yorkshire Building Society Band gathered for an end of season bash. This was to celebrate 2003, which has been one of the bands most productive years of late.

On top of the band retaining the European Championship in Bergen in May, the band went on to win the British Open Championships in September. These contest wins were followed by the bands CD release “Bourgeois in Brass” being voted CD of the year by Brass Band World Magazine.

At the bands end of year bash it is customary to present two special awards. The player of the year award 2003 went to Sheona White the bands outstanding Tenor Horn player. The Bandsperson of the year award this year went to Helen Robinson Cornet. Helen has been with the band since its Hammonds days and is by a long way the longest serving member of the band.

It can also be confirmed that contrary to misleading printed press statements, Mike Howley Euphonium has not left the band. Mike has just finished a short planned break in order to fulfil commitments at the Royal Northern. The band would like to thank Mike Kilroy for stepping in to fill the vacant euphonium chair.


Brass Bands England to help lead support of a nation's thanks

February 23 • Brass Bands England will help promote 'Battles Over' — a unique commemoration of the end of the First World War, 100 years to the day the guns finally fell silent.

David King

National Champions look for Odyssey repeat

February 23 • Brighouse & Rastrick will be opening their doors for a sneak preview of their 'Odyssey' preparations.


Strata build Regional hopes on new foundations

February 23 • Strata Brass will head to Huddersfield next weekend with a number of new signings in the ranks.


Radio: Sunday Bandstand

February 23 • More great music from Chris Helme in the heartland of Yorkshire banding

Regent Hall Concerts - RAF Chamber Ensemble

Friday 23 February • Regent Hall. (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London W1C 2DJ (opposite RESERVED) W1C 2DJ

The Brighouse & Rastrick Band - Chirst Church Ilkley

Saturday 24 February • Christchurch,. The Grove,. Ilkley LS29 9LW

Elland Silver Band -

Saturday 24 February • All Saints Church Savile Road Elland HX5 0NH

Milton Keynes Brass - "Blow away those Winter Blues"

Saturday 24 February • The United Reformed Church. High Street. Newport Pagnell MK16 0FH

The Cobham Band -

Saturday 24 February • The Vera Fletcher Hall . 4 Embercourt Road. Thames Ditton. KT7 0LQ KT70LQ

West Somerset Brass Band

February 23 • West Somerset Brass is looking to strengthen its cornet and baritone section. We are a community band playing all over Somerset and hope to undertake a tour to France later in the year. If you can play whatever standard please make contact

The Corsham Band

February 22 • Having now been promoted to the 2nd Section for the forthcoming Contest season, the band are now looking for a back row cornet player, 2nd or 3rd, to join our team

Thundersley Brass Band

February 20 • Thundersley Brass, a Championship section band based in Benfleet, Essex are welcoming applicants for the following positions (seats negotiable)from April 2018:. Eb Bass. BBb Bass.

David Frame

Bass/Tenor Trombone Player, Adjudicator (Member of AoBBA) Occasional Conductor