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Trio of new signings at Brighouse & Rastrick

June 22, 2022
The West Riding band welcomes three new players to the ranks.


Death of Mike Hadcroft

June 20, 2022
The death has been announced of former Brighouse & Rastrick cornet player Mike Leon Hadcroft.


McElligott returns to Brighouse

June 13, 2022
Ian McElligott has made a return to Brighouse & Rastrick to take on the role as Resident Musical Director.

Amy Ewen

Ewen adds to RNCM workshop day

April 18, 2022
Brighouse & Rastrick baritone player Amy Ewen will be a part of the forthcoming Young Middle Brass workshop at the RNCM in Manchester.


Brighouse honours volunteer service

March 29, 2022
The dedicated commitment of six Brighouse & Rastrick Band stalwarts was recognised at the band's recent annual concert.

David King

Thursday interview with Prof David King

January 27, 2022
We chat with Prof David King about the programme of music he will conduct with Brighouse & Rastrick Band at the RNCM Brass Band Festival this weekend.

Floral Danbce

Back to the 70's with Brighouse

December 13, 2021
A Channel Five television show has recalled the pop hits of 1977 — including that one that reached number 2 from the band from West Riding.


The sound of the Robin on Radio 3

December 01, 2021
The sweet euphonium sound of Liz Lane's 'Robin, Robin' was heard on Radio 3 recently, played by Steven Mead and Brighouse & Rastrick Band.

Hirst and Broadbent

Brighouse celebrate reunion return

October 24, 2021
Players past and present gave the audience at Huddersfield Town Hall an evening packed full of nostalgia on their long awaited annual concert series return.


From a King to a Duc for Brighouse at London

September 08, 2021
Covid-19 travel restrictions see Brighouse & Rastrick link up with Valaisia's Arsene Duc after Prof David King has to remain in Australia.


Brighouse to make Whit Friday support detour

August 30, 2021
The famous West Riding band will be making a musical stop off on their way to a concert to help support the Greenfield Autumn Leaves 'Hymn & March' contest.


Brighouse looks to team up with past members

July 27, 2021
A special re-union band will join Brighouse & Rastrick Band on stage for their 75th massed band concert later this year.


Brighouse look for open and honest dialogue from Brass Bands England

July 07, 2021
A strongly worded open letter to BBE from the West Riding band asks for a "full and frank retraction and apology to the band" for what they believe were, "their thinly veiled attacks on us".


Brighouse & Rastrick out of Best of Brass Festival on weekend

June 30, 2021
West Riding band states that they cannot perform to the standard they wish for themselves, supporters and audience by playing with bell covers.


Brighouse help big game build up

June 29, 2021
Brighouse & Rastrick has done its bit to help build up the atmosphere to the big game between England and Germany this evening.


Brighouse set for concert broadcast

June 06, 2021
Brighouse & Rastrick will broadcast a special online concert as part of their Arts Council Culture Recovery Fund objectives.


Brighouse recovery boost gains media coverage

April 14, 2021
Brighouse & Rastrick's return to musical action has been boosted by the Culture Recovery Fund and some media spotlight treatment from the local press.


4BR Emerging Player Profile: Amy Ewen

March 28, 2021
In the first of a new series 4BR features interviews with some of the new faces making their mark in the banding movement around the world.


Besson bags Brighouse rising stars

March 27, 2021
The cornet and baritone duo of Tom Smith and Amy Ewen have joined the Besson stable of performance artists.


By Royal appointment...

December 08, 2020
An ensemble from Brighouse & Rastrick Band provided the musical accompaniment to a visit to Batley by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Tom Smith

Brighouse snap up Smith

July 23, 2020
Tom Smith makes a quick detour over the Pennines from Fairey to Brighouse & Rastrick to fill their principal cornet vacancy.


Irwin return at Brighouse

July 16, 2020
The experienced Martin Irwin returns to wear the purple and gold for a third time looking to repeat past successes. .


New recording partnership for Brighouse & Rastrick

June 14, 2020
A new collaboration will see Brighouse & Rastrick produce a series of releases with KMJ Recordings.


Enjoy vintage Brighouse & Rastrick

May 20, 2020
You can enjoy a rare film of Brighouse & Rastrick Band from 1965 thanks to the archive at the British Film Institute.

Floral Dance

Brighouse brings the Floral Dance into your living room...

March 29, 2020
The famous West Riding band has been doing its bit of social media outreach work with a great new take on its most famous concert encore...


Report & Result: 2022 Morley March & Hymn Tune

June 27 • Skelmanthorpe make it a clean sweep in Morley to return in style to march and hymn tune honours.


Cooke lead ends at WFEL Fairey

June 27 • WFEL Fairey take decision to end musical partnership with Adam Cooke as they announce Swiss lead for British Open.


4BR Weekend Quiz: Connect 4

June 26 • An easy one to get you back into quiz mode over the next few weeks on 4BR...


Carry on Camping anyone?

June 26 • Why not enjoy some great fun and music making at the Uni-Brass Band Camp? There's still time to book your place.

Boarshurst Silver Band - David Morris World Champion Whistler

Saturday 2 July • Uppermill Civic Hall. Lee Street. Uppermill. Saddleworth OL3 6AE

Grimethorpe Colliery Band - KKL Luzern, Switzerland – Brassed Off Live!

Saturday 2 July • Europapl. 1, 6005 Luzern 6005 Luzern

Boarshurst Silver Band - Silk Brass

Sunday 3 July • Boarshurst Band Club. Greenbridge Lane. Greenfield. Saddleworth OL3 7EW

Lofthouse 2000 Brass Band - Keithley & Worth Valley Railway - Oxenhope Station

Sunday 3 July • Oxenhope Station K&W Railway. Mill Lane. Oxenhope BD22 9LB

Derwent Brass - THIS IS DERWENT 30! Gala Concert

Saturday 9 July • Allestree Woodlands School Theatre, Blenheim Drive, Allestree, Derby DE22 2LW

Linthwaite Band

June 27 • We are a friendly 4th section Band, based in Huddersfield, currently looking for front row cornet players and a percussionist.

Harlow Brass Band

June 27 • HBB are a friendly, non-contesting band who have a vacancy for a MUSICAL DIRECTOR. We play at various local events and hold our own concert twice a year. We play to a good standard and are looking for an MD who can take us forward.

Blidworth Welfare Band

June 24 • The Championship section Blidworth Welfare band are now accepting applications for the position of BBb bass Player. Following an excellent Midlands area and 1st place at Buxton contest we are looking for a Bass player to join our ranks. .

John Maines

BA (Hons)
Presenter, compere and conductor


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