The Brighouse & Rastrick Band Concert Team
The B&R Concert Team members are Michael Hanson, Dianne Hird, David Howe, Gordon Ratcliffe, Graham Ward and Andrew Wilkinson. Between them they have a broad range of experience to successfully promote and organise the Band’s own in-house concert promotions which help to provide high quality entertainment and help raise funds.
These include the famous Massed Bands concerts held twice a year, Spring and Autumn, in the excellent Huddersfield Town Hall. These top quality concerts have built an unrivalled reputation over the years, enjoying a keen following from those wishing to hear an array of top brass musicians perform in spectacular formation. The finest bands in the UK have been invited to appear as guests at one time or another, to combine with the home band under the musical direction of an eminent conductor of the day. The concert series first began in 1945 and has been running ever since – the 2019 season will be the 74th.
The Team also organise the popular annual Christmas concerts held in Brighouse at the Central Methodist Church on a Saturday during the busy run up to Christmas. These home town appearances are wellknown for their warm local atmosphere and are an enjoyable way to start Christmas.
Occasionally the Team has also organised B&R concerts during the summer in Brighouse and also in the reasonably nearby town of Ilkley.