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Bolsover Success

Posted on Oct 12th, 2017

Skelmanthorpe Band were very pleased to take second place at the recent Bolsover Festival of Brass. This is an incredibly popular entertainment…

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New Signings

Posted on Sep 20th, 2017

Skelmanthorpe Band are pleased to welcome James and Elly Roberts to the band. The couple have recently moved to West Yorkshire and have joined the…

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Departures

Posted on Sep 20th, 2017

This month, Skelmanthorpe Band is saying farewell to Sharon Swales, who has been a member of the band for eighteen years. During this time, she has…

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Marines Bound

Marines Bound

Posted on Aug 20th, 2017

The band has said a sad but very proud farewell to Simeon Johnson who is leaving to start a new chapter of his life with the Royal Marines. Simeon…

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Wedding Bells

Wedding Bells

Posted on Aug 20th, 2017

The Skelmanthorpe Band was very proud to play a part in the wedding of our cornet player Kathryn Hunt to Adam Bell. Kathryn has been a member of the…

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Durham Miners Gala 2017

Durham Miners – July 2017

Posted on Jul 20th, 2017

The Durham Miners Gala is one of the biggest events of its’ kind anywhere in the country and is a great day. The band supports the residents of…

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Skelmanthorpe Brass Band Community Easter Coffee Morning

Posted on Apr 3rd, 2017

The Community turned out in force on Saturday 1st April for our annual Easter Coffee Morning. The now famous Easter egg tombola was a huge success.…

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New signings for Skelmanthorpe

Posted on Mar 29th, 2017

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…

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Butlins Mineworkers Championships 2017

Posted on Jan 18th, 2017

What a superb weekend for The Skelmanthorpe Brass Band Community at the 2017 Butlins Mineworkers Open Championships in Skegness. Playing Malcolm…

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Christmas at Boarshurst

Posted on Dec 20th, 2016

It was a cold and rainy Sunday evening when The Skelmanthorpe Band, for its first Christmas concert of the season, travelled to Greenfield's…

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Three Band Christmas Concert

Posted on Dec 17th, 2016

The Skelmanthorpe Band, Skelmanthorpe Prospect Brass and Skelmanthorpe Training Band were thrilled to present the Skelmanthorpe Mini Band at the…

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Leicester Contest 2016

Posted on Nov 30th, 2016

The Leicestershire Brass Band Association's November Contest (more commonly known as The Leicester Contest) this year moved to a new venue of…

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Hardraw Scar Entertainment Contest 2016

Posted on Nov 25th, 2016

This year was Skelmanthorpe Prospect Brass' second visit to the Hardraw Scar Entertainment contest. The event is held annually in the natural…

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YHBBA Annual Contest 2016

Posted on Nov 8th, 2016

The Yorkshire and Humberside Brass Band Association is always looking at ways to promote brass music in Yorkshire and Humberside and with just seven…

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Mastering Musicianship Day

Posted on Sep 24th, 2016

Saturday 24th September 2016 was a fantastic day for the Skelmanthorpe Brass Band Community. More than 30 brass and percussion musicians from the…

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Three Bands Proms in the Park

Posted on Sep 2nd, 2016

With strong winds and heavy showers looming on this July Summer's evening, The Skelmanthorpe Band, Skelmanthorpe Prospect Brass and Skelmanthorpe…

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Morley March and Hymn Tune Contest 2016

Posted on Sep 2nd, 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…

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Prizes at The Whit Friday March Contests 2016

Posted on Sep 2nd, 2016

Despite very heavy rainfall, Skelmanthorpe Prospect Brass arrived at the brass band contest that takes place every year during the afternoon and…

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Shanties in Shepley with Kimber’s Men

Posted on Sep 2nd, 2016

In May 2016, The Skelmanthorpe Band and traditional seasong and shanty singers, Kimber's Men once more came together, this time playing the Main…

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Spring Festival Blackpool 2016

Posted on Jun 5th, 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…

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Skelmanthorpe Bands Battle at Bradford

Posted on Jun 5th, 2016

Over the weekend of 5th - 6th March, our two registered bands made their annual trip to St George's Hall, Bradford to compete in the Yorkshire…

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Skelmanthorpe Band at Butlins

Posted on Jan 18th, 2016

Contest season 2016 began for The Skelmanthorpe Band and its conductor, Jim Davies with the Butlins Mineworkers Open Championships in Skegness on…

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Visit to Transport Museum

Posted on Dec 22nd, 2015

On Sunday 13 December 2015, the Skelmanthorpe Training Band climbed aboard a vintage 1959 Sheffield Bus, and travelled to South Yorkshire Transport…

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The Perfect Christmas Gift

Posted on Dec 8th, 2015

Get your copy from any member of the bands, at every concert/event of the bands, by contacting via the Community's Facebook or Twitter Pages or by…

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Skelmanthorpe Slow Melody 2015

Posted on Nov 7th, 2015

The annual Skelmanthorpe Band's Slow Melody and Ensemble Contest took place on the 7th November 2015 and proved to be a great success with…

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New Musical Director at Skelmanthorpe Band

Posted on Oct 12th, 2015

Jim Davies the cornet virtuoso of Cory and Brighouse fame is delighted to accept the position of Musical Director of the Skelmanthorpe Brass…

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Summer Prize Draw

Posted on Jul 27th, 2015

The Skelmanthorpe Brass Band Community would like to thank all the companies who generously donated raffle prizes and to everyone who purchased a…

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The Skelmanthorpe Brass Band Community Summer Fair

Posted on Jul 19th, 2015

With heavy, morning showers threatening to persist into the afternoon, band members, friends and supporters were determined that the inclement…

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Proms on the Farm – Silsden

Posted on Jul 18th, 2015

Set on the outskirts of the Yorkshire Dales, this year's annual 'Proms on the Farm' has been said to be the best yet. An estimated 1,000 people came…

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Skelmanthorpe Band announce resignation of MD

Posted on Jul 17th, 2015

The Skelmanthorpe Band would like to announce the resignation of their Musical Director Martin Hall. Martin has enjoyed a successful 18 months with…

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Durham Miners Gala 2015

Posted on Jul 14th, 2015

Every summer, thousands of people turn out to celebrate the area's mining heritage and links to the trade union movement. The Skelmanthorpe Band…

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Brighouse Festival of Brass 2015

Posted on Jul 5th, 2015

Taking part in the 16th Brighouse Lyons' March and Hymn Tune Contest, The Skelmanthorpe Band and Skelmanthorpe Prospect Brass marched along Bethel…

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Three Band Proms In The Park

Posted on Jul 4th, 2015

The three bands from the Skelmanthorpe Brass Band Community came together on the evening of Saturday 4th of July 2015 at Thorncliffe Working Men's…

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Vacancies

Posted on Jun 28th, 2015

Skelmanthorpe Prospect Brass will be promoted to the 1st Section within the Yorkshire Area in 2018. We have immediate vacancies for both a Soprano…

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Second Section Winners at Whit Friday 2015

Posted on May 29th, 2015

Despite a gloomy weather forecast and the threat of heavy showers, at 5pm on Friday the 29th May 2015, Skelmanthorpe Prospect Brass boarded the coach…

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Yorkshire Regional Championships 2015

Posted on Mar 8th, 2015

Over the weekend of the 7-8 March 2015 more than sixty bands competed in the Yorkshire Regional Brass Band Championships at St. George’s Hall,…

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Brass at the Guild Hall 2015

Posted on Feb 1st, 2015

On Sunday 1st of February, Skelmanthorpe Band crossed the Pennines to take part in the 11th Brass at the Guild Contest in Preston, supported by…

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New Players

Posted on Jan 27th, 2015

Skelmanthorpe Band are delighted to announce a number of new signings. Louise Belton and Lindsey Abell boost the cornet section joining from…

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Christmas Tree Festival 2014

Posted on Dec 12th, 2014

Businesses and groups in and around Skelmanthorpe were invited to take part in the village’s fourth Annual Christmas Tree Festival. The exhibition…

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Contest Success

Posted on Nov 23rd, 2014

Skelmanthorpe Band gained a creditable 3rd place at the Leicestershire Brass Band Contest in November 2014. The band played Dances and Alleluias by…

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Sheffield Band Club

Posted on Nov 16th, 2014

On Sunday 16 November 2014, Unite the Union (City of Sheffield) Band hosted its annual band club prize-giving concert. Fifteen bands took part in the…

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Slow Melody and Ensemble Contest 2014

Posted on Nov 8th, 2014

Another great day of music making took place at the Skelmanthorpe Slow Melody and Ensemble competition, where it turned out to be a very successful…

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2014 NWABBA Rochdale Contest

Posted on Oct 26th, 2014

On Sunday 26th October 2014, both The Skelmanthorpe Band and Skelmanthorpe Prospect Brass took to the Stage at the 2014 Rochdale Contest. After…

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Bolsover Festival of Brass 2014

Posted on Oct 5th, 2014

Bolsover’s Festival of Brass was held at Heritage High School in Clowne on Sunday the 5th October 2014. A total of forty bands took part in the…

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Roger Davies comes to Skelmanthorpe

Posted on Sep 27th, 2014

Back in September 2014 Skelmanthorpe Prospect Brass shared the stage with Yorkshire singer/songwriter, Roger Davies for the band's 20th anniversary…

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Easyfundraising

Posted on Aug 13th, 2014

We have registered with an organisation called Easyfundraising.org.uk that can generate funds for Skelmanthorpe Brass Band Community without any cost…

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New Solo Euphonium

Posted on Jul 19th, 2014

The Skelmanthorpe Band are pleased to announce the signing of Adam Turner as our new solo euphonium. Adam has spent the last three years as solo…

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Proms on the Farm

Posted on Jul 19th, 2014

The Proms on the farm concert in Silsden has become an annual event for the Skelmanthorpe Band over the past few years and is always a fine way to…

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2014 Morley March and Hymn Tune Contest

Posted on Jun 15th, 2014

Sunday 15th June 2014. The Skelmanthorpe Brass Band Community had an excellent outing at the 2014 Morley March and Hymn Tune Contest with…

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Grand Opening of the Band room

Posted on Jun 15th, 2014

Sunday 15th June 2014. In the winter of 2010, four members of the Skelmanthorpe Brass Band Community's committee met in a small, cold, windowless…

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Winners at Whit Friday Marches

Posted on Jun 13th, 2014

Skelmanthorpe Prospect Brass Band impressed the adjudicators with their performances of "True and Trusty" marching down the roads in Saddleworth on…

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The 94th Spring Brass Band Festival

Posted on Apr 26th, 2014

This year's Spring Festival took place on Saturday 26 April at the newly refurbished Winter Gardens complex in Blackpool. Sixty bands in total…

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Holme Valley Brass Band Contest

Posted on Apr 6th, 2014

Competing for the first time in section 'A’ and undeterred by the level of competition, the cool, calm and collected Skelmanthorpe Prospect Brass…

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Brass and Brassier

Posted on Apr 5th, 2014

Saturday 5th April 2014 saw the Skelmanthorpe Band led by Musical Director, Martin Hall, join forces with the Honley Ladies Choir for a ‘Brass and…

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Yorkshire Regional Brass Band Championships 2014

Posted on Mar 2nd, 2014

Contest season is upon us once again and this year’s Yorkshire Regional Brass Band championships were held during the first weekend in March at St.…

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Brass at the Guild Hall

Posted on Feb 2nd, 2014

The Skelmanthorpe Band got the New Year off to a flying start in Preston after winning the Championship section of the Brass at the Guild Hall…

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Martin Hall

Skelmanthorpe Band appoint new Musical Director

Posted on Jan 3rd, 2014

Skelmanthorpe Band are pleased to announce that Martin Hall has accepted the role as their new Musical Director. His initial appointment is to lead…

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Skelmanthorpe Christmas Tree Service

Posted on Dec 22nd, 2013

A record number of players from across the Skelmanthorpe Brass Band Community joined together for the annual Christmas Tree Service in the centre of…

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Former players get married

Posted on Dec 21st, 2013

The Skelmanthorpe Band would like to extend their congratulations to Matt and Jo Johnson (formally Payne) on their marriage on Saturday 21st…

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Penistone Paramount Concert

Posted on Dec 14th, 2013

A packed out Penistone Paramount enjoyed a rousing concert from Skelmanthorpe Band and debutants New Mill Male Voice Choir on Saturday 14th…

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Doncaster Minster Concert

Posted on Dec 13th, 2013

Sometimes superstitions do come true and for those that fear the dreaded Friday the 13th there was certainly a degree of bad luck that contributed to…

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Huge thanks to Co-operative Group

Posted on Nov 26th, 2013

The Skelmanthorpe Brass Band Community would like to say a huge thank you to The Co-operative Group’s Community Fund, which has recently awarded us…

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Skelmanthorpe Band welcomes new recruits

Posted on Nov 23rd, 2013

Skelmanthorpe Band are delighted to announce the arrival of 4 new members within the last few weeks. Connor Lennon has accepted the position of…

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A taste of Yorkshire provided by Skelmanthorpe Band

Posted on Nov 12th, 2013

The Skelmanthorpe Band were delighted to work with Lloyds Band on Tuesday 12th November to play a programme of Yorkshire music. The event, held at…

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Three Band Concert 2013

Posted on Oct 19th, 2013

On Saturday 19th October the Skelmanthorpe Brass Band Community put on their annual 3 bands concert at Shelley College. The concert is regarded by…

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Skelmanthorpe B Band gain 2nd place at The National Brass Band Finals 2013

Posted on Sep 22nd, 2013

Congratulations go to Skelmanthorpe B Band on its fantastic result on 22nd September 2013. The band was competing in the National Brass Band…

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The Road to Cheltenham Raffle Winners

Posted on Sep 16th, 2013

The Skelmanthorpe B Band would like to thank all the companies who generously donated raffle prizes, CV Graphics for the printing work and to…

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A Bigger Bandroom for Skelmanthorpe

Posted on Sep 7th, 2013

Work has started on expanding the bandroom’s facilities and its car park. By mid June, the recently purchased brick storage building had…

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Skelmanthorpe Training Band

Posted on Jul 20th, 2013

Skelmanthorpe Training Band at Pilling Lane Summer Fair on July 20th 2013,played a programme of easy-listening, foot-tapping music to residents and…

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Hymn Kings!

Posted on Jun 30th, 2013

The Skelmanthorpe Band concluded their March and Hymn tune season amongst a tough field of 25 bands on Sunday 30th June with a reprise of their…

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Concert with Dennis Rollins

Posted on Jun 21st, 2013

Friday 21st June 2013. ‘Amazing’, ‘fabulous’ and ‘brilliant’ are all words that were used last night to describe the B Band’s…

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Concert with Bolsterstone Male Voice Choir

Posted on Jun 21st, 2013

The longest day of the year saw Skelmanthorpe Band join forces once more with Bolsterstone Male Voice Choir to put on a sell out concert at St John…

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Morley March and Hymn Tune 2013

Posted on Jun 16th, 2013

The Skelmanthorpe Band claimed the honours at Morley on 16th June 2013. There was an excellent turn out of competitors at the popular Morley March…

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The Road to Cheltenham

Posted on May 31st, 2013

Tickets for our Grand Fund Raising Raffle are available from all members of the Skelmanthorpe B Band and are on sale NOW, at £1.00 each of which…

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93rd Spring Festival

Posted on May 11th, 2013

Saturday 11th May 2013. Playing a new arrangement by Derek Broadbent of Tchaikovsky's 'Capriccio Italien opus 45', The Skelmanthorpe Band competed…

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Yorkshire Area Regional Contest 2013

Posted on Mar 9th, 2013

The Skelmanthorpe Band and the B Band travelled to St Georges Hall, Bradford on Sunday 3rd March to participate in the 2013 Yorkshire Regional Brass…

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New Year’s Honours List

Posted on Feb 5th, 2013

2013 sees national recognition for Skelmanthorpe Brass Band Community's treasurer, B Band baritone player and past Chairman of the International…

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Celebrating Being Proud to be British

Posted on Nov 30th, 2012

The 2012 Brass Factor competition celebrated being proud to be British and was dedicated to the memory of Private Thomas Wroe, 18, from 3rd Battalion…

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Training Band Makes The Grade

Posted on Nov 27th, 2012

In November2012, eight very talented members of Skelmanthorpe Training Band made Skelmanthorpe Band history when they took their ABRSM Grade 1…

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Slow Melody and Ensemble Contest

Posted on Nov 10th, 2012

The seventh annual Skelmanthorpe Brass Band Community Slow Melody & Ensemble Contest took place on 10 November 2012 with over 60 entries…

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Pogson Bray Entertainment Contest

Posted on Oct 14th, 2012

Despite giving a superb performance the Skelmanthorpe B Band was gracious in defeat when it was awarded Best third section band not in the prizes and…

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In Concert with the Kimber’s Men

Posted on Oct 6th, 2012

"Sea Shanty music and Brass Band - never been done before" said Dave Buckley from Britain's premier sea shanty group Kimbers Men. He continued, "But…

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Tri-Umphant Three Bands Concert 2012

Posted on Sep 22nd, 2012

The Skelmanthorpe Methodist Church Hall was packed to capacity by friends, supporters and listeners, all waiting with excited anticipation of a…

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Tribute to Creswell Miners

Posted on Sep 16th, 2012

The Skelmanthorpe Band travelled to Derbyshire, to perform in the Creswell Social Centre charity concert. Funds raised by the concert went towards…

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Skelmanthorpe Training Band Flourishes

Posted on Aug 27th, 2012

A shared grant of £23,000 was awarded over a two year period to the three bands of Skelmanthorpe B, Thurlstone and Deepcar. Initially the…

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Brighouse March Contest 2012

Posted on Jul 1st, 2012

The Skelmanthorpe Band and B Band were in high spirits for the Brighouse March contest as we were once again we were blessed with a dry day and the…

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Holmfirth Arts Festival 2012

Posted on Jun 23rd, 2012

As just one of many events in a packed programme that made up the Holmfirth Arts Festival, the Skelmanthorpe Band was invited to throw off its…

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Morley March Contest 2012

Posted on Jun 17th, 2012

The weather was really kind to us on 17th June 2012 at the Morley March contest. A large and appreciative crowd had turned out to watch Skelmanthorpe…

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Yorkshire Area 2012

Posted on Mar 4th, 2012

The Skelmanthorpe Band and B Band took part in this year's contest on the weekend of the 3rd and 4th March. The chosen test piece for the…

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Training Bands – The Brass Bands of Tomorrow

Posted on Jan 27th, 2012

Bringing about a successful training programme is an industrious and purposeful undertaking, so it was with immense satisfaction that Skelmanthorpe…

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