75 YEARS SERVICE

                                            Jack Sedgewick      Jack and Gordon       Gordon

We are very pleased to be playing a special Celebration Concert on Saturday 13th October in St. Mary's Church, Kirkby Lonsdale at 7:30 pm.

This is to celebrate that Jack Sedgewick - Euphonium, and Gordon Holmes - Trombone, have been playing in the band for 75 years. When they joined Mr James Dennison, a fine musician and teacher who had played under the baton of Sir Henry Wood, was conductor and under his instruction Jack and Gordon developed their playing. Hard work, practise and enthusiasm has made them very loyal members of the band and we are very pleased to have them. Please join us to celebrate their long service.


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                                    Kirkby Lonsdale Brass Band Contest 2018          

We had a lovely day for this year's contest with the rain holding off until late in the afternoon. All the bands played very well and the mini concerts were much enjoyed by the large crowd. The day would not be possible without the hard work of many, both in front of and behind the scenes, and also all the bands, their supporters and those who come to listen.


We would also like to sincerely thank the following for their donations to the contest's raffle.

Chocolat in Kirkby Lonsdale - http://www.chocolatemine.co.uk

Dales Traditional Butchers - https://dalesbutchers.co.uk

Jingling Lane Chippy - https://en-gb.facebook.com/Jingling-Lane-Chippy-1620194031589363/

The Sun Inn - https://www.sun-inn.info

The Bath House - https://www.thebathhouseshop.co.uk

The Royal Hotel - https://www.royalhotelkirkbylonsdale.co.uk

Lunesdale Decorators - http://www.lunesdaledecorators.com


We look forward to welcoming you all next year on Sunday 16th June 2019. 





April - We are delighted to report that we have had a good response to our appeal for new learners/returners to the band world. The group commenced in February and we have a nice relaxed gathering of players including players of cornet, flugel horn, baritone and euphonium. Several of the group are brass players who have not played for a number of years - and they are developing in strength, stamina and sound every week. The learners are also making good progress and are benefiting from playing in a small group.

We were particularly pleased that some of the players were able to play with us at the Good Friday Service in Kirkby Lonsdale and hope it won't be long before they're able to play in the full band at practice and at our engagements throughout the year.

If you are tempted to join us for free brass tuition in a friendly group then we'll see you on Mondays at 6:30pm at KL Rugby Club.


Kirkby Lonsdale Brass Band will be offering a weekly learners group with FREE tuition from experienced musicians starting on Monday 12th February, from 6:30 to 7:30 pm at Kirkby Lonsdale Rugby Club. (This is our usual band practice night, which starts at 7:30, so there is also an opportunity to stay and listen to that as well).

These classes are for all ages - children and adults, for beginners and returners to playing. Please note that children should be accompanied by an adult.

We do have some instruments available however if you have your own then please bring it along.

We are offering these free sessions as a means of encouraging new members to the band so if you are interested don't be shy - please either turn up on the night, telephone 01539 734271/07756920961 or use the "contact us" link for further information.

                                              We are looking forward to seeing you

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The Band

Kirkby Lonsdale Brass Band is a long established band (first records date us to 1821), based in the lovely town of Kirkby Lonsdale.

We are a friendly group and play a wide repertoire of music at a number of community events and concerts throughout the year. The music we play reflects a diverse range of musical styles and tastes. From traditional hymns and marches to popular tunes, contemporary and seasonal music the band has a wide and varied repertoire which is sure to please any audience. We are very active in the town and play in a large number of community events, for example the Good Friday service, St George's Day, Remembrance Day, Victorian Weekend concerts, weddings, local galas. We are also available for private functions so please contact us via our facebook page for further information or email - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

In June of each year we organise and host the well-known Kirkby Lonsdale Brass Band Contest (started in 1988). which attracts bands from across the north of England.The band has also made visits to Belgium and to Sweden and has hosted bands from these countries too.

The band is self supporting with funds raised from engagements, fund raising events and from our Patrons Fund. The band appreciates the excellent support from Patrons, townspeople and local businesses.

The band rehearses on Monday nights at Kirkby Lonsdale Rugby Club from 7:30 until 9:30. Before concerts we can also rehearse on a Wednesday night too. If you fancy a new pastime or a return to an old hobby then please come along for a blow. We are currently a small, non-contesting band but would welcome new players in all sections - please contact us via our facebook page for further information. We also have instruments to borrow as well.


Community Events

Beamish Agricultural Show, September 2017

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What a great day out despite the weather! The band were invited to play at The Beamish Agricultural Fair set in the grounds of Beamish Museum. Whilst the weather was awful, with heavy showers of rain throughout our 2 hour concert, luckily we were provided with a tent to play in and we had an enthusiastic audience who could hear our playing as they walked round the attractions which included Cavalry and Bird of Prey displays and duck herding. (Other photos are in the 'Gallery').


The band also had an opportunity to play at an ecumenical service in Milnthorpe in the summer. This is getting to be a regular event for us which was again enjoyed by the band and the congregation, especially as the weather was good.



Kirkby Lonsdale Brass Band appoints a new musical director

Kirkby Lonsdale Brass Band, one of the oldest in the UK, is delighted to announce that it has appointed a new Musical Director, Philip Watson. Philip's background as a musician with HM Forces and National Development Officer for Brass Bands England means he brings a wealth of experience to the band.

We are also delighted to announce that the retiring MD, Allan Greenwood will remain involved with the band. Allan joined the band in December 1978 and has led us to success not only in national and local competitions but also encouraged our participation at numerous community events. Allan will be a difficult act to follow and the band members are very grateful for his hard work and commitment over the years and look forward to his continuing involvement.



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