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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!

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MD gets married!

Huge congratulations to our MD Garry on his marriage to former player Liz Hartley. Best wishes to you both on a long and happy life together.