Hepworth Band logo Hepworth Band at New Mill Church, January, 22, 2017.

Dates for your diary

March

Quality Folk and Champion Brass with Roger Davies
Folk singer Roger Davies
Holmfirth Picturedrome, Sunday, March 25, 7.00pm.
The Brighouse-based Yorkshire singer-songwriter Roger Davies joins forces with the award winning Hepworth Brass Band for this concert at the Picturedrome, Holmfirth.
Tickets, £12.00, available from The Picturedrome, the Box Office Bar, Holmfirth, or the Band (07885 251454).

April

The Big Sing
Queen Elizabeth Hall, Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Sunday, April 22, 3.00pm.
The Band once again visits Wakefield to play alongside Wakefield Grammar School Foundation and soloists in their annual concert.

May

The Grand Shield Qualifying Contest for the British Open
The Winter Gardens, Blackpool, Saturday, May 12, Unknown.
Hepworth join 19 other top bands at the Winter Gardens to try and gain a coveted place in the British Open Championships next September in Symphony Hall, Birmingham.
Tickets available on the door.
The Saddleworth Whit Friday March Contests
Saddleworth, Friday, May 25, 5.00pm till late.
The Whit Friday contests are often described as “The greatest free show on Earth”. Hepworth will be marching and playing in the villages round Saddleworth along with bands from all over Europe, and possibly further afield.
Admission: Usually free; there may be a collection, depending on the venue.

June

Hepworth Feast
Hepworth, near Holmfirth, Monday, June 25, 2.00pm and 6.30pm.
The Band leads the traditional circular walk from Hepworth School through the villages of Scholes and Jackson Bridge, with stops for hymn singing on the way. More hymns in the evening when the Band leads the united sing in the centre of the village.

July

Brighouse March & Hymn Tune Contest
Town Hall Square, Brighouse, Sunday, July 1, Afternoon.
About 20 bands from Youth to Championship sections compete in the march and hymn tune contest organised by Brighouse Lions International.
Durham Miners’ Gala
Durham City, Saturday, July 7, All Day.
Hepworth Band will be marching to the Big Meeting representing New Herrington Colliery, near Houghton-le-Spring. The Gala, first held in 1871, is the largest unofficial miners’ and trade union gathering in the United Kingdom.
Brass at the Butchers
The Butchers Arms, Sunday, July 15, 2.00pm.
To be confirmed: Enjoy a free concert by Hepworth Band outside the Butchers Arms, Hepworth.

September

Brass at the Butchers
The Butchers Arms, Sunday, September 2, 2.00pm.
To be confirmed: Enjoy a free concert by Hepworth Band outside the Butchers Arms, Hepworth.

October

Aireborough Rotary Club Concert with Frank Renton
Yeadon Town Hall, Friday, October 26, 7.30pm.
The Band returns to Yeadon once again for this annual concert organised by Frank Renton.

November

Service of Remembrance
Christ Church, New Mill, Sunday, November 11, 10.30.
The yearly Remembrance Day service, followed by “The Last Post” outside New Mill British Legion Club.
BandFest 2018
Elsecar Heritage Centre, Saturday, November 17, 8.30pm.

December

Hepworth Band Christmas Concert
Christ Church, New Mill, Sunday, December 9, 7.00pm.
The Band returns to New Mill Church for one if its most popular events of the year.
Carol Service
Holy Trinity Church, Hepworth, Sunday, December 16, 4pm.
Hepworth’s own service to service to get you into the Christmas spirit. All welcome.

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