is Kirkbymoorside Back
the years, two castles have stood in the town and small fragments of one
can be seen to this day on the north edge of the town. Stones from one
castle were used to build the Toll House in the centre of the market place.
The Band Room Back to Top
The band room was built in 1976 on land kindly donated by James Holt who lives in Kirby. It is a purpose built building and is used for all band activities including practice which is two or three times a week. The band room is situated in Manor vale at the top of the village.
Brief History of the band. . Back
In 1965 the band took 3rd place playing in the 4th section at the National Finals, and repeated the area win in 1971 when promotion to the 3rd section followed. In 1980 the band was promoted to the 2nd section and won the Northern Area Contest by a clear 5 points. 1n 1981 the band went to London and were promoted to the Championship Section all in the same year . 1984 and 1986 saw the band win the Inter Counties Radio Brass Band Contest and were proclaimed outright champions. In 1989 the band was back in the 2nd section but following their success they were back in the championship section in 1991.
The band has a very healthy junior band which supplies a constant stream of players for the senior band. Leslie Maw 'BEM' retired after 36 years as band master in 1988. Leslie's contribution to the band can not be calculated and the band and the village holds him a position of high esteem. Sadly Less pased away peacefully in his sleep whilst listening to music in 2014 and our tribute to Less and his life with the band can be found HERE
The band has always been
a subscription band and rely on the generosity of the public for support.
If you would like to help by donating a gift of money to the band. Please
bear in mind that as a charity the band can benifit from Gift Aid provision.
Here for a Form.
In recent years the band has found it's fortunes switching between the 1st and Championship Sections. In 2008 the band came 3rd in the National Championships of Great Britain (First Section) held at Harrogate when John Woodward led the band's performance of "The Sage of Haaken The Good"
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