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Brighouse open their Dynasty challange

September 02, 2019
Prof David King and Brighouse & Rastrick will be showcasing their Dynasty preparations this week at an open rehearsal,


Brighouse make American link to enhance professorial musical partnership

July 23, 2019
The Yorkshire Champion makes a trans-Atlantic musical link as Lee Harrelson of Fountain City Brass becomes their new Visiting International Professor to work alongside David King.


Talented duo join Brighouse ranks

July 17, 2019
Mike Cavanagh and Charlotte Horsfield join Yorkshire Champion ahead of major championship challenges.

Cairan Young

Young takes decision to step away from Brighouse

July 04, 2019
After a decade with the West Riding band, solo baritone player Ciaran Young has decided to step down from the role.


Brighouse announce open rehearsal ahead of Band of the Year

June 18, 2019
The Yorkshire champion has announced that it will be holding an open rehearsal ahead of its BrassPass 'Band of the Year'.

Whit Friday reflect

Report & Results: 2019 Whit Friday (Saddleworth & Oldham)

June 15, 2019
The Yorkshire Champion, Brighouse & Rastrick led by Dr David Thornton make it a quartet of Saddleworth & Oldham District Whit Friday titles boosted by over £8,000 in prize money.


Westacott returns to take sop chair at Brighouse

May 10, 2019
The experienced Robert Westacott returns to Brighouse & Rastrick to take on the soprano cornet challenge once again.


Brighouse to showcase European challenge

April 16, 2019
The English representatives Brighouse & Rastrick will open their doors to showcase their European challenge under Prof David King before they head to Montreux.

Millcent Fawcett

Hirst to help keep musical focus on female achievements

March 12, 2019
Brighouse & Rastrick star Laura Hirst is to help Femmes Fortissimo keep a musical focus on women's achievements.


Brighouse to showcase Seascapes before Huddersfield challenge

February 27, 2019
Dr David Thornton and Brighouse & Rastrick will provide listeners with the chance to hear their 'Seascapes' preparation ahead of the Area contest.


Combined forces set for Cheltenham Remembrance

October 18, 2018
Brighouse & Rastrick and Flowers Bands will join together to commemorate the ending of the First World War at a special concert in Cheltenham next month.

Last Post Home

Brighouse to sound Last Post Home

October 15, 2018
Brighouse & Rastrick has linked up with Honley Male Voice Choir to help commemorate the end of the First World War


Brighouse to showcase National Handel

September 27, 2018
The defending National Champion Brighouse & Rastrick will be showcasing their final preparation on 'Handel in the Band' before their title defence at the Royal Albert Hall.


Robertson takes euph lead at National Champion

September 17, 2018
Prof David King secures the 'outstanding' signature of Scotsman Chris Robertson as the West Riding band's new principal euphonium.

Andy Moore

National champion ask for Moore for Open challenge

August 30, 2018
Andy Moore takes solo horn seat at Brighouse & Rastrick as National Champion prepares to showcase their British Open preparation ahead of Symphony Hall.

Kyle Lawson

Lawson returns to principal seat at Brighouse

August 14, 2018
National Champion acts swiftly as New Zealand cornet star Kyle Lawson returns to the principal cornet seat at Brighouse & Rastrick.


Kathleen Gaspoz leaves Brighouse & Rastrick

August 13, 2018
The National Champion seeks a new principal cornet ahead of the British Open as Kathleen Gaspoz steps down from the high profile role with immediate effect.

Sheona White

Sheona White leaves Brighouse & Rastrick

June 04, 2018
The tenor horn star leaves the National Champion as she embarks on new projects.

Brighouse & Rastr

Report & Results: 2018 Whit Friday (Saddleworth & Oldham)

May 26, 2018
National Champion, Brighouse & Rastrick makes it a hat-trick of Saddleworth & Oldham District Whit Friday titles.

Connor Lennon

New soprano topping at Brighouse

April 12, 2018
Sop star Connor Lennon is the latest signing at National Champion Brighouse & Rastrick


Turner enjoys first taste of latest musical menu at Brighouse

March 27, 2018
The new Vice President of Brighouse & Rastrick Band has certainly enjoyed his first taste of the musical menu on offer West Riding — with a good seat at a fair price...

Brian Turner

Turner prize for Brighouse & Rastrick

March 23, 2018
National Champion announces Vice Presidency link with celebrity chef and long time Brighouse fan Brian Turner CBE.

National trophies

2018 National Finalists confirmed

March 19, 2018
The list of bands who will challenge for National honours in the autumn is now complete following the last round of 2018 Regional contests on the weekend.

David King

National Champions look for Odyssey repeat

February 23, 2018
Brighouse & Rastrick will be opening their doors for a sneak preview of their 'Odyssey' preparations.


Hirst returns to National Champion

February 14, 2018
The experienced Laura Hirst has returned to Brighouse & Rastrick in time to join the cornet ranks with Kathleen Gaspoz ahead of their 'Odyssey' appearance at the Yorkshire Regional Championships under Prof David King.


Result: 2021 National Championships of Great Britain: Section 1

September 18 • Kingdom Brass and Ian Porthouse are triumphant as they claim First Section honours


Result: 2021 National Championships of Great Britain: Section 3

September 18 • The return of competitive banding in the UK after the enforced Covid 19 break sees Tewitt Silver first past the finishing post at Cheltenham Racecourse.


2022 Area test pieces announced

September 18 • Works by Wilfred Heaton, Gilbert Vinter, Goff Richards, Gordon Langford and Stephan Hodel will test the qualification credentials of bands next year if they want to get to London and Cheltenham.

Steve Sykes

Adjudicator Covid-19 test result impacts National Final

September 17 • Steve Sykes will not adjudicate at the Section 1 National Final this weekend due to a positive Covid-19 test result.

Contest: Lower Section National Finals

Saturday 18 September • The Centaur, Cheltenham Race Course, Prestbury, Cheltenham GL40 4SH

Contest: Lower Section National Finals

Sunday 19 September • The Centaur, Cheltenham Racecourse, Prestbury, Cheltenham, GL40 4SH

Bodmin Town Band - Bodmin Town Band in concert

Friday 24 September • St Petroc's Church, Priory Road, Bodmin PL31 2DT

Regent Hall Concerts - RAF Central Band Brass Ensemble & Seraphim Consort

Thursday 30 September • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London. WC1 2 DJ WC1 2 DJ

Regent Hall Concerts - Fulham Band

Friday 1 October • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London. WC1 2 DJ WC1 2 DJ

Bollington Brass Band

September 16 • Looking for a new challenge? We are currently recruiting a Solo Cornet, E Flat Bass, Tuned and or Kit Percussionist. Friendly 1st section North West. Sensible contest and concert program throughout the year. Currently rehearsing Thursdays 8-10pm.

Chinnor Silver

September 15 • We are looking to strengthen the band and require PERCUSSION CORNET AND 2ND TROMBONE PLAYERS.. Rehearsals are on a wednesday in our own bandroom.. Good atmosphere in this ambitious friendly band so give us a call.. Concerts and contests planned

Ashton under Lyne Band

September 15 • SOPRANO CORNET: We are looking for a confident and competent player to join our experienced cornet bench. Rehearsals are on Monday nights 8-10pm and we have a sensible and good quality forthcoming concert and contest schedule.

Sarah Groarke-Booth

BA (Hons) MA
Conductor, Adjudicator, Compere, Actor


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