Hepworth Band at New Mill Church, January 19, 2020
Recording at Hade Edge Band Room

Band takes the long trip north for Scottish Open

The band is heading up to Perth, Scotland on November 26 to compete at the Scottish Open Championships, our first visit for some years, having previously taken the title back in 2004.

Then our Christmas calendar begins as usual with a visit to Thornhill Parish Church on December 10 and our annual Christmas concert will be in New Mill Church at 7pm on December 11.

Over ther course of December, we will be visiting villages and pubs around the Holme Valley to entertain you with carols, cuminating with carols in Hepworth village centre on Christmas Eve.

The band will also be playng at Hepworth Church on Sunday, December 18 for the annual carol concert. This will start later than usual because it clashes with the World Cup final.

Conroy Brook makes further grant to band

Holmfirth-based Conroy Brook Developments has made a further donation to the Band. The money will go towards general running costs.

Richard Conroy, CEO at Conroy Brook Developments, said: “We are pleased to be able to support Hepworth Band now they are back at rehearsals and performing at concert and contests. We have a long-standing connection with brass bands locally and are proud to continue our support of music making in the Holme Valley.”

A village band proud to be ranked among the best

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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