Christ Church, New Mill, Sunday, January 19, 3.00pm.
Hepworth Band returns to one of its favourite venues for an afternoon of waltzes and wonderful Viennese music served up with a complimentary glass of fizz. Tickets £8.00, are available now from Wm. Sykes and Sons Estate Agents, Holmfirth; New Mill Post Office; the Church, and the Band (phone 07885 251454).
The Yorkshire Brass Band Championships
Town Hall, Sunday, March 8, Afternoon.
Hepworth competes against some of the best bands in the world in the fight to represent Yorkshire at this year’s National Championships. The set piece will be A Tale As Yet Untold by Philip Sparke.
The 100th British Open Brass Band Spring Festival
Blackpool Winter Gardens, Saturday, May 9, all day.
The band will be competing in the Centenary Grand Shield qualifying contest for the 2020 British Open.
The Whit Friday March Contests
Saddleworth, Friday, June 5, 4.30pm.
Hepworth will be among about 100 bands from all over the UK and even some from abroad competing for the prizes at the villages around Saddleworth, at what has been called the greatest free show on Earth.
Hepworth, Monday, June 29, 2.00pm.
The band will lead the feast procession from Hepworth School over to Scholes, down to Jackson Bridge, and then back up through the village to the school, stopping at various points along the way for hymn singing, and later accompanyng the communal sing outside the Butcher’s Arms at 7.00pm.
Brighouse March and Hymn Contest
Town Hall Square, Sunday, July 5, all afternoon.
Hepworth return to Brighouse for this popular contest.
Durham Miners’ Gala
New Herrington and Durham City, Saturday, July 11, all day.
The Band will be representing New Herrington Colliery, near Houghton-le-Spring.