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York Railway

New assistant lead for York Railway

July 10, 2024
Dr James Lolley has been appointed as the new Assistant Musical Director of York Railway Institute Band.

Brett Baker

Baker trips the Light Fantastic with York

February 24, 2024
York Railway Institute Band recently welcomed trombone soloist Brett Baker for a concert of fantastic highlights.


Sponsorship boost aids York Railway's track to Cheltenham

April 05, 2023
York Railway Institute Band has announced a new sponsorship partnership with Rowley & Sons Funeral Directors for the coming year.

Ian Bruce

Death of Ian Bruce

December 20, 2022
The death has been announced of Ian Bruce, the highly respected tuba player, supporter and administrator of York Railway Institute Band.


On the sixth day of Christmas...

December 06, 2022
The chance to hear Mozart's 'Requiem' masterpiece for choral society, soloists and brass band...


Time to link up with Ian Bousfield

October 21, 2022
There is still time to learn from one of the world's great brass instrumentalists in York this weekend — as Ian Bousfield leads a free special workshop afternoon.

Ian Bousfield

Bousfield to head to York for premiere performance

October 12, 2022
Ian Bousfield will perform in York later this month to give the world premiere of a new work by composer David Lancaster.


Percussion boost for York

September 29, 2022
York Railway Institute Band will head to Bolsover with an added bit of percussion...


Bousfield to lead free teaching workshop in York

September 08, 2022
There is a fantastic opportunity to learn from one of the world's great brass instrumentalists in York next month for free — as Ian Bousfield leads a special workshop afternoon.

York Railway

All aboard...

September 08, 2022
A trio of new players choose their next banding destination at York Railway Institute Band.


New principal takes the lead at York

July 31, 2022
Katie Wannop returns to become the new principal cornet at York Railway Institute Band.


Death of Percy Dinsdale

January 15, 2022
The death has been announced of one of the stalwarts of York Railway Institute Band.


Gabriel horn sounds a winning note

February 28, 2018
The talented Gabriel Snowden has become the first recipient of the Trevor Bousfield Memorial Trophy following his fine performane at the recent York Railway Institute Band Section, Solo & Ensemble Contest.


York Railway Institute continues on the right tracks to future success

October 10, 2017
From being close to being shunted into oblivion, York Railway Institute Band is now looking forward to a bright future.

Graham Walker

Walker makes long awaited Institute return

February 10, 2017
Half a century after he first took to the principal cornet chair, Graham Walker returns to York Railway Institute Band as the top man.


House of Lancaster takes over York

December 21, 2016
The experienced conductor David Lancaster takes over the lead role at York Railway Institute Band

York Railway

Player boost for York Railway Institute

April 12, 2016
Two new players join the ranks of York Railway Institute Band.

Kevin Moxon

Rail lines converge for Moxon

March 04, 2016
Sop star Kevin Moxon will have the choice of two different musical platforms at York Railway Institute...

Ian Bruce

York tribute to remarkable banding servant

December 09, 2015
York Railway Institute Band has paid tribute to a remarkable bandsman — Ian Bruce.

Paul Jones

York adds to tuba strength in depth

August 06, 2015
York Railway Institute has been busy again with the summer signings as Paul Jones brings a touch of Grenadier depth to their bass team.

New players

York welcomes new top flight quartet

August 04, 2015
York Railway Institute Band welcomes a quartet of new players ahead of its first top flight Dr Martin appearance.

Peter Smith

New premiere set for York

April 18, 2015
York Railway Institute Band will be premièring a brand new work from their composer in residence Peter Byrom-Smith.


New musical lines laid for York Railway

September 05, 2014
A new composer in residence will be providing plenty of new musical lines for York Railway Institute Band.

Yorks Railway Institute

New MD takes the helm at Kirkby Lonsdale

September 05, 2014
Gordon Clough is the new man at the helm of Kirkby Lonsdale Band following the retirement of Allan Greenwood.

York Railway Band

York head to Cheltenham with Geneva cornet boost

August 09, 2014
York Railway Institute Band will head to the National Finals boosted by the sound of their new Geneva Symphony cornets...


Pride returns with Tredegar

July 23 • A special 10th anniversary live music screening of the multi-award winning film will be held in Wales later this year.


Cutt's Irish cream lapped up in Enniskillen

July 23 • Prof Garry Cutt and his team of tutors inspired the music making on the recent Fermanagh/Tyrone Brass Band Summer School.

Simon Langston

New MD at Simon Langton Brass

July 23 • Keith Demetriou Twyman returns to the conducting podium to spearhead exciting new future.


BrookWright Music: Horizon: The Promise of the Lord (Andrew Wainwright)

July 23 • A new concert/contest work inspired by a classic Welsh hymn tune is sure to being enjoyment to performers and audiences alike.

Boarshurst Silver Band - Sunday Brass Concert - Phoenix Brass

Sunday 28 July • Boarshurst Band Club, Greenbridge Lane OL3 7EW

Dobcross Silver Band - Milnrow Band

Sunday 28 July • Dobcross Band Club. Platt Lane. Dobcross. Saddleworth. Oldham OL3 8AD

Regent Brass - 'Brass on the Grass' at Westminster Abbey

Wednesday 14 August • Great Peter House, Abbey Gardens, 2 Great College St, London SW1P 3SE


Sunday 1 September • Boarshurst Band Club, Greenbridge Lane OL3 7EW

Contest: 170th British Open

Saturday 7 September • Broad Street, Birmingham. B1 2EA

Chinnor Silver

July 23 • Require a Bass player (Bb or Eb), Bass trombone, Soprano cornet and Percussionist. We are a friendly, ambitious 2nd section band that will start 2025 at the top of their Regional league table. We are located in South Oxfordshire and have our own bandroom in Chinnor

Linthwaite Band

July 23 • We are a 4th section contesting Band, based on the outskirts of Huddersfield, and we currently have a vacancy for a tenor trombone, to complete our friendly team.

Thoresby Colliery Band

July 22 • Thoresby Colliery Band are inviting applications for a Baritone player.. We are at the top of tables for the 1st section Midlands Area, with a sensible calendar of concerts and contests.

Morgan Griffiths

Dip. Performance
Conductor, Peripatetic Music Teacher, Lower brass specialist


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