Come an listen to our wonderful Training Sections play their annual Christmas Concert

Our Training Band and Community Band playing at the Helmsley Arts Centre 29th Sept 2023
Training Bands Summer Concert Video   2023
Did they play well?   yes they did. The concert was enjoyed by a very good sized audience for afternoon tea and concert afterwards. Well done to all who contributed and lets look forward to another next year.

Kirkby Band - Solo Contest 2023
Is there a better way to spend a Sunday than to sit and listen to over 30 of the best musicians in the area who are willing to be tested in a contest judged by one of,  if not the best cornet player in brass banding, Richard Marshall. I think he was very impressed  by the playing of all the age groups from Year 3 & 4 to the Veterans. Thank's for taking part and special thank's to our sponsors 'SMITH WATKINS' and  lets hope this becomes a yearly event.

For a bigger group image, click the picture.

Brass on Tap 29th - 30th Oct 2022
Wow what a weekend, the band hall has been filed with wonderful music on Saturday and Sunday. Training and Community Band you were simply spectacular on Saturday Night at Brass on Tap - Just wonderful. Beginner/Learner and Shining Brass wow you were spooktacular, fantastic - and now on to Christmas. Thank you from all us Conductors to all of you and all our helpers for all you hard work and a massive thank you to Phil Woodward who was sound/stage and lighting extraordinaire.
Sledmere - Horse Drawn Horse Ambulance restoration project
10th April 2022
On Sunday 10th April our Training Band, Conducted by Jeanette Kendall played to a standing room only Audience  at Sledmere House. The Training Band have provided the soundtrack to a truly remarkable film about the Horse Drawn Horse Ambulance restoration project. On the 10th they played for the world premier of the film. 
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                           Click Here for some more photos by Elly Ross

Welcome to our 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 – Annabel Kent. newest members from 5 notes +
Learner Band. 9.30-10am Sunday. Sarah Woodward Grade 1-3
Training Band. 10-11am Sunday. Jeanette Kendall. Grade 3 -8
Shining Brass. 11-11.45am Sunday. Jeanette Kendall. Grade 5-8 focusing on GSCE and A level music students.
Community Band. 8.00-9.30pm Tuesday. Emma Smailes. All players past and present plus new community members wanting to learn a new skill.

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.   Rehearsal times for our 6 bands
For information about the training sections please contact  :
Sunday 15th Dec 2019
James Holt Concert Hall
Training Section Concert

Saturday 9th November
James Holt Concert Hall
Shining Brass

We had a really exciting concert on Saturday 9th November  at the concert hall which involved everyone who plays in Shining Brass.The concert was a mixture of pieces from the group but also a chance to perform their pieces accompanied by Mr Moxon on the piano which they will go on to record for their GCSE and A Level studies.
Thank's for coming and we hope you were impressed.
Sorry, the sound is not in sync. We may get round to correcting this.


Training Bands Recording
Well played everyone.
Here are a few pics from the day

NYMAZ, BBE and North Yorkshire County Music Service

Masterclass - 31st June 2019

"Well done to all that attended the masterclass yesterday at Catterick Garrison organised by NYMAZ, BBE and North Yorkshire County Music Service. What a great day it was! Led by the amazing Katrina Marzella she kept us focussed all day and we all enjoyed the classes in small ensemble playing, a very informative conducting course, funk and improvisation music and composing a 12 bars blues piece which was performed by Flat Cap Brass. I'm sure we all picked up some great skills from the day."

2019 Calender

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!
Welburn Hall Garden Party Sat 6th July 2-4pm
Summer Party, Moorside Club Kirkby Sun 21st July - 2.-4pm

October 19 (TBC) CD Recording -all training sections

Training Band At The Easingwold Contest 2019
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Community Band and Shining Brass at Helmsley Church
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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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Youtube Video
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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.


Christmas Concert Junior 2013

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

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."