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 in the centre of Ripon, just a stone’s throw from the Cathedral and on the banks of the River Skell.
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 Update: 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. This is welcome news after not being able to meet for 15 months. 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.