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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 in Huby near Harrogate on Thursday evenings.

  • Training band between 18:15 and 19:15

  • Main band 19:45 till 21:45.

Fees for band members

  • Training band £39

  • Main band £165, concessions £121

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

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Autumn Flower Show
    Sun, Sep 20
    Newby Hall Gardens
    Sep 20, 2020, 3:20 PM – 4:20 PM
    Newby Hall Gardens, Newby Hall, Ripon HG4 5AE, UK
    bandstand performance
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  • Harrogate Valley Gardens Bandstand
    Sun, Jul 26
    Valley Gardens
    Jul 26, 2020, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Valley Gardens, Valley Dr, Harrogate HG1 2SZ, UK
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  • Knaresborough Castle
    Sun, Jul 12
    Knaresborough Castle
    Jul 12, 2020, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Knaresborough Castle, Castle Yard, Knaresborough HG5 8AS, UK
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  • Pateley Bridge Bandstand
    Sun, Jun 28
    Pateley Bridge Bandstand
    Jun 28, 2020, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Pateley Bridge Bandstand, Pateley Bridge, Harrogate HG3 5BD, UK
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  • Ripon Bandstand
    Sun, Jun 14
    Ripon Bandstand
    Jun 14, 2020, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Ripon Bandstand, 9 Park St, Ripon HG4 2AX, UK
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  • Colorado Combined Universities Concert Band & White Rose Concert Band
    Tue, Jun 09
    St Wilfred's Church
    Jun 09, 2020, 7:40 PM
    St Wilfred's Church, Duchy Road, Harrogate HG1 2EY
    We will share this concert performance with a band visiting from Colorado and will be rehearsing hard for this!
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  • Ilkley bandstand
    Sun, May 17
    Ilkley Bandstand
    May 17, 2020, 2:20 PM – 4:20 PM
    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, Apr 26
    Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, HG2 8PN
    Apr 26, 2020, 3:20 PM – 4:40 PM
    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: Strait Lane, Huby, Leeds LS17, UK

Registered charity 1110935

 

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