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North of England 1st Section Champions - 2015

Kirkbymoorside, or Kirkby as it is known locally, is situated at the southern foothills of the North Yorks Moors. It is 7 miles from Pickering and 6 miles from Helmsley. Kirkby has had a band since at least 1815 and we have the minutes book from 1890 until today. The bands first contest win was the Kirkbymoorside poultry and industrial show contest of 1886. Our band room was built in 1976 on land kindly donated by James Holt who lives in Kirkby. It is a purpose built building and is used for all band activities including practices which are three or four times a week. In addition to our Senior Band we have several teaching bands ranging in ability from the Beginner Band made up of people who can play just a few notes, to a quite capable ensemble of GCSE and A level students. We also have an adult teaching band - our "Community Band" and all of our musical ensembles deliver public performances.

Open Day - Sunday Afternoon, 22nd September 2:30 PM.

Thank's for coming to our Concert Hall opening. It was great to see so many of you there. We will have a full report here soon To see the details of the build and opening evening
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What are our Junior and Training bands are up to

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.

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George Gold - London to Kirkbymoorside ride for the new Band Hall

After only a thirty year hiatus, I dusted off my trumpet and starting playing for the Community section of the Kirkbymoorside Town Band and I absolutely love it. It's amazing that a town the size of Kirkbymoorside can field the number of players they have.Travelling from North Yorkshire to London to see friends and family and for work over many years has often made me wonder about doing the journey on a bike, though perhaps not on the A1... Helping raise funds to finish the new band room provides an excellent excuse to finally do it. I will set off from King's Cross Station on Saturday 22nd June and will aim to arrive back in Kirkbymoorside the following day. The total distance will be roughly 230 miles and because I’m travelling from south to north, it will be entirely uphill!  Well my target was £500 but by the time I reached the band room, the total had reached £1654.00.

Well done George and THANK'S.                A few more photos - Click here

O2 Arena

Three of the band’s younger players, Charlie Flintoft, Ella Smailes, both aged 11, and Theo Flintoft, 10, travelled to London to scale the 02 Arena.
The trio braved extremely harsh winds and rain to reach the top of the 100 metre high diameter structure. Leading the expedition they reached the top in just under 25 minutes
In total the team, who play in the beginner, learner and training bands have raised more than £350 for the new band hall.

Easingwold March and Hymn Contest
1st June 2019

We thought we played OK, unfortunately the adjudicator did not agree. Never mind bring on next year. The marching adjudicator on the other hand, thought we were great and '1st on the march' was the prize. The training band played very well too and received a great ovation.

Jeanette collecting the deportment shield
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Yorkshire Concert
Sunday 19th  May 2019
Kirkbymoorside Memorial Hall

What a great night of all things YORKSHIRE, Gods own county. Thank's for all the support for the band and we hope you enjoyed the trip around our wonderful county. A very very special thank's to Yorkshires own 'ADAM COLLIER' who had us all in stitches between the tunes. Don't forget phone calls to the almighty are charged at a local rate in any church in Yorkshire. See you at the next concert.

10k Run - Sunday 5th May 20019
Joe Sails and Matthew Baildon

Joe and Matt ran in the 10k run to raise cash, over £1000, for the new Band Hall.  The band would like to thank them both for their time and and effort, especially Joe who ran with a bass strapped to his back. We played for most of the run and enjoyed the day in spite of the cold wind. Some of the competitors were actually sweating, Click the image for a bigger one....

Saturday, March 16th, 2019 - Gala Theatre, Durham
2019 North of England Regional Championships

We finished in third place. We are disappointed not to be going to the finals but it was not a bad result.

Sunday, March 3, 2019
Kirkby Memorial Hall
A good sized audience attended our first run through of this years Regional Test Piece, 'Symphony of Marches'. We felt it was Ok with six more practices, and we hope you all liked it. We were joined by our Training Band, Shining Brass & Community Band. They all played so well and were a credit to our tutors, thank's to all of them.

Band Concert Hall in Manor Vale Lane
In October 2018 the band was finally able to get started with its ambitious plan to build a Concert Hall CLICK HERE

Training Bands
Christmas Concert

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. We can only look forward to a repeat concert next year.  Photos Click Here

Christmas Concert 2018
Thank's to everyone who attended and we hope enjoyed our Christmas Concert at the Memorial Hall on Sunday 23rd December.
Photos from Christmas Concert 2018

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Halloween Concert 2018 
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When there's something strange in the neighbourhood, who ya gonna call? - Kirkbyband of course.
Sunday 28th October saw a spooktacular concert by all 6 of the Kirkbymoorside Town Brass Band. Attendees were treated to concerts by the Beginner and Learner Bands, The Community Band, Shining Brass, the Training Band and the Senior Band.
Repertoire included Baba Yaga, Batman, Dance Macabre, Pirates of the Caribbean, Adams Family, and Star Wars.
As well as dazzling music each band was fully dressed up for Halloween, featuring everything from mummies to skeletons, ghost pirates and wizards!
The Finale saw over 100 musicians playing Ghostbusters on stage together. A huge thank you to all involved and to Ryedale School for hosting us.

On September 30th the band made the Journey to the Bolsover Brass Festival Contest, held at Heritage High School in Clowne. Playing a programme cleverly designed by their MD Sarah Woodward on the theme of Light and Dark, the band featured 3 new players to their contesting ranks, Chris Moxon, Pip Williamson and Elizabeth Clements. The concert started with Paradisi Gloria from Karl Jenkins Stabat Mater suite for brass band. The programme moved to feature their chosen soloist of the day, Ben Smailes playing Rodney Newton’s Euphonium solo Ceilidh. Ben gave a confident performance that was praised by the audience and adjudicator alike, really transporting them to the highlands of Scotland. Sarah’s programme then moved to what resulted in being the star of the show, Peter Graham’s Candle of the Lord. A truly mesmerising performance, the adjudicator noted the band had achieved a wonderful depth of sound. Truly anyone in the audience would have been blown away by the true brass band sound, with a musicality that was moving. Of particular note were the cornet team, lead by Principal Cornetist Jeanette Kendall. Having recently being named outstanding instrumentalist at the Easingwold March and Hymn Contest, Jeanette’s mid piece solo was wonderful, praised by adjudicator Roger Webster as the best sound he had hear in a very long time. Candle of the Lord The band moved into the “hypnotic” Indian Daybreak, capturing Philip Harpers atmospheric piece perfectly. Ending the concert with a rip roaring rendition of Good Morning, where the band mastered the technical content well, it was fair to say that the audience and adjudicator had been treated to a truly entertaining evening. The adjudicators remarks were extremely encouraging and coming tenth placed the band in a good position to build on the positives for 2019.   Em. 

Ryedale Festival Garden Party

With rain forecast the concert was played inside the marquee and to a nearly full house, the audience, we think, enjoyed the concert. With a varied rogramme including a quartet from four of our youngest players, a visit to the vintage cinema and a solo from our principal cornet player we hope you all enjoyed it.....

Jeanette and her Juniors Beat of the Competition!

Saturday 2nd June saw our return to the Easingwold March and Hymn Competition. Run by the local Lyons for the Yorkshire and Humber Brass Band Association. The competition saw bands from across Yorkshire competing for prizes including deportment, best March, and Best Hymn. The Adjudicator John Roberts was incredibly impressed with the talent on show and the local Youngsters from the Kirkbymoorside Junior Band really dazzled with their marching, beating of all the adult competition and winning the deportment prize for the best marching on the day.
Whilst the Senior Band are well seasoned competitors, representing the town and country in competitions across the country, this was the first such competition for the Junior Band who had to march through torrential rain to a packed crowd. Jeanette Kendall their conductor was righlty proud of their achievements: “We have been practicing marching for a few months now, it is really difficult to play and march in time and in straight lines and in torrential rain! I couldn’t be prouder of the youngsters, they played so well and held their nerve”  Jeanette herself is the principal cornet of the Kirkbymoorside Senior Band and won the coveted “Outstanding Instrumentalist Award” for her virtuoso playing on the cornet. The senior band took third place overall and look forward to next year and the challenge of trying to beat our oun junior band, it's going to be a hard task ......


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