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how the new CONCERT HALL
are our Junior and Training bands up to
of Helmsley Church Concert
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
Run - Sunday 5th May 20019
Sails and Matthew Baildon
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
March 16th, 2019 - Gala Theatre, Durham
2019 North of England Regional Championships
finished in third place. We are disappointed not to be going to the finals
but it was not a bad result. Full report to come later...
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
Concert Hall in Manor Vale Lane
October 2018 the band was finally able to get started with its ambitious
plan to build a Concert Hall CLICK
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
Please raise money
for the New Band Hall, by using Easyfundraising
the rehearsal time for our six bands
band has an established noise policy
LAST POST - KIRKBYMOORSIDE 11-11-2018
Here to view a report...
Here for a video.....
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
The Finale saw over 100 musicians playing Ghostbusters on stage together.
A huge thank you to all involved and to Ryedale School for hosting
ENTERTAINMENTS CONTEST 2018
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. There
is a video of our perfornance at CLICK
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.....
and her Juniors Beat of the Competition!
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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