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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 […]

Out and About in Skipton

July 9, 2017 by

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Summer and Brass Bands seem to go hand in hand but for Skipton Brass – being based in Yorkshire often means the sun is going to shine but the peg bag is always well used! Despite the drizzle at Malhamdale, we have been very fortunate so far this year that our events have been dry […]

Silverware for Skipton Brass

July 9, 2017 by

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Four rehearsals in and the band wins it’s first piece of Silverware with a beautiful rendition of The Swedish Hymn – otherwise known as ‘How Great Thou Art’. The beautiful setting of Ripon Cathedral is the annual the backdrop to the Ripon Contest where bands come and play an open choice ‘entertainment programme’. The contest […]