Ripon Entertainment Contest
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
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!
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
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
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!
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!
[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
[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 […]
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
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 […]