The Band is staging its own tribute to Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 22, with an Oompah Night in Hepworth Village Hall. Come along from 8.00pm for an evening of Bavarian music and silly games. Lederhosen and dirndl optional.
Tickets, £10.00, including pie and pea supper, are available from Ruth Brook (686557), Jon Armitage (07885 251454) or any band member.
Hepworth gave a very different kind of concert at Dewsbury Town Hall on Sunday, September 25, aimed at younger children. Star of the show was Mr. Bloom from CBeebies, Ben Faulks, left.
Both band members and much of the audience turned up in fancy dress to hear children's favourites such as “Frozen” and “Pirates of the Caribbean”.
Our thanks go to pBone and Carol Stephens for running the music workshops before the concert proper.
The band will be making a welcome return to Yeadon Town Hall on Friday October 21 as guests of Aireborough Rotary Club for their annual concert under the direction of BBC Radio 2 Listen to the Band Presenter Frank Renton, with very special guest soloist Daniel Thomas, the 2016 BBC Radio 2 Young Brass Musician of the Year.
The housebuilder Conroy Brook has announced that its sponsorship deal with the Band has been renewed for a further year. The sponsorship comes as Conroy Brook celebrate their 20th anniversary—Full Story.
Hepworth Band is celebrating the 20th anniversary of “Brassed Off” at the Picturedrome, Holmfirth, on Sunday, November 20 at 1.30pm.
This British classic film comes to the Picturedrome with live music from the Band before the screening, featuring music from the original soundtrack including the popular march “Death or Glory”, “Danny Boy”, “The Clog Dance”, “Florentiner March”, the finale from Rossini’s “William Tell” and of course “Orange Juice” – Rodrigo’s “Concierto de Aranjuez”.
Tickets, £10.00, available from The Picturedrome Box Office Bar, Wm. Sykes Estate Agents, Holmfirth and the Band (07885 251454).
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.
Full details can be found here.
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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