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February 17, 2022
There was a hugely encouraging start for the Ratby Daytime Band as players far and wide enjoyed a lunchtime work out.
January 18, 2022
New faces young and old join the set-up at Ratby Mid Band in time for their assault on the Midlands Area title.
October 18, 2021
The Ratby Co-operative Band has thanked the banding community for their messages of support and congratulations following their outstanding Royal Albert Hall result.
October 08, 2021
4BR catches up with Mareika Gray to talk about Ratby Co-operative's remarkable fifth place finish at the National Championships at the Royal Albert Hall — one that came in just a three week period of preparation.
September 10, 2021
The Ratby Co-operative Band has accepted the invitation to compete at the National Final following Desford's withdrawal.
December 07, 2020
A new CD release from the Ratby Co-operative Band organisation aims to bring joy to supporters and cash to the coffers.
April 30, 2020
The death has been announced of the respected band administrator Howard Bland.
February 19, 2020
The respected cornet soloist Jamie Hood will make his contest debut with Ratby Co-operative Band at the forthcoming Midlands Area contest.
August 31, 2019
Luke Pallister is set to become the new principal cornet at Ratby Co-operative Band following a final Open appearance with Leyland.
May 02, 2019
Ratby Cooperative lead the winners at a day of excellent music making as bands return to Buxton's wonderful Octagon Theatre.
July 27, 2018
The Ratby Band will welcome two new foundation layers to their band...
January 10, 2018
The death has been announced of Betty Anderson, one of the pioneering women of the brass band movement in the 20th century.
September 21, 2017
The talented Richard Bates has joined Ratby Band on soprano alongside a few more talented signings.
March 29, 2017
Geoff Wood takes over the conducting duties at Ratby Co-operative Mid Band.
October 13, 2016
David Purkiss has been appointed as the new Associate Musical Director at Ratby Co-operative Band.
July 18, 2016
Mareika Gray has become the new professional MD at the Ratby Co-operative Band organisation — renewing a pioneering link with the past.
March 24, 2016
The 12 year musical partnership between Ratby Co-operative Band and Michael Fowles will come to an end at the Senior Cup in Blackpool in May.
June 03, 2015
The young players of the Ratby Co-operative Youth Band recently enjoyed a third musical trip to the joys of Euro-Disney Paris.
May 19, 2015
Despite just missing out on promotion to the Grand Shield in 2016, Ratby Co-operative is still happy at their show of contesting consistency.
April 11, 2015
Ratby Co-operative Youth Band will be making their third trip to perform at Disneyland Paris in May.
November 28, 2014
The Ratby Co-operative Band organisation has been making a threeway contesting mark of late.
August 26, 2014
The death has been reported of one of great characters of Leicestershire banding.
August 20, 2014
There was a superb week of music making on the recent Wessex Band Summer School — especially enjoyed by young Ratby Band players.
April 04, 2012
The young players of Ratby have been enjoying quartet success.
October 04, 2011
The Ratby Mid Band certainly enjoyed its first experience of the Green Dragon at Hardraw Scar...