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...

Live on Radio 2 with Simon Callow

Hear the Band on BBC Radio 2 with Simon Callow Listen now  

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...

Simon Callow’s Adaptation of the Dickens Classic ‘A Christmas Carol’ with music performed by National Champion Brass Band, Brighouse and Rastrick.

The Brighouse and Rastrick Band join forces to release a very special album this Christmas. The CD will combine Simon Callow’s acclaimed adaptation of Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’ together with traditional Christmas carols performed by The Brighouse and Rastrick Band.

Brighouse Regain National Finals Glory

The Brighouse & Rastrick Brass Band have been crowned the National Brass Band Champions of Great Britain at the Royal Albert Hall for the 10th time in its 137 year history.
Despite a ten hour wait which saw the band perform at 18.20, the band members held their nerve and performed Howard Snell’s picturesque work “Gallery”

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.

Radio City

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