Shepherd Group Concert Band
The Concert Band is the next natural stepping stone from the Youth Band and provides an opportunity for players of an intermediate level to gain more experience of performing. The aim of the band, under the enthusiastic direction of Mike Pratt, is to provide a more light-
The Concert Band entertains audiences throughout the year during its very busy concert schedule, and has had its own taste of contesting success in recent years and has become a regular competitor at both the Ripon Entertainments Contest and the Hardraw Scar Contest. The band maintains the high standard of a third/fourth section band, but it isn’t registered. This is simply to allow players to play in both the Concert Band and the Senior Band.
Our Concert Band rehearses on Wednesdays at 7:30pm at the HiBay Conference Centre on the Portakabin™ site in Huntington, York.
If you would like to become part of this exciting, fun-
The Musical Director: Mike Pratt
Mike comes from a musical family – his father, Ted, was a well-respected player, teacher and conductor. Mike appears to have boundless energy as a conductor and his limitless musicianship and enthusiasm ensure that the band puts on a great show each and every time they perform.
He’s also an accomplished Euphonium player with a proven track record, having played with such bands as York Railway Institute and Yorkshire Imperial. He is now Principal Euphonium with the Shepherd Group Senior Brass Band in addition to his Concert Band conducting duties. Where does he find the time…?