By KLTV Newsdesk –
Brighouse & Rastrick Band, one of the UK’s most renowned brass bands, has announced an Open Day on Saturday 15th, April at their Band HQ, located on the grounds of Brighouse High School.
The event, which will run from 11.00 am to 4.00 pm, is free to attend and open to everyone.
Band President Stephen Howes expressed his excitement about the upcoming event, saying, “we are eager to open our doors to our Patrons, supporters and anyone interested not only in brass music, its history and heritage but also local and family history.
“I am sure visitors will be surprised at the extent of our archive and collection of historical memorabilia.
“Many local people will have family connections to the Band, and we are always interested in hearing stories of former players and peoples’ memories of the Band.”
The Open Day will offer a unique opportunity to meet B&R players and the Band Team.
Guided tours of the Band’s extensive headquarters will be provided, as well as talks about the history and traditions of B&R, film archive presentations and photographic displays.
A Brass Octet will give musical entertainment made up of players from the Band, and light refreshments will be served throughout the day.
Stephen also reflected on the Band’s recent successes, saying, “The year 2022 was one of the most successful years in the history of the Brighouse & Rastrick Band.
“We were crowned British Open Champions, Brass in Concert Champions and 4BarsRest ‘Band of the Year’.
“We hope local people and those from further afield will come along and enjoy what we hope will be a memorable day in the history of our unique Band.”
The Band’s HQ is located at 73 Finkil Street, Brighouse HD6 2NY.
For further information, interested parties can contact the Band by emailing email@example.com or by phone at 07412677142.
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