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WELCOME TO
WHITE ROSE CONCERT BAND

A Yorkshire-based community wind band

White Rose Concert Band comprises 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 (musical director - Steve Heninghem) 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 performances at the annual National Concert Band Festival.

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JOIN US

New Members Welcome

There are no formal auditions and qualifications are not required.  So get in touch to find out more, and come along to a rehearsal to see if the level is right for you.  Approximate standards are above Gr 1 for Training Band, and from minimum standard Gr 4/5 for Main Band.

Main Band Vacancies:

We are currently looking for players of Trumpet/Cornet/ Flugelhorn, Trombone, and Euphonium Brass instruments, and

 most Woodwind instruments.  However our clarinet and saxophone sections are fully subsribed so any players of these instruments wishing to join will be added to a Waiting List until there is a vacancy, and offered a place in order of application.  However if those applicants also play a second instrument they will be invited to join our Training Band on that instrument until there is a vacancy in our Main Band for their principal instrument.

Training Band Vacancies:

We have plenty of space for players of all instruments.

For Training Band we can write simpler parts for those not accustomed to playing in a group setting.

Rehearsals

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 rehearsals £54

Training Band and 1st Half Main Band rehearsals £96

Main Band rehearsals £192

Those who play in both bands only pay for the Main Band. 

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Playing at the Harrogate Food Festival
    Playing at the Harrogate Food Festival
    Sun, 30 Jun
    Harrogate
    30 Jun 2024, 12:00 – 13:00
    Harrogate, The Stray, HG1 1BJ, UK
    30 Jun 2024, 12:00 – 13:00
    Harrogate, The Stray, HG1 1BJ, UK
    Come and hear the White Rose Concert Band playing on the unique Stray in their home town
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  • Pateley Bridge
    Pateley Bridge
    Sun, 07 Jul
    Pateley Bridge Play Park
    07 Jul 2024, 14:00 – 16:00
    Pateley Bridge Play Park, Pateley Bridge, Harrogate HG3 5HL, UK
    07 Jul 2024, 14:00 – 16:00
    Pateley Bridge Play Park, Pateley Bridge, Harrogate HG3 5HL, UK
    Concert on bandstand at Pateley Bridge Play Park
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  • Knaresborough Castle
    Knaresborough Castle
    Sun, 21 Jul
    Knaresborough
    21 Jul 2024, 14:00 – 16:00
    Knaresborough, Castle Yard, Knaresborough HG5 8AS, UK
    21 Jul 2024, 14:00 – 16:00
    Knaresborough, Castle Yard, Knaresborough HG5 8AS, UK
    Come and enjoy the White Rose Concert Band playing for you in Knaresborough Castle Grounds
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  • Golden Acre Park, Leeds
    Golden Acre Park, Leeds
    Sun, 28 Jul
    Golden Acre Park, Leeds
    28 Jul 2024, 14:30 – 16:30
    Golden Acre Park, Leeds, Otley Rd, Bramhope, Leeds LS16 8BQ, UK
    28 Jul 2024, 14:30 – 16:30
    Golden Acre Park, Leeds, Otley Rd, Bramhope, Leeds LS16 8BQ, UK
    Playing on Bandstand at Golden Acre Park near Bramhope, Leeds
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  • Charity Concert
    Charity Concert
    Fri, 04 Oct
    Yorskhire Cancer Research Centre
    04 Oct 2024, 19:30 – 22:30
    Yorskhire Cancer Research Centre, Hornbeam Park, Hornbeam Square W, Harrogate HG2 8PA, UK
    04 Oct 2024, 19:30 – 22:30
    Yorskhire Cancer Research Centre, Hornbeam Park, Hornbeam Square W, Harrogate HG2 8PA, UK
    White Rose Concert Band will be performing a fundraising concert in aid of Yorkshire Cancer Research at their new premises on Hornbeam Park, Harrogate HG2 8PA.
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  • RHS Harlow Carr Gardens
    RHS Harlow Carr Gardens
    Sun, 20 Oct
    Harrogate
    20 Oct 2024, 13:00 – 16:00
    Harrogate, Crag Ln, Beckwithshaw, Harrogate HG3 1QB, UK
    20 Oct 2024, 13:00 – 16:00
    Harrogate, Crag Ln, Beckwithshaw, Harrogate HG3 1QB, UK
    White Rose Concert Band will be playing at RHS Harlow Carr Gardens from 1:00 pm on 20th October 2024 during their Garden Inspiration weekend
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  • Valley Gardens, Harrogate
    Valley Gardens, Harrogate
    Sun, 26 May
    Valley Gardens, Harrrogate
    26 May 2024, 14:00 – 16:00
    Valley Gardens, Harrrogate, Valley Dr, Harrogate HG1 2SZ, UK
    26 May 2024, 14:00 – 16:00
    Valley Gardens, Harrrogate, Valley Dr, Harrogate HG1 2SZ, UK
    Harrogate is the home of The White Rose Concert Band and we will offer you a comprehensive selection of wind band music, hopefully in the sunshine while you picnic or just relax and enjoy the music on the lawns in front of our home bandstand.
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  • Playing on stage at North Leeds Food Festival
    Playing on stage at North Leeds Food Festival
    Sun, 12 May
    Roundhay
    12 May 2024, 12:00 – 13:00
    Roundhay, Mansion Ln, Roundhay, Leeds LS8 2HH, UK
    12 May 2024, 12:00 – 13:00
    Roundhay, Mansion Ln, Roundhay, Leeds LS8 2HH, UK
    Come and hear the White Rose Concert Band playing while you are enjoying the food and drinks at the Leeds Food Festival
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  • Bandstand at Valley Gardens Harrogate
    Bandstand at Valley Gardens Harrogate
    Sun, 21 Apr
    Harrogate Valley Gardens
    21 Apr 2024, 14:00 – 16:00
    Harrogate Valley Gardens, Valley Drive, Harrogate HG1 2SZ, UK
    21 Apr 2024, 14:00 – 16:00
    Harrogate Valley Gardens, Valley Drive, Harrogate HG1 2SZ, UK
    Come to see and hear us play in our home setting of Valley Gardens Harrogate
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  • Ilkley Bandstand (Cancelled due to poor weather - please see details below)
    Ilkley Bandstand (Cancelled due to poor weather - please see details below)
    Sun, 07 Apr
    Ilkley
    07 Apr 2024, 14:00 – 16:00
    Ilkley, The Grv, Ilkley LS29 9EG, UK
    07 Apr 2024, 14:00 – 16:00
    Ilkley, The Grv, Ilkley LS29 9EG, UK
    White Rose Concert Band plays on the Ilkley Bandstand
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  • Shadwell Primary School Spring Concert
    Shadwell Primary School Spring Concert
    Sat, 23 Mar
    Shadwell Primary School
    23 Mar 2024, 18:30 – 24 Mar 2024, 20:00
    Shadwell Primary School, Main Street, Shadwell, Main St, Shadwell, Leeds LS17 8JF, UK
    23 Mar 2024, 18:30 – 24 Mar 2024, 20:00
    Shadwell Primary School, Main Street, Shadwell, Main St, Shadwell, Leeds LS17 8JF, UK
    Shadwell Primary school choir and White Rose Concert Band will join forces for the concert, which will be private for participants and parents of children of the school
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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.

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:
Former chapel at top of Strait Lane, Huby, LS17 0EA

Registered charity 1110935

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