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Autumn Nineteen Concert Series

Book your tickets for the Autumn Nineteen Concert Series at Hessle Memorial Hall. East Riding of Yorkshire Band will be playing on the 6th October and 1st December at 2pm and 6pm.

We have also invited some amazing bands with concerts from the Hull & East Yorkshire Concert Band, and the Hull Big Band. And finally Humber Harmony Chorus are a male voice chorus who sing a capella music and are not to be missed.

You can even book a season pass for a 10% discount.

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Auditions for new MD

The East Riding of Yorkshire Band would like to welcome expressions of interest to fill the vacancy of Musical Director. Please email friends@eryb.co.uk with your details if you are interested in applying.

Our ideal candidate will have some experience of conducting, be able to work alongside the band and their management team and have experience of artistic direction to be able to offer constructive and positive rehearsals.

We rehearse every Sunday and Thursday 19.45-21.45 at our own Bandroom situated in Hessle and we are open to negotiations on an expenses package.

In return the band can offer stable organisation, a full team of players and a well balanced schedule of concerts and contests and a band who are receptive to new programme and concert ideas.

Closing date for applications is Tuesday 7th May 2019. Candidates will be invited to meet the band and take a rehearsal.

If you are interested please email your details of experience to friends@eryb.co.uk

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A Film Music Spectacular

Book your Tickets and join us for our Film Music Spectacular concert on Sunday April 14th 2019. Film Music featuring many well known film themes from John Williams, Hans Zimmer, James Horner and many more… during the interval the Band will be serving refreshments and hosting a raffle.

We are running two showings to accommodate as many people as possible (2pm and 6pm) General Admission Tickets are £6 and Concessions are £5.

Tickets will be available on the door but if you want to book your ticket in advance please click here and use the form to email your booking to our secretary.

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Open Afternoon

We would like to invite you to join us for our Open Afternoon to celebrate the opening of our new Bandroom. Saturday 6th October 1pm-4pm – Memorial Hall, Salisbury Street, Hessle, HU13 0SE. Come and see the Memorial Hall and it’s facilities and enjoy free refreshments, and a few tunes from the Band.

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Thank You Clowes

Twelve years ago we moved in on a short term agreement – this evening the band will be having their last rehearsal at Clowes Memorial Methodist Church before the move to their new band room in Hessle this weekend. The band would like to express sincere thanks to Clowes Memorial Methodist Church for accommodating us since 2006, for their support of the Band and all they have done for us. We look forward to settling into our new home and the good times that await us in Hessle.

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Open Rehearsal

East Riding of Yorkshire Band invite you to attend an Open Rehearsal of the 2018 Regional Championships 2nd Section Test Piece – Ex Terra Lucem (From the Ground Light) by Jonathan Bates. This will take place on Thursday 15th March at 7.45pm at Hull Citadel Salvation Army – 92 Beverley Road, Hull, HU3 1YA – Entry Free of Charge.

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A Big Thank You!

Christmas is always a particularly busy time for the band with traditional Christmas Concerts and the small group carolling sessions that started with various Lights Nights at the end of November.

Carolling is important to us as a means of spreading the Christmas message, helping get everyone into the festive mood and raising much needed funds to help with the everyday running costs of the band.

We are therefore grateful to all of the organisations and businesses that engaged us or allowed us to play on their premises or for their events this year, to our friends and supporters who helped out with collecting, and to the countless members of the public who have been particularly generous this year.

Organisations and businesses that we would like to thank include:

  • Princes Quay (Santa Parade)
  • Skirlaugh Parish Council 
  • Hessle Town Council
  • Coletta and Tyson
  • Sledmere House
  • St. Stephens, Hull
  • Paragon Interchange, Hull
  • Hull Street Food Night
  • South Holderness Technology College
  • Beverley Festival of Christmas
  • Tesco Beverley
  • Tesco Hornsea
  • Asda Bilton
  • Asda Kingswood

Wishing Everyone a Very Happy Christmas and a Peaceful New Year.

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ERYB Win at Pogson-Bray Contest

On October 15 the Band travelled to Elland near Halifax to take part in the Pogson-Bray entertainment contest. Our 20 minute set included the March Black Knight, Guardian of My Soul, April in Paris, played by our Flugel Player Mike Waudby, Brass Machine, a four cornet and soprano feature, and finished with Bach’s Organ Fugue. The Band were delighted when out of 11 competing bands we were announced as the overall winners. Congratulations to our friends at Emley who’s principal cornet Cameron Chapman picked up best Soloist, and our friends at Shepherd Group Youth Band who won best youth band.

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Community Prom Concert well received

Following our recent Community Proms Concert held at Clowes Methodist Church on 30th September, the following message of appreciation has been received:

“On behalf of Clowes Memorial Methodist Church I would like to thank you for the great Community Proms Concert which you recently performed.

Everyone who came thoroughly enjoyed the evening, and the atmosphere was very patriotic!

Well done to all of you.

With many thanks,

****** (Church Council Secretary)”

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Player Vacancies

The East Riding of Yorkshire Band have vacancies for Trombone, Solo cornet and Percussion.
We rehearse twice a week (Sunday and Thursday) in Hull. Please get in touch via the contact form or via our Facebook if you are interested in joining our friendly band!