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Brass Rubbings – The 1950s

26th April 2020

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Wilbur – our flugelhorn player – has been writing his banding memoirs for a while now and the current lockdown is giving him more time to focus on them. Understandably it is taking a while as there are lots of them to write down, so here to start us off is a excerpt from his […]

Brian’s Bits….

2nd April 2020

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If you want to talk to someone with banding experience, we have several players with more than a few years experience. Brian is one of those people who always has a smile on his face – he’s been doing this a long time and still loves it and for those of us who know him […]

Autumn’s Notes

10th November 2019

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September and October saw the band working hard in the rehearsal room getting ready for our Autumn Concert and November has seen us out in Skipton at the town’s Remembrance Event. The autumn concert was held in Embsay at St Mary’s Church and was a very successful evening. There were solos on from Janet on […]

A Yorkshire Summer

24th August 2019

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From the wind and the rain in Littondale to the late summer sun in Burnsall the band have had a true Yorkshire summer this year. Littondale was a little wetter than in previous years and the poor trombone section seemed to spare the rest of the band from the worst of the downpours but everyone […]

A letter to Jo…

22nd June 2019

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Dear Jo. In every band, players come and go but some stay a while longer and make a much bigger impact. One of these people is you Jo! You have been with us for a number of years and have always worked tirelessly to help keep the band going and also your work as the […]