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Band’s Christmas Party

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Yes we extend Christmas into January (because we’re so busy with Gigs in December!) …. so we are having our Christmas Party on the 21st January. Last year was very enjoyable and we expect numbers to be just as high this year so please purchase your tickets in good time to ensure places. All members, family and friends of the band are welcome!

Tickets can be obtained from Audrey Brown and Charles Wilson, money with order please, cheques made out to ‘Shepherd Group Brass Band’.

Email sb@shepherdgroupbrassband.co.uk for tickets or band members can ask in rehearsals.

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Christmas Concerts, “the best yet”

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We have been very humbled by the response to our latest Joseph Rowntree concerts, which we have been told were “our best yet!”. Every year the bands of the Shepherd Group put on Gala Christmas Concerts at the Joseph Rowntree Theatre in York, and every year they are very successful and always sell out.

This was also the very first performance of our latest ensemble and absolute beginners, Brass Roots, who played as the audience were arriving. Brass Roots has been founded to accommodate absolute beginners in their first few months of learning and teach them the basics of notation and playing in a small-ensemble setting before entering the Academy Band.

MD Richard Wilton commented:

“I had a five year plan for when I joined the band as to where I saw the organisation going, and it has been completely blown out of the water! We now have over 150 members, 5 bands and some of the most passionate and dedicated brass players around.”

Grand Finale

Every year we conclude our concerts with a massed bands finale and every year these are getting more and more elaborate. This year we concluded with the bands playing the “Hallelujah Chorus” accompanied by the “Silent Monks of Tang Hall”….. Please check out our full video of the finale, which went down a storm with the croud!

Donation

The funds raised from these concerts are so important for the band, as they allow us to carry on progressing our youth programme, purchase new instruments, pay for extra tutors and keep our music library up-to-date. However, we are so lucky as a band that we are in such a stable financial position and we have therefore decided to donate our retiring collection to charity. Across the two nights our audiences donated a total of £516, which will be split between York Against Cancer and Brass for Africa.

We have a busy schedule for concerts for 2017, which will be available, so keep checking our Events page.

Academy Band Performing at the Joseph Rowntree Theatre

Christmas Gala Concert

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Our Annual Christmas Gala Concert at Joseph Rowntree Theatre featuring all of our bands. A night full of great music and festive spirit – this event always sells out so don’t miss out!

Our Annual Christmas Gala Concert at Joseph Rowntree Theatre featuring all of our bands. A night full of great music and festive spirit – this event always sells out so don’t miss out!

PLEASE NOTE CHANGES TO BOOKING DETAILS:

Due to some changes at the theatre our regulars should be aware that booking details have changed.

You can still book through Nicola as usual, but ONLY up until 13th November. After that bookings must be made directly through the theatre.

Contact Nicola Harper on: 01904 655076
Contact the theatre directly on: 01904 658197

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Barbican Carol Concert

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The Concert Band are appearing in the Barbican’s Carol Concert.

York’s 59th Annual Community Carol Concert will take place at the York Barbican on Sunday 11th December 2016 at 2.30pm.

Tickets will be available from the York Barbican Box Office from 1 July 2016
All tickets are £7.50 adults, £6 OAPs and under 14s, with a Family Ticket £24 (2 adults and 2 under 14’s).