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22nd - We played to the passing 2,000 runners in the Hull Marathon as they did a circuit of Costello Stadium, while raising thousands pound for numerous charities.

Hull Marathon 2019

1st - We played at the Annual North Eastern Royal Engineers Association Church Service at Leconfield (Normandy) Barracks

St Martins, Leconfield


4th - We played an outdoor concert at Normanby Hall. Well attended albeit audience was rather spread out meaning Chris, our MD, had a lot of running around to introduce what we were playing. Meanwhile the rest of us ate ice cream. Although forecast was not good rain held off and we really enjoyed our first performance at the hall.

Normanby Hall

Normanby Hall

Normanby Hall

Normanby Hall

Normanby Hall



21st - The band performed an outdoor concert at the bandstand, Hornsea Memorial Gardens. This is one of a series of concerts sponsored by Hornsea Council each Sunday throughout the summer. We had a had a wonderful appreciate audience, the rain held off and we got '10 out of 10' and a thumbs up from a young lady who enjoyed our performance of 'Happy'! As a band we are always happy to play at Hornsea and looking forward to going back there next summer!

Hornsea 2019

Hornsea 2019

Hornsea 2019

Hornsea 2019

Hornsea 2019


Katey Anderson has been playing cornet for the band for the past year which she was in the working in the area on a work placement. Sadly that work placement came to an end this month and she has had to leave the band. We all wish Katey well for the future and thank her for her contribution to the band during the past year. – Photo below of Christopher Childs BBB MD presenting Katey with a mug (featuring a photo of BBB of course) so that she has something to remember us by.

Katey Leaving


22nd The band was playing to entertain the crowds at North Newbald Gala held at the playing fields. Excellent hog roast, real ale and a good variety of entertainment with the event being very well supported.

Newbal Gala June 2019

9th -The band was delighted to be playing at the annual Humber Bridge Sportive Charity Event at Hesslewood Office Park - a fun non-competitive cycle ride across the Humber Bridge helping to raise funds for the PAUL For Brain Recovery, R-evolution, Find Charity and Spirit of Goole charities.

Humber Bridge Sportive


The band put on an early summer concert at Welton Memorial Hall with kind assistance of Welton Memorial Club.


On Sunday 7th April the band supported Blacktoft Beacon District Scouts Activity Day with a St Georges celebration service at Beverley racecourse.

Blacktoft Beacon St Georges parade


In March we were pleased as a band to be asked by Spoken Word Productions to play Grimley Colliery Band in the play ‘Brassed Off’, by Paul Allen and directed by Mick Cox. The whole band thoroughly enjoyed the experience playing to packed houses at Junction Goole at each of the six performances.

Brassed Off poster

As a none-contesting band we didn’t do that badly either winning ‘the National Brass Band Championships,’ ‘held at the Albert Hall’, no less than 6 times in one week! Now not many bands can say that!

Many thanks to Mick, Elaine and everyone at Spoken Word Productions for being so kind to us all, looking after us so well and for a really fantastic week!

Band rehearsal - our 'dressing down' after playing Floral Dance - er 'badly' ;-)Brassed off rehearsal

Enter Gloria playing Concierto de Aranjuez (Orange Juice to you and me)
Concierto de aranjuez

We played Slaidburn at the first of 14 village contests reather well Brassed off

But as we 'had to have a beer' in each village by the end of the day well...what can you expect? (Standing up was hard enough!) Chris our MD won't let us play Slaidburn any more because we are so good at playing it really really badly!
Brassed off

Band leader and ex-miner Danny took ill (coal dust on his lungs) so we went
to the hospital and played..of course - 'Danny Boy'.
Brassed off

We got through to the finals at the Albert Hall and and as Danny was ill the
band's bass player conducted William Tell Overture.
Brassed off

And surprise surprise we won!! (As we did every performance! ;-)Brassed off






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