All are welcome at our open rehearsal of the test piece ahead of the area contest on Saturday. The Albermarle, Hull at 8pm on Thursday 12th March. The atmospheric piece – The Golden Sabre by Kit Turnbull – was inspired by the exploits of a Russian Calvary officer.
At the time of writing the band is busy preparing to compete in the 2nd Section contest of the North of England Brass Band Championships in Durham in mid-March. The band seats are full – as is the rehearsal schedule! The band’s spring programme is also looking busy with concerts at Burnby Hall Gardens, Pocklington on Sunday 19th April, Harrogate Spring Flower Show on Sunday 26th April and a V.E. Commemoration event at Normanby Hall Country Park on Friday 8th May. We are also excited to be taking part in Barton Arts Week; we will be performing with our patron, Sax-man Snake Davis, in St. Mary’s Church on Tuesday 30th June. As Snake says: ‘Sax with a brass band? Should it be allowed? Will it work? Of course it will!’ Come along and see for yourselves. www.bartoncommunityband.co.uk Twitter: @BartonCmntyBand
Sunday 22nd December 14:00 @ Joseph Wright Hall.
Tickets £5 from Wilderspin school.
A selection of photo’s from Barton Community Band’s recent performance at the fabulous Great Yorkshire Showground for the 2019 Harrogate Flower Show.
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Looking for more things to do in Harrogate? For details on events and exhibitions coming up at the Yorkshire Event Centre see the What’s On guide.
You may even see Barton Community Band there too!
The members of Barton Community Band are now in extra rehearsal mode in preparation for their debut in the Second Section of the North of England Brass Band Championships 2019.
The bands will compete at the Gala Theatre in Durham on Sunday 17th March 2019.
Further details are available on our events page.
The Championships attract bands from Cleveland, Cumbria, Durham, East riding of Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire,(formally Humberside), North Yorkshire, Northumberland, and Tyne and Wear.
Each band will compete in their respective graded section for the honour of representing the North of England, at the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain.
This years’ second section test piece is Rise of the Phoenix (Darrol Barry) – publisher Kirklees Music
There are 9 bands competing in the second section contest this year:
- Barton Community Band (Gary Oglesby)
- Cockerton (Andrew Hunter)
- Durham Miners Association (Stuart Gray)
- Dunston Silver Band (Dean Jones)
- East Riding of Yorkshire Band (Gary Hallas)
- Ferryhill Town Band (Gareth Sykes)
- Felling Band (Jason Smith)
- NASUWT Concert Brass (Andrew Hall)
- North Skelton Band (Lewis Wilkinson)
And they will be adjudicated by Alan Fernie and Anne Crookston.
Further information on the other sections can be found on the North of England Brass Band website.
Barton Community Bands’ current & previous competition results are available on the Achievements page.
Here’s hoping all our followers and supporters have a fantastic 2019! The band will be trying it’s hardest to make the new year as successful as the previous two years both on the contest stage as well as arranging more concerts.
As the excitement mounts with our promotion to the North of England Area Second Section, we are also excited to announce we will be unveiling the band’s all new website early in the new year – Watch This Space!
We hope 2019 brings you all everything you’ve wished for!
Happy New Year from us all at Barton Community Band 😁
What a year the band have had, not only retaining the North of England 3rd section title but finishing 5th at the National Finals. The band are now officially promoted to the North of England 2nd section and are looking forward to testing themselves against some very good, experienced bands in March. The band are now on their Christmas break and will be returning to rehearsals on 8th January 2019. We hope you have enjoyed our performances at concerts, contest etc and would like to thank you all for your support. We hope you have a merry Christmas and a happy new year!
The band had the honour and privilege of helping out a local charity last night. Here are some beautiful pictures taken at the event Hope on the Humber in aid of Aaron’s Battle. Thank you to everyone who came to support the band and a special thank you to members of our neighboring band EYMS for helping out.