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WELCOME TO
WHITE ROSE CONCERT BAND

A Yorkshire-based community wind band

White Rose Concert Band is made up of an enthusiastic group of amateur musicians who perform a wide range of music regularly throughout the year.

 

ABOUT US

White Rose Concert Band is a community music group for adults, which began in 1976.


We practise and perform as two amateur bands - a Training band and a Main band.

Our musical directors are John Kendrew for the Training band and Taneli Clarke for the Main band. They encourage us to play a wide range of music - anything from pop, jazz, folk and film themes to arrangements of classical music and challenging 20th and 21st century wind band music.

We perform regularly in formal concerts throughout the year and on bandstands during the Summer months. We have also received gold and platinum awards for recent performances at the annual National Concert Band Festival.

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JOIN US

New members welcome

There are no formal auditions. So get in touch to find out more, and come along to a rehearsal to see if the level is right for you.

Rehearsals

Both bands rehearse on Thursdays.

The Training band rehearses in Huby near Harrogate between 18:15 and 19:15

To allow extra space between players, the Main band is currently rehearsing in West Park Church (HG1 1BL) between 19:45 till 21:45.

Fees for band members

  • Training band £39

  • Main band £165 per annum, concessions £121

Those who play in both bands only pay for the main band. 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Shadwell, Leeds
    Time is TBD
    Location is TBD
    Time is TBD
    Location is TBD
    A joint concert is planned with local primary school children
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  • Ilkley bandstand
    Sun, 17 May
    Ilkley Bandstand
    17 May 2020, 14:20 – 16:20
    Ilkley Bandstand, The Grove, Ilkley LS29 9NQ, UK
    opposite Betty's so you can combine it with afternoon tea!
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  • Spring Flower Show
    Sun, 26 Apr
    Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, HG2 8PN
    26 Apr 2020, 15:20 – 16:40
    Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, HG2 8PN, Harrogate, UK
    bandstand
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NEWS

NEW MUSICAL DIRECTOR

Taneli Clarke, brass and percussion player, composer and arranger, joined us in January 2020 as Musical Director. 

His musical interests are broad - classical, jazz, brass band, experimental and military music. He plans to use this variety to inspire us to play at ever increasing standards, but stresses that rehearsals will be relaxed and fun.

BAND WINS AWARD AT HARROGATE FESTIVAL

March 2019

The White Rose Concert Band was awarded a distinction at the Harrogate Competitive Festival for Music Speech and Drama. We were delighted to win the Brass and Concert Band open category, with the adjudicator complimenting us on "a very moving performance".

 

CONTACT US

Please get in touch with us to let us know you're interested in joining the band, to book us for a performance or find out more.

We will only use your contact details to respond to your enquiry. Your details will be stored securely and will not be passed on to any third parties.

Rehearsals:
Training Band - Strait Lane, Huby, LS17 0EA
Main Band - West Park Church, Harrogate HG1 1BL

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