Hepworth Band logo Hepworth Band at New Mill Church, January, 22, 2017.

Fairy tales at Holmfirth Civic Hall

Holmfirth Civic Hall is the venue for the band’s Spring Concert on Sunday 9 April, 3pm, with a programme inspired by fairy tales and stories.

The music is inspired by the words of William Shakespeare, Robbie Burns, Rudyard Kipling and Roald Dahl as well as magical musical tales including Swan Lake, The Lord of the Rings, The Wizard of Oz, Dumbo and Sleeping Beauty.

The concert will also celebrate the 21st anniversary of our principal sponsor Conroy Brook Developments.

Tickets £8.00, including refreshments, available from Yapsody, Wm. Sykes & Sons Estate Agents, Holmfirth, and the Band (07885 251454).

Yorkshire Regional Championships

Hepworth Band were placed eighth at the Yorkshire Regional Contest at Huddersfield Town Hall on Sunday, March 5. While the result was disappointing, the Band took great heart from feeling that they had played really well—a sentiment endorsed by the brass band press.

Congratulations to Black Dyke who won the contest with an outstanding performance, followed by Hammond’s Saltaire and City of Bradford.

The set piece was Pageantry by Herbert Howells, regarded as a classic of the brass band repertoire.

Heading to Blackpool for the Grand Shield

The Band’s next contest is the Grand Shield, to be held at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool, o Saturday, May 13. The set piece is Reflections on Swan Lake by Stephen Roberts, based on Tchaikovsky’s ballet music. Hepworth will play in the second half of the split draw, after 12.30pm, and tickets are available direct from the Winter Gardens Box Office.

Later in the spring, the Band will be playing in the Saddleworth Whit Friday March Contests, and, of course, will be making their usual appearances at Hepworth Feast.

Empty seats

The Band is seeking two new players in the run-up to the Grand Shield. We need a second cornet and an Ebb player.

If you are interested, please contact us on 07885 251454, or speak to any band member.

Do you shop online? Now there is an easy way to help with band funds when you shop, and it costs you nothing!

All you need to do is register with Easyfundraising.org using this link and pick Hepworth Band as your charity.

When you want to buy something, follow the instructions on the Easyfundraising site to make sure your purchase is registered to the Band. Then, the retailer gives us a small percentage of the purchase price.

The Band’s latest CD

Yorkshire Heritage is a celebration of Yorkshire music and musicians.

From folk songs via famous choirs and choral societies to world famous composers like Frederick Delius and John Barry, the musical heritage of the county is unique.

Full details, and information about our other recordings, here.

A village band proud to be ranked among the best

The Band was formed in the village of Hepworth, near Holmfirth, in 1882, making it one of the oldest brass bands in the country. Today, it competes in the Championship Section, making it one of the best bands in the UK.

It has had a proud contesting tradition since its founding, and in recent years, has won a string of prestigious prizes. At the same time, it runs its own concert series every year, supports local charities and other events, including the famous Hepworth Feast, and appears at other venues across the U.K. throughout the year.

The Band relies on generous donations from a number of companies, both national and local, for its continued existence. Since the beginning it has also relied heavily on subscriptions raised from local people, and this tradition continues today.

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