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.   

 

CURRENT VACANCIES    <<< STILL LOOKING >>> 

We are looking for a couple of Cornet players to join our team ................. 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.

 

Contact us 

Keith Graham - Chairman
midgetbandsman@gmail.com

Linda Graham - Secretary
riponcitybandbookings@outlook.com

Paulette Morton - Contest Secretary
paulette.morton@hotmail.co.uk

 

Renovation of The Old Chapel, Melmerby

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

                 Ripon Scrap Fund

 

 

 

Latest News

Regional Brass Band Championships of Great Britain

We are extremely proud to announce that at the Regional Brass Band Championships last weekend in Durham we secured a very credible 5th place! This year is the first time the band has performed at a Championship level and to gain such a high placing was just amazing. We worked extremely hard for it and it paid off. Special thanks must go to Mark Sidwell who took us on the journey, believed in us, and got the best out of every single player on the day. What a great day and what a fantastic team we are. 

 

  

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Where to find us

Melmerby Village Hall - Tuesdays 7:30pm

 

Hugh Ripley Hall, Ripon - Fridays 7:30pm

We are very grateful to Ripon City Council for their support in providing this rehearsal venue.

 

Future Home - The Old Chapel, Melmerby 

 

Ripon City Band

Ripon Band Crest