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140 Years Experience and still going strong!

May 6, 2018 by

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It’s not every day you work out how many years of experience the top two players on the front row have, but I’m sure for most bands it is double figures but for us today the answer was a staggering 140! With players away on holiday, our usual front row needed a bit of rearranging […]

Springing into Skipton’s Summer

April 14, 2018 by

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A ‘Concert on the Cobbles’ or ‘The Sound of Brass on the Setts’. It depends on which word you use for those lumpy stones outside the town hall, which in turns depends on where you were born and in addition where your parents were born! To me they are cobbles but I come from a […]

Christmas carols a plenty

December 3, 2017 by

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36 = Hark the Herald, 100 = Jingle Bells, 59 = O Little Town. Are you sure it is this version…. 3 verses with introductions, remember the repeat… so yes play the first phrase three times…how many verses? These are the well known Brass Band carol conversations you hear on every stand at this time […]

It’s a family affair…

November 5, 2017 by

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Whilst sitting and playing on Monday night it struck me just how much of a family orientated band Skipton Brass has always been. On Monday night there were a total of six families playing with the band, five couples and one father and 2 sons. The band has always had couples and families playing with […]

Back Row Bonanza

November 5, 2017 by

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Nine on the back row and four on the front… That was the playing formation last Monday and that was without a Soprano player – for whom we still have a vacancy. With nine back row cornet players, we no longer just have one back row, we have had to move to a three row […]