Whit Friday & Tour 2019!

The band have had a busy few months and we’re now looking forward to one of the highlights of our calendar year – the Whit Friday contest! For anyone unaware of Whit, have a look at one of our previous posts which will fill you in. This year, it’s an even more exciting weekend than usual because we’re undertaking a Tour de Yorkshire staying up in Huddersfield!

To prepare for Whit Friday and our Tour, we commissioned a march from the legendary Derek Broadbent. To celebrate our first birthday, we called it PWBB after the band – to see a clip of the band playing it conducted by Derek himself, see here. We love the march and can’t wait to play it on Whit Friday!

While up in Huddersfield, we’ll be performing at a variety of local events during the Holmfirth Arts Festival, including at the Holmfirth Civic Hall and the Bandstand in Greenhead park. We’re looking forward to teaming up with the brilliant Hade Edge Band whilst there as well! Our events calendar for the weekend is:

  • Friday 14th June
    • Whit Friday
  • Saturday 15th June
    • Opening event for the Holmfirth Arts Festival on Hollowgate from 11:30am
    • ‘Touch of Brass’ concert at Holmfirth Civic Hall starting at 3.30pm
  • Sunday 16th June
    • Greenhead Park bandstand from 12noon to 1:30pm

Keep an eye on our social media for all the updates on what the band’s up to. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @pwbrassband.