Here is a band that had a degree of success during the 1920s and 30s at local contests. History shows that it did not survive the Second World War.
Congratulations to Professor David King and the Brighouse and Rastrick Band for what has been described as a sparkling performance at the Royal Albert Hall National Brass Band Championship final in London yesterday to clinch the national title.
A few days ago it was reported that the American music arranger, Mark Freeh had passed away. Mark was the son of Salvation Army officers and brought up in the Salvation Army musical traditions. He often stated that his musical mentor was Erik Leidzen.
With the 2017 British Open brass band championship having seen only the third band from overseas to be crowned champions. It will be interesting to just reflect on the first one that won this prestigious prize the coveted British Open title.