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Brass in Concert

Report & Result: 2022 Brass in Concert Championship

November 19, 2022
Brighouse & Rastrick tangos to victory for the first time since 2007 at the 45th Brass in Concert Sage, Gateshead.

Yorkshire film

Open champion to bring silent Echoes to life

October 27, 2022
Brighouse & Rastrick will lead the musical accompaniment to the world premiere of an evocative film by composer Neil Brand at the Yorkshire Silent Film Festival.


King looks forward to more title success

October 25, 2022
As Prof David King returns home for a well-earned Winter break — he tells 4BR that he is already looking forward to his return to the UK in 2023.


Champions combine for Hollywood attraction

October 18, 2022
British Open Champions Brighouse & Rastrick welcome National Champions Foden's to bring a touch of Hollywood to Huddersfield this weekend.

Brighouse and Rastrick celebrating their British Open win

Rankings update — October

October 08, 2022
The latest Band Supplies 4barsrest Rankings show some significant movements throughout following the first phase of the busy autumn contesting season.


Brighouse have their cake and eat it...

October 05, 2022
Sometimes it's very nice to eat your words...


Brighouse show off their Bobby Dazzler on the BBC

September 15, 2022
Players from the newly crowned British Open Champion have helped to boost the profile of the band on their main regional television news programme.

Le Fil

Brighouse cheer to support Le Fil title bid

September 07, 2022
Drag Queen Le Fil has been inspired by the music and the fashion of the iconic Brighouse & Rastrick Whit Friday uniform to make a mark in their national title bid...


Brighouse to head to Snape Maltings

August 16, 2022
Brighouse & Rastrick will make a high profile appearance at the famous Snape Maltings Concert Hall later this month.


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.


Performance accolade for Easington

November 25 • Easington Colliery help provide one of the highlights of the Durham BRASS Festival to gain deserved accolade.


Kennedy boost for cooperation ahead of Perth

November 25 • The cooperation band will take to the stage at the Scottish Open boosted by their new signing.


New contest for Birmingham

November 25 • The ConsTest — Birmingham Open Brass Band Competition hopes to attract bands to the heart of the city in 2023.


New trio at Lindley

November 25 • The Lindley Band has welcomed three new players to the ranks.

Contest: Swiss National Championships

Saturday 26 November • Stravinski Hall, Montreaux. Claude-Nobs 5, 1820 Montreaux, Switzerland 1820

Boarshurst Silver Band - Diggle Community Brass

Sunday 27 November • Boarshurst Band Club. Greenbridge Lane. Greenfield. Saddleworth OL3 7EW

Mereside Brass - Tatton Park Farm when Father Christmas is visiting

Sunday 27 November • Tatton Park Farm. Knutsford. Cheshire. WA16 6QN (Sat Nav WA16 6SG) WA16 6SG

Dobcross Silver Band - The Hammonds Band

Sunday 27 November • Dobcross Band Club. Platt Lane. Dobcross. Saddleworth OL3 5AD OL3 5AD

Regent Hall Concerts - Band of the RAF Regiment Symphonic Brass Ensemble

Friday 2 December • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London W1C2DJ

Greenfield Brass Band

November 24 • We are a friendly, progressive 3rd Section Band based in Saddleworth and are looking to fill the following positions prior to the North West Area.. Bass Trombone,. Solo Baritone,. Percussion (Tuned or Kit) . . Rehearsals Mon & Thurs at Friezland Bowling Club

Mereside Brass

November 23 • Mereside Brass (Rudheath, Northwich) are looking for a front row CORNET, possibly PRINCIPAL for the right player. We are a friendly 4th Section band, currently not contesting but with a sensible calendar of jobs and band social events

Easingwold Town Band

November 22 • . We are a 4th Section band with vacancies for soprano cornet, front-row cornet and Eb bass. We offer a friendly welcome at our bandroom in Easingwold, 12 miles north of York (postcode YO61 3DB). Rehearsals Monday 7.30 to 9.15 p.m. Come for a blow!

Sam Fisher

BA (Hons), PGCE, Dip.ABRSM
Conductor, Adjudicator (AoBBA), Composer/Arranger, Cornet & Flugelhorn Soloist


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