The Kirkby Fruit Project recently celebrated another successful year of salvaging unwanted apples, and the onset of Christmas, with an outdoor party for volunteers, their friends and family, neighbours and supporters from across the town. Our own mulled cider and spiced apple cup kept out the night air, and proceedings were enlivened by a visit from […]
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Our own Kirkbymoorside Town Brass Band is giving a concert together with the Harmonia Choir, under the title Stage and Screen, featuring film scores and new musical showstoppers alongside classics that have stood the test of time. The Band needs no introduction to Kirkbymoorsiders. The Harmonia Choir is a 60 strong all-female community choir based […]
If you’ve lived in Kirkby a while, you’ll know that our brilliant Brass Band always gives a concert in the Memorial Hall on the last Sunday before Christmas. That makes the date this year December18. If you’re new to the town, you may not know this, and you probably won’t see it advertised because this […]
Planning this blog post, I was wondering idly if there was an official day when we should start wearing our poppies, so (of course) I took to Google and found an interesting article in today’s Telegraph, dealing with this and lots of other questions I had not thought of: is it ‘wrong’ to refuse; what […]
Kirkbymoorside Town Brass Band have been highly commended for the work they do for the community during a visit by the High Sheriff of North Yorkshire – John Furness. The Band who celebrated their bi-centenary last year now has over 120 players across 5 bands, providing free instruments and tuition to all who wish to […]
In 2015 our town Brass Band celebrated a 200 year history with two fantastic concerts; their annual awards; a commemorative book and bobble hats! 2015 has been a truly memorable year for the Kirkbymoorside Town Brass Band. The band has traced its roots back 200 years to a Parish archive where it is recorded that […]
Many of us look forward to the Town Band helping along our Christmas celebrations with carol concerts, both in the warm and dry, and out on the street. Here’s the schedule for this year’s events Doorstep Carols Small groups of bandsmen will be playing carols on our doorsteps, in the early evening, from 6.30 pm, […]
The training sections of the Town Band are giving a Christmas Concert this afternoon, Sunday 13th, at 2.30pm in All Saints Church. The concert is free and there will be a retiring collection, to be split between the church and the band. With apologies to the Town Band for the late posting of this […]
On Friday 18th September, after months of practice, the senior band of Kirkbymoorside Town Brass band, with some very loyal supporters, started their long journey to Cheltenham and the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain. This is the second time in as many years that Kirkbymoorside have won through the Regional Stages to represent […]
Kirkbymoorside Town Brass Band and Fire Brigade are honoured Guests at Himmighausen Millenium Celebrations
The award winning Kirkbymoorside Town Brass Band, and representatives of the Kirkbymoorside Town Retained Fire Brigade, have completed a highly successful visit to Himmighausen, Germany in this the Band’s 200th anniversary year. The band and representatives of the fire brigade were formally invited as honoured guests to the 150th Schutzenfest (shooting festival) to celebrate Himmighausen’s […]
A great day was had by all at the 131st Durham Miners Gala on Saturday. After a break last year due to a band wedding we were delighted to be reunited with the Blackhall Lodge. The increase in numbers to the Gala, with an estimated 180,000 people attending, meant that we did have to queue […]
The Kirkbymoorside Town Brass Band would like to remind people who have bought tickets for their Bicentenary Concert on Sunday June 14 that it will take place at Helmsley Arts Centre at 7.30 pm.
The Kirkby Fruit Project, as you probably know by now, exists to rescue unwanted fruit – mostly, but not exclusively apples – from orchards and gardens, and do something useful with it – mostly, but not exclusively producing apple juice. If you have bought the juice, you will know just how good it is. But […]
200 Years ago on the 10th of July 1815, 22 days after the battle of Waterloo, the town of Kirkbymoorside purchased 5 instruments, a Serpent, two Bassoons, and two Horns for their band, to be the property of the inhabitants at large of the town of Kirkbymoorside, and so, for the next 200 years, the […]
Kirkbymoorsiders will know that our brilliant Brass Band always gives a concert on the last Sunday before Christmas. It is so popular that it needs little advertising, and for this reason visitors and newcomers to our community may be unaware of it. So: the concert is at 7.30 pm on Sunday December 21 in the […]
The town is in line to get a new concert hall, given in memory of the legendary Les Maw, the head of the town’s famous Town Brass Band for years, thanks to the generosity of local land and estate owner, James Holt from Ravenswick Hall. The surprise news came at the Town Council’s monthly meeting […]
Two of Kirkbymoorside’s community stalwarts have been honoured by being named the town’s Citizens of the Year. Sarah Woodward is renown for her work with scores of members of the legendary Kirkbymoorside Brass Band, and Ted Clark is revered as long serving groundsman at the highly-acclaimed sports field. Sarah, who is a teaching assistant at […]
It is with great sadness that Kirkbymoorside Town Brass Band have to report the loss of our long time friend and mentor Leslie Maw. Les passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday 20th May 2014 whilst listening to recorded music. It is hard to put into words just what a hugely influential role Les Maw […]
We wouldn’t normally advertise the activities of other town bands, having a perfectly splendid one of our own, but this event sounds such fun, in a good cause, that we couldn’t resist. The Malton White Star Band is staging a ‘Playathon’, a marathon of music to raise funds for the Martin House Children’s Hospice “Good […]
The players and committee of the Kirkbymoorside Brass Band would like to thank the people of Kirkbymoorside and surrounding villages for their support and generosity over the Christmas period. The band held its Christmas concert at All Saint’ s Church and a full house saw Grace Walker, George Larson, the Maxwell family and Dan Towler […]
1. Kirbymoorside Junior Brass Band is giving a Christmas Concert in All Saints Church on Sunday 15 December commencing at 2.30pm. Entry is free but there will be a retiring collection in aid of All Saints Church. 2. Journey to Bethlehem on Thursday 19 December. The starting point is outside the Post Office in Market […]
Members of the town’s Junior Brass Band will give a Christmas concert in All Saints Church next Sunday, December 15, at 2.30 pm. There will be a retiring collection.
If you missed the opportunity to hear our Brass Band playing at today’s Remembrance Day ceremonies, there are two more occasions coming soon. The band will be playing at the Helmsley Arts Centre on November 29. The concert is described as a pre-Christmas feast: under the expert baton of Bandmaster John Woodward the band will […]
If you missed the programme, which was on Monday, you can listen to it here:
A good choice of music is available this coming Saturday (February 23). First, a reminder of Kirkbymoorside Brass Band’s ‘Brass En Masse’ event at Ryedale School, when, for the first time ever, all the band’s musicians will be performing in a single concert. This will involve more than 90 musicians from the training, learner, community […]
The players and members of Kirkbymoorside Town Brass Band wish to offer sincere gratitude to the good people of Kirkbymoorside and the surrounding villages for their wonderful support over the Christmas period. Despite the austere times, they have been overwhelmed by the support they have had from so many people. Donations in response to carol […]
Thanks to Philip Woodward for sending this across. Further details can be found on the band’s website. Note: the brass en masse concert is at Ryedale School on February 23rd.
Three brass bands in Ryedale have come together to organise a masterclass event. Kirkbymoorside Town Band, Swinton and District Excelsior Band and Stape Silver Band have organised a day of free brass tuition by two professional brass players, which will end in a concert showcasing the youth brass players in the region. For more information, […]
Kirkbymoorside High Street, in the late evening sunshine, is quiet and postcard pretty. There is nothing to suggest that earlier today crowds gathered here, runners pounded up the hill and both the Town Brass Band and Nigel Richardson played a whole lot of music. The 12th Kirkbymoorside 10km event was a huge success with 441 […]
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