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 a couple of Cornet players to join our team as we rehearse for our next competition. The North of England Areas - March 20th. Fancy it?................. Drop us an email in the strictest confidence.
We would also welcome some help in the Shed Building/Percussion Section - Fancy hitting something noisy? ............... Drop us an email.