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New Committee

May 24, 2014 by Band News No Comments

At the recent AGM members of Lofthouse Band voted in a new committee. Chairman – Derek Walker Vice Chair – James Ozzy Austerfield Secretary – Helen Phillips Treasurer – Vicky Whitaker Pat Mann Jenny Wainwright Dan Watson Tony Smith Mel Waring Non Voting Laura Pfluger […]

Kevin Holdgate

Thank you Mr Holdgate

April 15, 2014 by Band News No Comments

We would like to say a big thank you to Kevin Holdgate for taking the band over the past three months in the absence of our Musical Director, Andrew Whitaker. Kevin kindly stepped in to take the band in the run up to the Yorkshire […]

Lofthouse launch into 21st century web

March 4, 2014 by Band News No Comments

Lofthouse Brass has pushed its internet presence well into the 21st century with the launch of its brand new website. Set up by Musical Director and web designer Andrew Whitaker, it now boasts an e-commerce shop, Twitter/Facebook feeds and media galleries, and can be accessed […]

Yorkshire Regional Championships

March 1, 2014 by Band News No Comments

Yorkshire Regional Championships A disappointing result at Bradford means that in 2015 we will be competing in the 4th Section.  Here is what the adjudicators had to say: Alan Morrison 1. A solid start if brittle in cornet fanfare style.  The 2nd subject was expressive […]

Blow The Cobwebs Away

February 5, 2014 by Band News No Comments

Blow The Cobwebs Away The well-loved musical organisation Lofthouse Brass Band are inviting any retired or resting brass players to dust off their instruments, blow away the cobwebs, and come play for Lofthouse Brass Band. Wakefield’s ever-popular Lofthouse Brass Band is on a quest: they […]

Kevin Holdgate

Holdgate steps into the breach

January 24, 2014 by Band News No Comments

Kevin Holdgate, JS Versatile Brass Trombonist  has stepped in at short notice to ensure Lofthouse 2000 Brass Band take to the Bradford stage. With a forthcoming operation for MD Andrew Whitaker, Lofthouse 2000 Brass Band have announced that they will be competing at the forthcoming […]

Lofthouse gongs for Christmas

January 1, 2014 by Band News No Comments

The Lofthouse Band awards have recently been presented in time for Christmas. The Lofthouse Band organisation recently held their annual presentations with awards going to members of both their senior and B bands. Fantastic progress The ‘B’ Band ‘Most Improved Player’ was shared between horn […]

Lofthouse go mob handed in Leeds

December 19, 2013 by Band News No Comments

Lofthouse go mob handed in Leeds 20-Nov-2013 It started with a street sweeper and a busker… Early Christmas shoppers in Briggate, Leeds were recently treated to a brass band ‘Flash Mob’ to launch BBC Radio Leeds’ ‘Week of Brass’. Surprise Lofthouse Band and their street […]

Festive broadcast for Lofthouse

December 16, 2013 by Band News No Comments

Festive broadcast for Lofthouse 23-Dec-2013 Lofthouse Brass 200 can heard on the Radio Leeds airwaves this Christmas – not once but twice! Lofthouse 2000 Band recently played their part in the festive celebrations after being approached by BBC Radio Leeds and asked to feature in […]