Brighouse announce new Honarary Vice-President

The Brighouse and Rastrick Band is delighted to announce the appointment of lifelong fan and TV Celebrity Chef Brian Turner CBE as an Honorary Vice-President. Band President Lyndon Stacey commented “I am absolutely delighted that Brian has accepted my invitation to...

‘Boobs & Brass’ – ‘Goodbye to Yorkshire’

The Brighouse & Rastrick Band are delighted to announce that the next Massed Bands concert, held on 24th March 2018 will be with the ladies of 'Boobs & Brass'. Maggie and Jane recall how this special bond between both bands came about; "When we formed Boobs & Brass in...

Live on Radio 2 with Simon Callow

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Massed Bands with Boobs & Brass. Huddersfield Town Hall Saturday March 24th 2018 – 7.15pm


Leeds Best of Brass Series
Morley Town Hall
Saturday April 7th 2018 – 7.30pm


Mirfield Parish Church
Saturday April 28th 2018 – 7.30pm








The Brighouse and Rastrick Band is regarded by many as the best and most consistent ‘public subscription band’ in the world. In its time the majority of premier band championships have been held by ‘Briggus’ whilst the band has also attracted a formidable reputation for highly entertaining concerts for both the general public and brass band connoisseur.

The band was formed over 130 years ago through public donations given by the townsfolk of the adjacent villages of Brighouse and Rastrick that face each other across the River Calder in West Yorkshire, England.

Today, it still continues to be supported through public subscriptions and its own fund raising efforts. Its amateur members traditionally pride themselves on being financially independent, never having been beholden to any commercial interest, yet they are still regarded as one of the ‘elite’ on the contest and concert platforms.