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 (musical director - John Kendrew) and a Main band ( musical director - Taneli Clarke).
Our musical directors 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.
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.
We are currently looking for players of all the following instruments:
Trumpet/Cornet/ Flugelhorn, Trombone, and Euphonium
Our clarinet section is fully subsribed so any clarinettists wishing to join may be asked to wait until there is a vacancy
Both bands rehearse on Thursdays in the Old Methodist Chapel, Strait Lane, Huby, LS17 0EA.
The Training band rehearses between 18:00 and 19:15 and the Main band between 19:45 till 21:45.
Annual Membership Fees
Training Band £54
Training Band and 1st Half Main Band Rehearsals £96
Main band £192
Those who play in both bands only pay for the main band.
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
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".
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.
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Former chapel at top of Strait Lane, Huby, LS17 0EA
Registered charity 1110935
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