of England 1st Section Champions 2004 - 2008 - 2015
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. Next door to our band room is our new concert
hall. The James Holt Concert Hall was built in 2019 with very many
generous donations from many people in the Kirkby and surrounding
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