Category Archives: Skelmanthorpe Band

New signings for Skelmanthorpe

The Skelmanthorpe Band has announced a number of new signings in recent months — ones who have already helped lead them to success at the Butlins Mineworkers Championship in Skegness and a podium finish at the First Section Yorkshire Regional … Continue reading

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Butlins Mineworkers Championships 2017

What a superb weekend for The Skelmanthorpe Brass Band Community at the 2017 Butlins Mineworkers Open Championships in Skegness. Playing Malcolm Arnold’s ‘Fantasy for Brass Band’, The Skelmanthorpe Band were placed first in the First Section out of a mammoth … Continue reading

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Christmas at Boarshurst

It was a cold and rainy Sunday evening when The Skelmanthorpe Band, for its first Christmas concert of the season, travelled to Greenfield’s Boarshurst Band Club in Saddleworth. Compered and conducted by its MD, Jim Davies and along with a … Continue reading

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Three Band Christmas Concert

The Skelmanthorpe Band, Skelmanthorpe Prospect Brass and Skelmanthorpe Training Band were thrilled to present the Skelmanthorpe Mini Band at the Brass Band Community’s Friends Of The Band And Chair Sponsors’ Annual Three Band (or should we now say ‘Four’ Band) … Continue reading

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Leicester Contest 2016

The Leicestershire Brass Band Association’s November Contest (more commonly known as The Leicester Contest) this year moved to a new venue of Loughborough Endowed Schools. With around 50 bands competing over the five regular sections plus the recently established unregistered … Continue reading

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Mastering Musicianship Day

Saturday 24th September 2016 was a fantastic day for the Skelmanthorpe Brass Band Community. More than 30 brass and percussion musicians from the Community and bands from the surrounding area gathered at Scissett Middle School for a Mastering Musicianship Day. … Continue reading

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Three Bands Proms in the Park

With strong winds and heavy showers looming on this July Summer’s evening, The Skelmanthorpe Band, Skelmanthorpe Prospect Brass and Skelmanthorpe Training Band came together at Thorncliffe Working Men’s Club for what has now become their annual ‘Proms In The Park’ … Continue reading

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Morley March and Hymn Tune Contest 2016

This year’s prestigious Morley March and Hymn tune Contest was held on Sunday 19th June. The contest’s format comprises a road march along the pedestrianised Queen Street, from the Ernie Wise Statue to the precinct adjacent to the Town Hall … Continue reading

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Shanties in Shepley with Kimber’s Men

In May 2016, The Skelmanthorpe Band and traditional seasong and shanty singers, Kimber’s Men once more came together, this time playing the Main Stage Closing Concert at the Shepley Spring Festival. The three-day annual event, voted ‘Village Festival of the … Continue reading

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Spring Festival Blackpool 2016

This year’s British Open Spring Festival contest comprising the Grand Shield, the Senior Cup and the Senior Trophy was held in Blackpool’s Winter Gardens on Saturday 14th May. Playing Music For Battle Creek by Philip Sparke, The Skelmanthorpe Band competed … Continue reading

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