Harrogate has North Yorkshire’s best brass band

28 January 2012

The Harrogate Band

The Harrogate Band are officially the Best Brass Band in North Yorkshire.

Confirmation comes courtesy of the official rankings provided by the world-wide brass band authority 4barsrest.com.

Taking into account the band’s various victories in contests in 2011 under young musical director Craig Ratcliffe the Band has shot up the world’s brass band rankings to trounce other bands in the region.

Thanks to a great set of engagements in the local area such as Harlow Carr Gardens, The Old Swan Hotel and many more the players are looking forward to a busy and varied 2012. There will be plenty of competing and great concerts ahead starting with a contest in Preston followed by a spectacular concert in Starbeck Methodist Church on Saturday 11th February.

Band Chairman Keith GrahamBand Chairman Keith Graham (right) commented:

Being the best band in North Yorkshire is a great achievement by the players. We’re seriously entertaining. Audiences love our performances and we’ll continue to demonstrate how we deserve this accolade in our busy year ahead.


The Band can next be seen in concert at Starbeck Methodist Church, 11th February at 7:30pm.

Tickets are available on the door or in advance on 01423 887939.

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