West Yorkshire Brass is a brass band, formed in 1986. Prior to this a number of its members were playing with the West Yorkshire Fire Service Band. However, when that band converted from a brass band to a military band many of the brass players found themselves without a band.
As a result those brass players got together and formed a new band ~ West Yorkshire Brass.
All members of the band come from throughout West Yorkshire. From Todmorden to Leeds ~ Keighley to Wakefield. So West Yorkshire Brass is a fitting name.
Over the years membership of the band has increased purely by word of mouth. Most members of the band are ‘ on the wrong side of 40 ‘ with one member now aged 89, so clearly we are not a youth band! Most of our members have been there, done it and got the T-shirt.
The band plays at a substantial number of concerts each year, throughout West, North and East Yorkshire. We are not a contesting band and are quite happy to rehearse only once a week.
In addition to the full Brass Band we also have a 10 piece Small Ensemble and a Small Group (Brass Quartet). Both groups are able to provide a full concert program or simply incidental music, mainly for private functions.
Filey has lovely gardens behind the promenade with a bandstand where you can enjoy brass band concerts on Sunday afternoons throughout the summer season.
If the weather is bad any concerts will be re-located to St. John's Church on West Avenue.
Whilst every effort goes into ensuring this gig listing is accurate and up to date, always check with the venue before you travel.