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 number of concerts throughout the year, playing a wide variety of music. We also organise the well-known Kirkby Lonsdale Brass Band Contest (started in 1988) in June of each year.
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.
Kirkby Lonsdale Brass Band Contest 2017
This years contest is on Sunday 18th June and is being adjudicated by Peter Crompton. Ten adult bands and junior bands compete over the course of the day, beginning at 11am when the first band marches through the street before playing a short programme in the main square (in an open marquee) comprising a hymn, a march and an 'entertainment piece lasting 25 minutes'.
After the judging the massed bands play, weather permitting, a short programme of hymns and marches in the square.
The day is well attended and there is much to enjoy in this traditional afternoon of entertainment. Chairs are provided for the audience and there's a raffle too. There are also numerous cafes nearby to keep us all fed and watered.
There are a number of prizes on offer apart from the 1st/2nd and 3rd places. Awards are made for the best march, best hymn, best stand-up soloist, most entertaining band and a trophy is awarded for deportment on the street march.