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Ripon Entertainment Contest

June 2, 2015 by Band News No Comments

On Saturday 30th May the band took part in the annual Ripon Entertainment Contest held in the splendid setting of Ripon Cathedral. 14 bands took part in a full day of music making and for those who had taken part in the previous evening’s Whit […]

Insights into The Great American Songbook

May 14, 2015 by Band News No Comments

Welcome to a very special evening dedicated to the music of The Great American Songbook! The most important and most influential American popular songs of the 20th century – principally created for Broadway theatre, musical theatre, and Hollywood musical film in the United States. Our […]

Lofthouse welcomes the Flying Scotsman!

March 31, 2015 by Band News No Comments

In March we were privileged to welcome the well know brass band composer and arranger, Alan Fernie, to a rehearsal. On the previous evening he had been adjudicating at the Rothwell Music Festival and agreed to attend a rehearsal at Outwood WMC before traveling back […]

The Conductors Blog – Role Models

March 24, 2015 by Band News No Comments

One of the cornerstones of being a musician should be a role model.  Individuals or ensembles, as a student of any instrument you should aim to have a positive role model. Would you not like to be able to perform on St George’s Hall Stage […]

Lofthouse Brass Band Claim Bronze at Yorkshire Areas

March 10, 2015 by Band News No Comments

Early on Sunday 8th March, saw 11 bands Heralding the Dawn as they made their way to St George’s Hall in Bradford, ready to compete in the Yorkshire Regional Championships 2015. The music chosen for all bands to perform was An English Pastorale, from the […]

The run up to Bradford!

January 22, 2015 by Band News No Comments

Christmas is over, New Year is well behind us and so we find ourselves mid-way through January; having abandoned our resolutions and resorted to curling up in front of the TV most of us are having a relaxing third week of 2015. Not so for […]

Happy Christmas and New Year!‏

December 22, 2014 by Band News No Comments

[gc-message-box]   There’s a chill in the air, frost on the ground, the decorations are up and the smell of Christmas is all around. There really is something special about this time of year (yes, even the cold!) and I for one am looking forward […]

Baton and a Metronome – The Conductors Blog

December 3, 2014 by Band News No Comments

[gc-message-box] Getting started with Social Media. After a recent discussion on brass band’s social media strategies I thought a quick look at social media for brass band’s would be interesting, so for this article I looking at Twitter – Facebook and Linkdein will follow, I […]

Brassed On

November 19, 2014 by Band News No Comments

Tea, Cakes and a Plastic Trombone… It wasn’t a tea and biscuits at Lofthouse Brass Band’s recent Music Café plastic Trombones, tenor horns, cornets and even percussion were all amongst the instruments available to try out at a taster session on Saturday 22nd November. The […]

Coffee, cakes and cornets at Lofthouse cafe

November 5, 2014 by Band News No Comments

There is the opportunity to enjoy some food, drink and brass band music making at Lofthouse this month – and you can take something home too if you feel like it… The Lofthouse 2000 Band will be opening the doors to their fantastic Music Café […]