Lofthouse 2000 Brass Band was formed in 1999 with just a handful of musicians and a few instruments. Since then it has grown into a flourishing organisation, helped by the brass tradition of supplying instruments and tuition to players for a modest subscription. The Lofthouse 2000 band family comprises two main bands: Brass Roots for those who are developing their skills, and the 2nd Section senior band.
The band is thoroughly involved in activities at all levels in and around Wakefield and neighbouring areas. From concerts, fetes, garden parties, bandstands, event openings, church services and Christmas carolling, the band is never still and enjoys being an active part of local communities.
Success for Lofthouse 2000 has come not only through hard work and dedication, but by making brass banding a fun and rewarding experience that gives musicians of all ages a sense of community and, in the case of younger members, valuable interpersonal skills to carry into later life.
Rehearsals take place at Outwood WMC, Ledger Lane, Wakefield WF1 2NS.
Senior band: Thursday evenings 1930-2130 and Saturday mornings 1000-1200, Brass Roots: Thursday 1830-1930.