Brighouse and Rastrick Band
Current Champion Band of Yorkshire, The Brighouse & Rastrick Band is regarded by many as the best and most consistent ‘public subscription band’ in the world. In its time the majority of premier band championships have been held by ‘Briggus’, most recently becoming National Champion Band of Great Britain in 2017, whilst the band has also attracted a formidable reputation for highly entertaining concerts for both the general public and brass band connoisseur.
In addition to having a first class and formidable reputation for performing highly entertaining concerts of wide public appeal, the Brighouse and Rastrick Band has many other notable triumphs to its credit in the highly competitive contesting field, with their record of major championship victories since they first came to British national prominence during the 1920s being certainly impressive.
With special guests Besses Boys’ Band
Since forming in 1943 Besses Boys’ Band have won numerous Contest Championships and have performed locally, nationally and internationally with concert and competition success throughout Great Britain, Europe and Australia.
The band have had numerous television appearances, radio broadcasts and have performed to high-class figures, celebrities and her majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. Besses Boys’ Band represent Whitefield, the surrounding area and the County in National contest championships as well as continuing to encourage children to learn musical instruments, developing talent and performance skills.
Besses Boys’ Band has a strong community ethos and participate in many community and charity events. They have qualified for the National Brass Band Championship of Great Britain (sections 1-4) finals four times in the last decade and will represent the North West again in September this year.
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