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Senior Band were visited by an old friend when they played a varied programme for Brass on the Grass at St Mary's Churchyard at the end of a very busy weekend.  Stephen Gibson was kind enough to come all the way from Beverley to reinforce the Bass section.

 

The Concert was played to an enthusiastic audience of Horbury folk waving flags and singing along.

IT'S BACK TO BASICS FOR HORBURY BAND
 
It's back to basics for Horbury Band after a very hectic summer. After playing at events which included weddings at Bretton Hall, Galas, Parades with the Archbishop of York, Horbury Show, Wakefield Cathedral, The Hepworth Art Gallery and many others it's now time to concentrate on what the organisation feel they do best "training youngsters".
 
But this can only be achieved if youngsters appear and an appeal has gone out to recruit young people to come along to the Band room and have a go at learning to play a brass instrument. Tom Greatorex is the man at the helm of youth at the Band. Head of music at Kettlethorpe High School Tom has been with the Band 33 years and his achievements with the Band are second to none.
 
Any youngster wishing to come along should contact Band Secretary Arnold Tattersfield on 01924 629109  email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or simply turn up at the Band room Peel Street Horbury any Tuesday at 6.15pm and they will be made most welcome. 
 

Horbury have returned from this years area contest with an air of disappointment. 

 

After being drawn 4th, We took to the stage in high spirits. Unfortunately we did not play as well as we could have done on the day and came away with 8th place. The adjudicators felt tempos had been far too quick and the piece required more 'space'. However on a positive note, we have consolidated our position in the second section for next year.

 

Thanks to everyones commitment in the last few months, lets hope for better luck next year

 

Brass band website 4barsrest.com have put Horbury Victoria Band down as the dark horse for tomorrows second section competition in bradford. Last time Horbury were predicted as the dark horses we galloped away with the victory. Could the same be true of tomorrow? If it is, we'll have to beat some big bands including favourites Old Silkstone and Strata Brass.

 

To read the full article, click here 

 

Good Luck Band!

As the senior band prepare for the Yorkshire Areas, here is a little information on how the section table stands.
 

Yorkshire Second Section Table

Band

2011

 

2012

 

Total

Strata

4

 

4

 

8

Cornerstone Brass

6.5

r

3

 

9.5

Lindley

5

 

6

 

11

Elland Silver

6.5

p

6.5

p

13

Emley

6.5

p

6.5

p

13

Grange Moor

6.5

r

6.5

r

13

Old Silkstone

6.5

r

6.5

r

13

Chapeltown Silver

6.5

p

7

 

13.5

Horbury Victoria

6.5

p

8

 

14.5

Crofton Silver

6.5

p

9

 

15.5

Dodworth Colliery M.W.

7

 

10

 

17

Slaithwaite

8

 

11

 

19

Holme Silver (Disposables UK Group)

6.5

r

13

nc

19.5

nc: non competing band, p : average mark given after promotion to section above,
r : average mark given after relegation to section below

 

According to the Yorkshire Regionals website, Grange Moor and Holme Silver have not entered, which means they will receive 12 points each. Which means we can't be relegated if we come 10th or above.

 

  • Second Section is on Saturday 2nd March at 14:15 approx
  • The top 2 bands on the day qualify for the Nationals
  • The 2 bands with the best aggregate scores after the Regionals are promoted
  • The 2 bands with the worst aggregate scores after the Regionals are relegated