British Open “Open rehearsal”

The Brighouse & Rastrick Band will be hosting an open rehearsal in the Brighouse Methodist Church on Wednesday the 5th of September for all those interested to hear the band rehearse “Brussels Requiem”. This is a chance to hear the band with no tickets required, and a...

MASSED BANDS TIME AGAIN AT HUDDERSFIELD!

This year’s autumn spectacular features the best of music reflecting the eras of the two world wars and the celebrations of peace that followed. Out of trauma came music to inspire and entertain the Nation and the next concert - ‘CELEBRATION and REMEMBRANCE’ - allows...

Brighouse play at Towersey Festival

Brighouse are looking forward to performing alongside some fantastic artists at the Towersey Festival. We are playing on Sunday the 26th of August and will be under the baton of our resident conductor Dr Dave Thornton. Tickets are available...

New Zealand cornet star for Brighouse

Following the recent departure of Kathleen Gaspoz, Brighouse and Rastrick has acted swiftly in appointing the New Zealand cornet star, Kyle Lawson, to the position of Principal Cornet with immediate effect. Kyle has held the principal cornet position previously with...

Whit Friday Saddleworth Champions 2018

  We are delighted to announce that we are to be crowned 2018 Whit Friday Saddleworth Champions!! Despite the rain, the band achieved six 1sts at, Denshaw, Delph, Dobcross, Greenfield, Grotton, and Lydgate. We also won a wide range of best instrumentalist prizes...

Meet new Soprano Cornet, Connor Lennon

The Brighouse & Rastrick Band are delighted to announce the signing of Connor Lennon on Soprano Cornet with immediate effect. Connor joins the band after Dominic Longhurst decided to leave the Band to focus on his trumpet career after filling both Principal Cornet and...

Brighouse announce new Honorary 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...

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.

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by Brighouse and Rastrick Band Featuring Ryan Watkins (Trombone) | Vita Destructa