Local Brass Bands

A Brass Band is a group of musicians playing brass instruments. Drums and other percussion are often included.

The first Brass Band Contest in Halifax took place – with an audience of several thousand – at the Piece Hall on 26th September 1854. Of the 7 contestants, Dewsbury were the winners.

National Brass Band contests began in 1860. Black Dike Mills Band won the first contest and the prize of £40.

Some local Brass Bands and Silver Bands are listed below


Akroyd's Brass Band

Bethel New Connexion Band
Black Dyke Mills Brass Band
Brighouse & Rastrick Band
Brighouse & Rastrick Temperance Brass Band
Brighouse Borough Band
Brighouse British Legion Drum & Bugle Band
Brighouse Home Guards Band
Brighouse Subscription Band

Calder Vale Subscription Band
Clifton & Lightcliffe Band
Clifton Brass Band
Clifton Prize Band
Clifton Subscription Band
Copley & Skircoat Band
Copley Mills Brass Band
Cornholme Brass Band
Corporation Band, Lee Mount
Cragg Vale & Mytholmroyd Band
Cragg Vale & Mytholmroyd Prize Brass Band
Crossley's Carpets Works Band

Elland Edge Band
Elland Junior Silver Band
Elland Silver Band
Elland Upper Edge Brass Band
Elland Victoria Brass Band
Brian Evans

Faff & Fuffen Band
Friendly Band

Greater Elland S. P. & T. Social Band
Greetland & West Vale Brass Band

Hadwen's Brass Band
Haley Hill Sax Horn Band
Halifax Brass Works Band

Halifax Central Band
Halifax Corporation Band
Halifax Home Guard
Halifax Home Guard Band
Halifax Special Constabulary Band
Halifax Temperance Brass & Reed Band
Halifax Victoria Band
Halifax Yeomanry Band
Hartshead Band
William Heap
Hebden Bridge Band
Hebden Bridge Prize Brass Band
Heptonstall Brass Band
John Howarth

King Cross Band
King Cross British Legion Band
King Cross Prize Band
King Cross Subscription Band
Krumlin Band

Lee Mount Subscription Brass Band
Lindley Prize Band
Luddenden Old Band
Luddendenfoot Brass Band

Mixenden Band
Moderna Blanket Works Band
Sir Harry Mortimer

Nazebottom Temperance Brass Band
Nazebottom Temperance Prize Band
Norland Brass Band
North Parade Band, Halifax
North Ward Brass Band, Halifax
Northowram Subscription Band

Oats Royd Mills Brass Band
Outlane Brass Band
Outlane Prize Band
Ovenden Band

Ovenden Prize Band
Ovenden Subscription Band

Pratt's Brass Band, Brighouse

Queensbury Music Centre Band

Ripponden Brass Band
Rishworth & Ryburn Valley Brass Band
Rishworth Subscription Band

Snowdrop Band
Southowram Prize Band
Southowram Subscription Band
Sowerby Bridge ATC Band
Sowerby Bridge Brass Band
Sowerby Bridge Prize Band
Sowerby Bridge Subscription Band
Sowerby Subscription Band
Stainland Brass Band
Thomas Sugden
Sunny Vale Brass Band

Todmorden Amateur Band
Todmorden Brass Band & Glee Club
Todmorden Community Brass Band
Todmorden Old Brass Band

United Co-operative Yorkshire Band

Waff'n Fuffen Band
Walsden Temperance Brass Band
Waterloo Brass Band, Brighouse
Woodside (Halifax) Brass Band
Wyke Band
Wyke Old Band
Wyke Temperance Band

Yorkshire Huzzars Band

See Grantham Park, Rastrick

© Malcolm Bull 2022
Revised 13:16 / 21st November 2022 / 9037

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