About us

About Us

The main band was formed in 1976. It is suitable for players of at least grade 5 standard.

There is a Training Band which provides the opportunity to play in a group who are learning an instrument, or have not played for a while. This is recommended for players of grade 1/2 standard.


Rehearsals are held at the Tewit Youth Band rehearsal rooms on the corner of Strait Lane and Crag Lane in Huby, near Harrogate, every Thursday. There are no auditions.
All ensembles are open to players aged 16 and over.
Training Band: 6.15pm – 7.15pm with John Kendrew

Main Band: 7.45pm – 9.45pm with Ben Tierney

Annual Subscription

Training Band: £54; £36 concessions
Main Band: £156; £114concessions
Members of both groups pay Main Band subscription only.

Member’s subscription payments contribute towards the band’s accommodation, insurance and musical director costs. Subscriptions are due after the AGM, which is held in May. Concessions are available to students, pensioners and non-earners. As a charity, the band is able to claim gift aid on subscriptions. If you are a taxpayer please complete a gift aid form, which is available from the Treasurer.
Committee 2017/18

Chairperson Tony Robinson(Clarinet)
Treasurer Rick Sweeney (Tenor Sax)
Secretary Sarah Darvill (Flute)
Musical Director Ben Tierney
Training Band Rep David Brown(Alto Sax)
Communications Michael Smith (Tenor Sax)

Committee Members
Malcolm Howitt (Clarinet)
James Nicholls(Percussion)
Max Graham (Alto Sax)
Guy Parker (Trumpet)

For the following, please see a member of the committee: uniform, equipment,

instrument loan, publicity, concerts, rehearsals, absence.

Website www.whiteroseconcertband.co.uk
E-mail info@whiteroseconcertband.co.uk
YahooGroup See Rick Sweeney (Tenor Sax)

Members should approach the Chairperson or another committee member if they
have a suggestion or an issue to raise. A suggestion form is available from the Chairperson.
Registered charity 1110935. Funding is mainly obtained from subscriptions and concerts.
The band is a member of the British Association of Symphonic Bands and Wind Ensembles.
A CD recording of the band is available. See a committee member for more information.

White Rose Concert Band – Registered charity 1110935