Join Hepworth Brass Band at Christ Church, New Mill for a programme featuring the most English of English music including Crown Imperial, Nimrod from the Enigma Variations, the Lost Chord, Jerusalem and the Pomp & Circumstance March together with many more of your favourites to celebrate England’s national day.
Tickets £8.00 including refreshments are available from Wm. Sykes & Sons Estate Agents, Holmfirth; Christ Church, New Mill and the Band (07885 251454).
Please note that this concert starts at 7.00 pm.
More than 50 bands took to the St George’s Hall stage over the weekend of March 5-6 for the Yorkshire Regional Brass Band Championships as they competed across five sections for the right to represent Yorkshire at the national finals.
In the Championship section an inspired Hepworth, directed by Mark Peacock, continued its good run of recent form, narrowly missing out on a place in the finals at the Royal Albert Hall by finishing third behind winners Black Dyke and second placed Carlton Main Frickley Colliery with Rothwell Temperance, Hammonds Saltaire and Grimethorpe Colliery making up the top six. Hepworth’s percussionist Carol Stephens also picked up the award for the best instrumentalist.
The Band, under the baton of Mark Peacock, ran out winners of the Championship Section at the Guild Hall, Preston, on January 24, 2016. It was a double success for the Musical Director, who also won the First Section honours with Longridge Band.
Hepworth, as did all the bands in the top section, played Cambridge Variations by Philip Sparke, which is the set test piece for the Area Contests in March.
The band joined forces with Wakefield Grammar School Foundation “Big Sing” Chorus and soloists at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School (QEGS) on Sunday March 20 with a programme from the world of musical theatre, including music from Les Misérables, the Lion King, Evita, Cats, Wicked, and The Sound of Music.
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Yorkshire Heritage is a celebration of Yorkshire music and musicians.
From folk songs via famous choirs and choral societies to world famous composers like Frederick Delius and John Barry, the musical heritage of the county is unique.
Yorkshire Heritage showcases this wide range of music from “God’s Own County”.
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The Band was formed in the village of Hepworth, near Holmfirth, in 1882, making it one of the oldest brass bands in the country. Today, it competes in the Championship Section, making it one of the best bands in the UK.
It has had a proud contesting tradition since its founding, and in recent years, has won a string of prestigious prizes. At the same time, it runs its own concert series every year, supports local charities and other events, including the famous Hepworth Feast, and appears at other venues across the U.K. throughout the year.
The Band relies on generous donations from a number of companies, both national and local, for its continued existence. Since the beginning it has also relied heavily on subscriptions raised from local people, and this tradition continues today.
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