Band Highly Commended for Community Work.

Kirkbymoorside Town Brass Band have been highly commended for the work they do for the community during a visit by the High Sheriff of North Yorkshire – John Furness.
The Band who celebrated their bi-centenary last year now has over 120 players across 5 bands, providing free instruments and tuition to all who wish to learn with players aged 5 – 75+. They also provide brass tuition in 2 local primary schools, whilst the senior band represents the town and county at the highest level at competitions throughout the UK. As the town band they are an integral part of the community, and are delighted to play for town events such as the 10K Fair, tractor run, Christmas Carolling and Armistice Parade.

The band had been commended to the High Sheriff for their work by The Lord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire. Whilst supporting the crown and judiciary are central elements of the year long post, the High Sheriff also has a role in encouraging and supporting charities. Mr Furness, who took the office of High Sheriff earlier this year, said

“I am delighted to present this High Sheriff Award to the Kirkbymoorside Town Band. This band has served the community for many years. They perform for free to numerous charitable fund raising events and offer excellent training programmes to its members. Thousands of people enjoy the band each year and I am very happy to support and commend them for their good work in serving their local community”
The High Sheriff, Presented the band with a cheque for £250.00 at their bandroom in Manor Vale, where he was also able to meet and hear member’s from across the 5 bands and learn of the bands plans for the future. John Woodward, Kirkbymoorside Town Brass Band Master, Said:
“We are delighted to have been recognised in such a way, it is a real honour to have been able to welcome the High Sheriff to our Band Room here in Manor Vale, to meet our youngsters, players and committee. We feel this is not only recognition of our work, but also of our community, the town of Kirkbymoorside, they support us in all we do and we are so proud to be their band”