Welcome to out new Kirby Band training sections page. We are proud to have 5 training bands which range from children and adults playing their first few notes to very competent grade 8 students. We have over 100 members in these groups and offer tuition, loan instruments and music free of charge. The groups are as follows:

Beginner Band – 9-9.30am Sunday morning – newest members from 5 notes + conducted by Annabel Kent
Learner Band   – 9.30-10am Sunday morning – Grade 1-3 conducted by Sarah Woodward who is also our Senior Band conductor.
Training Band – 10-11am Sunday morning - Grade 3 -8 Conducted by Jeanette Kendall
Shining Brass – 11-11.45am Sunday morning Grade 5 - 8 focussing on GSCE and A level music students. Conducted by Jeanette Kendall
Community Band – 8-9.30pm Tuesday evening . All players past and present plus new community members wanting to learn a new skill. Conducted by Emma Smailes.

Community Band and Shining Brass at Helmsley Church
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Having such a thriving training section is one of our proudest achievements as the future of our band lies in the hands of these members. As tutors we want to encourage our members to enjoy banding and music making as much as we have over the years and realise their potential in a fun and encouraging environment.
For information about the training sections please contact  :  jeanettekendall@btinternet.com

We have a busy year of music making ahead of us and fundraising for our new concert hall so please feel free to come along to any of the below events, we’d love to see you there!

2019 Calender
Saturday 2nd March Coffee Morning - Methodists Chapel Kirkbymoorside 10.30am-12.30pm - Solos and small ensembles welcome. Anyone can play!
Sunday 3rd March Concert at Memorial Hall - Training Band, Shining Brass, Community and Senior Band 6.30pm start
Sun 14th April Open rehearsal Beginner and Learner Band - Coffee, cake and refreshments for sale and also Easter Basket raffle 9-10am
Thursday 18th April Quiz Night Sun Inn - Pickering - everyone welcome
Wednesday 24th April Cake Stall, Towlers Arch - donations of baking greatly received
Fri 10th May Helmsley Church - Community Band and Shining Brass
Sat 18th May Rotary Club Youth Event - Recreation Club Pickering - time TBC
October 19 (TBC) CD Recording -all training sections

Training Bands
Christmas Concert 2018
All our five training bands played at All Saints Church on the 16th Dec 2018. What a concert it was with excellent playing from them all. Proud parents listened to the kids prove what a talented group they are.   Photos Click Here

Rehearsal times for our 6 bands

Band Highly Commended

Training Bands
Xmas Concert 2017
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Training Bands Concert
April 2017

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Training Bands Christmas Concert 2017
                                 

Sunday 11th was the annual Training Bands Concert at All Saints Church. The concert saw the church filled with residents and parents for a “Christmas Around the World” extravaganza.
The four training bands, Community, Beginner, Learner and Junior took the audience on the trip of a life time from Canada to Japan, Mexico to the Ukraine.

The concert also saw the first set annual Band Awards being presented.
· Speight cup – Pippa Williamson
· Edith Butler – Theo Flintoft
· Robin Butler – Phoebe Langton-White
· Midland bank cup for attendance – Grace Walker
· Fran maw shield– Annabel Kent· Certificates were given to – George Larson and Elise Smith for dedication and Annie Foster, Jessie Blacklock, Neve Kendall and Connie Moxon for progress.
The concert also saw a change of conductors at the helm, Emma Smailes taking her inaugrial Community Band Christmas Band Concert, Jeanette Kendall the Junior Band and Sarah Woodward the Beginner and Junior Band.

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Training Bands Xmas Concert - 2016

2015 Christman Training Bands Concert
Pics from the Bicentenary Celebratio
© Robin Pearson
Junior Christmas Concert Winners 2014
Christmas Concert Junior 2013 Master Class 2012

YKirkby Training Section Concert
April 2017
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The Training Bands are made up of the Beginner, Learner, Junior and Community Band and total over 80 musicians. Ranging in age from 4 - 70+ and from total beginner to accomplished performers, the bands are designed to give anyone who wishes to learn a brass instrument, regardless of age or ability, the opportunity to do so.

The training sections are led by Sarah Woodward the Kirkbymoorside Town Brass Band Bandmaster along with Jeanette Kendall assisted by Ben Smailes.

Kirkbymoorside Town Brass Band is one of the oldest Brass Bands in the Country, celebrating their bi-centenary in 2015. Whilst the senior band represents the town and county at the highest level at competitions throughout the UK, they know that for the survival of the band and indeed for the survival of brass bands nationally, tuition and teaching people to play is imperative.

The concert was outstanding with pieces ranging from traditional such as the Brass Band March Death or Glory from Brassed Off, to Disney such as the Bare Necessities from the Jungle Book to really tricky arrangements played by the Junior Band such as Ticket to Ride and Bohemium Rhapsody by the Community Band. John Woodward Kirkbymoorside Senior Band Master said:

"I was once again blown away by the standard of our youngsters and our community band. Some of these players started to play after Christmas and here they are giving a concert to 170+ people. I am so proud of what Sarah, Jeanette, Ben and all our helpers have achieved with the bands. I know the future of brass banding in Kirkbymoorside and beyond is safe with dedicated people like this leading the way. As the town band we are delighted to play for town events such as the 10K Fair, tractor run, Christmas Carolling and Armistice Parade, but we are also delighted to give the town the real joy of making music."

If you missed this concert then the Senior Band will be performing a night at the movies in aid of the Ryedale District Council Chairman's Charities on Saturday 6th May. Further details can be found at www.kirkbyband.co.uk though fancy dress is not guaranteed!