Massed Bands with Boobs & Brass. Huddersfield Town Hall Saturday March 24th 2018 – 7.30pm


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


Mirfield Parish Church
Saturday April 28th 2018 – 7.30pm

‘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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When Christmas Comes to Town

By far the town’s largest indoor event of the year takes place on Sat. 9th December when Brighouse & Rastrick Band present their hugely popular Christmas Concerts at Central Methodist Church, Brighouse. Added excitement this time will be the chance for everyone to...








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.