Ripon City Band

Located in the North Yorkshire city of Ripon, we are proud to be a Championship Section Brass Band. There has been a brass band in Ripon for many years and the current band’s history can be traced back to 1860.  The band is fortunate to have its own band room just outside Ripon in the village of Melmerby which is currently being renovated for our use. 

Ripon City Band is a traditional brass band; we enjoy playing hymns and marches but we are also comfortable playing overtures and popular music. This versatility ensures that we can perform at all kinds of different events and in any venue. We are equally at home under a bandstand or on a village green, inside a hotel or under canvas. We organise our own fundraising concerts but we are always happy to provide music for any event, however large or small, with a small ensemble or the full band, taking centre stage or providing the background music.

COVID19: We are taking our guidance from Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) which allows us to rehearse and perform provided social distancing is in place. The band, however, puts everyone's safety first and foremost, and therefore each event will be carefully planned, risk assessed, and only go ahead if we are 100% satisfied we have considered everything.   



We are looking for just one more Cornet player to complete our team................. Drop us an email in the strictest confidence if you are interested.  

We would also welcome some help in the Shed Building/Percussion Section - Fancy hitting something, generally making a noise? ............... Drop us an email for more information (one rehearsal per week for this section, and all equipment can be left set up - bonus!) 


Contact us 

Keith Graham - Chairman

Linda Graham - Secretary

Paulette Morton - Contest Secretary


Renovation of The Old Chapel, Melmerby

   We are extremely grateful to our project supporters who are helping us along the way. 

                 Ripon Scrap Fund     The Ripon Girls' Club                      

Latest News

September Public Engagements

17th 1:00pm - Harrogate Autumn Flower Show at Newby Hall

18th 10:30am - Spa Gardens RAFA Sunday Service

18th 1:00pm - Harrogate Autumn Flower Show at Newby Hall 

25th 2:30pm - Wetherby Bandstand

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July Public Engagements

2nd July - M-Fest Melmerby Village

8th July - West Cornforth Gala Concert

9th July - Durham Miners Gala

16th July - Ripon Races

30th July - Ripon St Wilfrids Parade

31st July - Ripon Spa Gardens Bandstand 


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Our New Home! 

The Old Chapel, Woebeck Lane, Melmerby, HG4 5EZ