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. The band room is also used for fund raising events such as, domino drives usually held on Saturday nights through the year. A new extension has been built for storage and general duties.
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. He is still involved with the band and his advice and wisdom is greatly appreciated. It was particularly fitting that he was awarded the British Empire Medal on his retirement.
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 ring the secretary Alan Martin and ask him where to send the money. Mention you saw the request on the WEB.
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