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From a King to a Duc for Brighouse at London

September 08, 2021
Covid-19 travel restrictions see Brighouse & Rastrick link up with Valaisia's Arsene Duc after Prof David King has to remain in Australia.


Brighouse to make Whit Friday support detour

August 30, 2021
The famous West Riding band will be making a musical stop off on their way to a concert to help support the Greenfield Autumn Leaves 'Hymn & March' contest.


Brighouse looks to team up with past members

July 27, 2021
A special re-union band will join Brighouse & Rastrick Band on stage for their 75th massed band concert later this year.


Brighouse look for open and honest dialogue from Brass Bands England

July 07, 2021
A strongly worded open letter to BBE from the West Riding band asks for a "full and frank retraction and apology to the band" for what they believe were, "their thinly veiled attacks on us".


Brighouse & Rastrick out of Best of Brass Festival on weekend

June 30, 2021
West Riding band states that they cannot perform to the standard they wish for themselves, supporters and audience by playing with bell covers.


Brighouse help big game build up

June 29, 2021
Brighouse & Rastrick has done its bit to help build up the atmosphere to the big game between England and Germany this evening.


Brighouse set for concert broadcast

June 06, 2021
Brighouse & Rastrick will broadcast a special online concert as part of their Arts Council Culture Recovery Fund objectives.


Brighouse recovery boost gains media coverage

April 14, 2021
Brighouse & Rastrick's return to musical action has been boosted by the Culture Recovery Fund and some media spotlight treatment from the local press.


4BR Emerging Player Profile: Amy Ewen

March 28, 2021
In the first of a new series 4BR features interviews with some of the new faces making their mark in the banding movement around the world.


Besson bags Brighouse rising stars

March 27, 2021
The cornet and baritone duo of Tom Smith and Amy Ewen have joined the Besson stable of performance artists.


By Royal appointment...

December 08, 2020
An ensemble from Brighouse & Rastrick Band provided the musical accompaniment to a visit to Batley by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Tom Smith

Brighouse snap up Smith

July 23, 2020
Tom Smith makes a quick detour over the Pennines from Fairey to Brighouse & Rastrick to fill their principal cornet vacancy.


Irwin return at Brighouse

July 16, 2020
The experienced Martin Irwin returns to wear the purple and gold for a third time looking to repeat past successes. .


New recording partnership for Brighouse & Rastrick

June 14, 2020
A new collaboration will see Brighouse & Rastrick produce a series of releases with KMJ Recordings.


Enjoy vintage Brighouse & Rastrick

May 20, 2020
You can enjoy a rare film of Brighouse & Rastrick Band from 1965 thanks to the archive at the British Film Institute.

Floral Dance

Brighouse brings the Floral Dance into your living room...

March 29, 2020
The famous West Riding band has been doing its bit of social media outreach work with a great new take on its most famous concert encore...


Brighouse massed band concert with Black Dyke cancelled

March 21, 2020
One of the most eagerly awaited concerts has fallen victim of the Coronavirus pandemic — but will be on in 2021.


Brighouse look to add more tales of Yorkshire triumph

March 03, 2020
The defending Yorkshire champion will be showcasing their Area preparations under Prof David King.


Ewen heads to Brighouse to take baritone role

February 07, 2020
The talented Royal Birmingham Conservatoire student becomes the new solo baritone player at Brighouse & rastrick.


Brighouse welcome back Newton

January 15, 2020
Ellena Newton returns to Brighouse & Rastrick in the new role of solo trombone.


Death of Peter Teal

January 14, 2020
The death has been announced of the former Brighouse & Rastrick corent and flugel player Peter Teal.


Yorkshire rivals to join forces for 75th anniversary

October 29, 2019
There will be a rare chance to hear the combined forces of Brighouse & Rastrick and Black Dyke on stage together next year as part of the West Riding band's 75th annual concert celebrations.


Hirst to take 50 year repeat bow

October 22, 2019
David Hirst will return to the stage of a concert that he first graced as a player half a century ago...


Brighouse to mark their Titan Progress

October 09, 2019
The Yorkshire Champion will be showing their Titan's Progress this evening on their home patch.


King pays a visit to a Brighouse Titan...

September 24, 2019
Prof David King recently headed to Merseyside to meet up with Brighouse & Rastrick Titan, the great James Scott.


Epic Tredegar connection in Amersham

October 23 • Two banding organisations with a shared community ethos will link up later today for a musical showcase.

The joy of free music making

October 23 • Dobcross Youth Band continues to inspire the next generation of young players with their free access approach.


New trom signing for Carlton Main Frickley

October 21 • Joe Heartfield, one of the UK's rising trombone talents has been signed by Carlton Main Frickley Band.


Changes to consider for Spectrum

October 23 • An extensive list of small amendments and errata has been issued for bands to take into account on Gilbert Vinter's 'Spectrum'.

Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Air Force Salon Orchestra

Friday 5 November • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London. WC1 2 DJ WC1 2 DJ

Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Greenwich Brass Band

Sunday 7 November • St Alfege Church. Greenwich Church St. London SE10 9BJ

Abertillery Town Band - 50th Anniversary Celebration Concert

Saturday 13 November • Metropole Cultural and Conference Centre, Mitre St, Abertillery NP13 1AL

Regent Hall Concerts - Magli Brass Quintet

Friday 19 November • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London. WC1 2 DJ WC1 2 DJ

Contest: Youth Brass in Concert

Saturday 20 November • St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR

West Somerset Brass Band

October 23 • We are looking to strengthen the cornet section and would be delighted to hear from cornet players of all abilities. Practices are normally held in Watchet on a Friday 7.30 - 9.30 although at the moment we are practicing away from home in a larger venue

city of coventry brass

October 23 • City of Coventry Brass still require BBb bass player. We rehearse on Thursday evenings with additional rehearsals as required prior to concerts and contests.

Welwyn Garden City Band

October 21 • We are a friendly & sociable Third Section Band with a busy Christmas season rapidly approaching (Government regulations permitting). We have vacancies for SOPRANO CORNET, BBb BASS & TUNED PERCUSSIONIST players. Our MD is Duncan Wilson.

James Chamberlain

BMus (Hons) PGCE
Conductor, Teacher


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