The band is looking forward to welcoming Dr David Thornton (below) back to the bandroom as it begins preparations for the 99th Spring Brass Festival at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool on Saturday 18th May.
We are also delighted to welcome the evergreen Mike Kilroy back to the band on solo euphonium for the contest.
The band will compete in the Grand Shield with the challenge of performing Fraternity by Thierry Deleruyelle, the set work for the 2017 British Open Championships.
The top two bands in the Grand Shield qualify for this year’s British Open at Symphony Hall, Birmingham in September.
June sees the start for the season of march contests with Mark Bentham (top) returning to lead the band at the Travellers Rest March & Hymn Tune Contest, Meltham on the 8th June, the Whit Friday March Contests around the villages of Saddleworth and Tameside on 14th June and the Brighouse March & Hymn Tune contest on 7th July.
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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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