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Pogson Bray Entertainment Contest

November 4, 2014 by Band News No Comments

There was a great day of brass band playing to enjoy at the Pogson Bray Entertainment Contest at Berties Banqueting Hall in Elland on Sunday 20th October. 14 bands took part, performing various well know tunes, marches and solos.Lofthouse Brass Band opened their set with […]

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Lofthouse set to record community employment boost

October 9, 2014 by Band News No Comments

An innovative grant success will see Lofthouse 2000 help local young people gain employment skills. Lofthouse 2000 Band has been awarded £2000 grant from the Community Development Fund, which helps community projects in some of the most deprived areas of the country. Training The grant […]

Baton and a Metronome – The Conductors Blog

September 26, 2014 by Band News No Comments

Musicians are smart people able to solve problems, face challenges and overcome obstacles when they need to. We can exceed standards when required and realise that this is a marathon not a sprint. Alternatively some band’s management’s approach are reactive about minimizing losses and not […]

Autumn Showcase at St John's Church, Wakefield

Pro Patria Mori

September 9, 2014 by Band News No Comments

The popular Lofthouse 2000 Brass Band are delighted to announce a joint concert with their ‘B’ and Beginner bands in an Autumn Showcase on September 27th at St John’s Church, Wentworth Street, Wakefield. Lofthouse 2000 Brass Band will be performing music from their recent Summer […]

Lofthouse add brass to marriage nuptials

August 15, 2014 by Band News No Comments

The Wedding of Hannah Lees and James Whitaker took place on Saturday the 9th August 2014 at St Anne’s Church, Lydgate. Hannah, Solo Horn and James, Principal Cornet are both members of Lofthouse 2000 Brass Band and the Best Man was James’ brother Luke Whitaker […]

Baton and a Metronome – The Conductors Blog

August 1, 2014 by Band News No Comments

A friend of mine is very fond of the phrase: “There is a big difference between simple and easy.” Well with declining participation in band’s and smaller audiences how can we make sure our movement continues and thrives? • Reduce ticket prices to grow audiences. […]

Le Grand Depart

June 22, 2014 by Band News No Comments

The most famous cycling race in the world is coming to Yorkshire in 2014 – and Lofthouse 2000 brass band will be part of it. As part of the Yorkshire Festival 2014 celebrating the Tour De France in the Wakefield region, The Orangery in central […]

Baton and a Metronome – The Conductors Blog

June 19, 2014 by Band News No Comments

So you are a conductor, well done! Time to work on that repertoire bucket list Here are a couple of questions to ponder:     Is the band now your band?     Is it your job to create a single vision for its future? If your […]

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Lofthouse Celebrate A Fine Performance

June 4, 2014 by Band News No Comments

‘A fine performance’ is how adjudicator Richard Evans described Lofthouse Brass Band’s efforts at the Ripon Entertainment Contest on Saturday 31st May. The band opened their set with Alan Fernie’s Mexican Holiday (complete with sombreros!), followed by an arrangement of Gresford, commonly known as ‘The […]

Baton and a Metronome – The Conductors Blog

May 28, 2014 by Band News No Comments

From the Hunger Games as uttered with such clarity by Haymitch Abernathy: You really wanna know how to stay alive? You get people to like you. Oh! Not what you were expecting. Well, when you’re in the middle of the games, and you’re starving or […]