Trip to Denmark.
June was a busy month for the band with a weekend trip to Denmark where the band played a concert with our MD Stig’s old band Concord on the Friday, and took part in the contest Brass Band Battle on the Saturday. The concert on the Friday was held at the Salvation Army Citadel in the center of Copenhagen and some of the people in the audience were the organizers of the trip back in ’86. They enjoyed the concert and the chance to meet up with Alan Briggs, our second horn player who was in the band back in ’86 when the band last visited Denmark. On the contest on the Saturday the winner is decided by the audience who votes for their favorite band and soloist. It is a great day with bands on all levels and with great opportunities for younger and inexperienced players to listen and get inspiration and for the higher section bands to spot up and coming players from the lower sections. The day was a great success and the band won the contest and their soloist Ea (who is also from Denmark) came second in the soloist competition after three small girls playing ‘Let it go’ dressed up as Ella, Anna and Olaf from the Disney film Frozen. On the Sunday we managed to get a bit of sightseeing done and tasted the local food before the band headed back home.
Band secretary Ann on her ride for the day of sightseeing.
Danish style hotdog
Back home the band started preparing for Morley march contest, where the band was defending champions. Again this year the band played the hymn tune ‘Deep Harmony’, and chose to show off their strengths on the march ‘The President’ with Mike Howley in front of the band. Unfortunately the day did not go as the band had hoped for, and the band ended on a 3rd place overall with Marsden first and Unite the Union in second place.
Summertime is Christmastime..???
– It is at Imps, where we continue our busy program from June and end first half of the 2015 season with a cd recording, – a Christmas cd… So at the moment the people of Gawthorpe can get a bit of Christmas atmosphere to go with the lovely Yorkshire summer weather if they pass the band room on rehearsal nights.The cd will unfortunately not be for sale, but is going to be distributed with The Peoples Friend magazine around Christmas time. After the cd recording the band will go on a well deserved three weeks summer break and be back in the beginning of August to start rehearsals for Doc. Martins Contest.
The Yorkshire Imperial DUT band will be performing at the Trinity Church in Ossett as part of their 150th year anniversary celebrations. The concert will be held on Saturday 30th May and will begin at 19.30pm at Trinity Church, Church Street, Ossett, West Yorkshire WF5 9DW.
The Trinity Church is a beautiful Grade II* listed building, built from Yorkshire Stone and is home to fabulous stained glass work that will be on show on the evening. Trinity Church is one of only three churches in the UK who can ring a peal of 14 bells – IMPressive.
The programme, which is designed to appeal to all musical tastes will include John William’s Indiana Jones and Tchaikoavsky’s 1812 Overture. The Imps will also be performing pieces that they will be competing with when they go on tour to compete in a Danish Entertainment Competition later on this year.
Tickets are reasonable priced at £10 for Adults and £8 for concessions. You can buy tickets online here and we will announce when tickets will go on sale from the church and another venue.
After a great start to the year, the Yorkshire Imps are on fine form so this concert is not to be missed!
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Following on from the success the Imps have had this year, we will be holding another preview concert at the University of Huddersfield to showcase the test piece by Eric Ball, Festival Music.
The Yorkshire Imps will be joined on the night by The Oldham and Lees Brass Band, who will also be performing their test piece, Tallis Variations by Philip Sparke. After the interval, there will be a short concert put on by the Imps.
Doors open at 19:00, and the concert begins at 19:30.
Entry is free.
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Yorkshire Imps will be making a few appearances in Yorkshire Parks over the summer. The very best from the Imps will be performing in a 10 piece and these performances are free of charge, for all to enjoy.
Our first appearance will be in Townfield Park, in Yeadon on 7th June. We will be performing from 14.00pm till 16.00pm.
Our second performance will be on 2nd August in Western Flatts, Cliff Park, Wortley. We will be performing from 14.00pm till 16.00pm.
It would be great for you to turn up and show your support for Yorkshire Imps.
For details of the full band in concert, check our engagements panel on the right hand side of the website, with details of where to buy tickets from.
Last Sunday saw Imps achieve their second respectable result of the year with 5th place at the Yorkshire Area. With only one place behind Brighouse and Rastrick (last years Yorkshire Area Champions).
A busy start to the year proved worthwhile as Imps went away with their best area result since 1998 when they came 5th with Peter Graham’s “Montage”.
Following the danger of relegation which has threatened the band, Imps are again safely in the Championship Section for another year and hope to uphold their reputation at the Spring Festival in May.
Feedback from the adjudicators and Peter Graham on Sunday concluded that Imps gave an impressive effort on stage and delivered a well rounded musical performance. The British Bandsman Magazine who were also in attendance described the band as being “on its best form for years in a really fine show”.
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