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Once again we would like to thank the various businesses and organisations across Hull and the East Riding that invited us to play Christmas Carols in the run up to the big day.

In particular our thanks go to:

  • Asda, Bilton
  • Asda, Kingswood
  • Beverley Christmas Festival
  • Hull Paragon Interchange
  • Princes Quay
  • Skirlaugh Parish Council
  • Sledmere House
  • Tesco, Beverley
  • Tesco, Hornsea
  • Tesco, St Stephens

We would also like to thank all the members of the public who contributed and our collectors who did a fantastic job.

With very best wishes for 2017 to all our friends and supporters


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Marching Onward – Brand new CD from ERYB


We are very proud to announce our latest CD, Marching Onward. 

We hope our CD contains music for everyone’s tastes and that you enjoy many happy hours listening to it.

The CD contains 16 tracks listed below and costs £12 + £2.00 p&p and can be purchased from our online shop

1. Prismatic Light
2. Dance To Thi Daddy
3. Adagio from Concierto De Aranjuez – Flugelhorn Soloist: Michael Waudby
4. The Girl I Left Behind Me
5. Share My Yoke – Cornet Soloist: James Kerridge
6. Marching Onward
7. Every Time We Say Goodbye – Trombone Soloist: Mike Kerridge
8. With One Look
9. Rhapsody for Euphonium – Euphonium Soloist: Jim Johnson
10. Eventide
11. Ticket to Ride
12. Vitae Lux
13. An Untold Story – Tenor Horn Soloist: Pete Wilson
14. Music
15. Crimond
16. Dance of the Tumblers

Our special thanks go to:

  • Garry Hallas for all his professionalism, hard work, enthusiasm and humour
  • Rob Collinson and the recording team from Broadnib Music
  • The Head, Staff and Governors of Little Weighton Rowley C of E Primary School for the recording venue
  • Clowes Methodist Church, Theaker Joinery, and all our Patrons for their continuing support of the Band
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2016 Prize Draw

The Band is pleased to announce the results of its 2016 Prize Draw which was drawn at Cottingham’s King Billy on Saturday 12th November.

1st Prize: £100 – Ticket 1509. Mr A Harnell.

2nd Prize: £75 – Ticket 1664. Mrs J Maplethorp.

3rd Prize: £50 – Ticket 1566. Mr C Theaker.

Winners of other prizes: S Dunn, T Sharp, B Pell, P Wilson, M Walker, D Wilson, P Warran and S Shepherd.

Tickets have been on sale throughout the Summer raising a total of over £800. Thank you to everyone who has supported this important fund-raiser, something which we hope to repeat in the future.

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Christmas Performances 2016

The run up to Christmas is always a busy time for the band and this year is no exception. The full band will be performing once again for the Lullaby Trust at their Carol Service in York Minster on 4th December; and for the Hornsea and Haltemprice Lions on 11th and 17th December respectively. Further details are available in our events section.

In addition we will have small groups out playing Christmas Carols at the following locations in the area so do come along, say hello and join in the festivities:-

20th November (11.00 – 14.00) – Princes Quay Santa’s Grotto

24th November (18.15 – 19.30) – Hull Paragon Interchange (Christmas Lights Switch On)

26th November (18.00 – 19.00) – Skirlaugh Village Christmas Tree Lights

9th December (18.00 – 20.00) – Asda, Kingswood

10th December (10.00 – 12.00) – Hull Paragon Interchange

11th December (10.15 – 13.00) – Hornsea Tesco

11th December (10.30 – 11.15) – Beverley Christmas Festival (Cross Street)

11th December (12.00 – 12.45) – Beverley Christmas Festival (Flemingate)

14th December (18.00 – 20.00) – Asda, Bilton

15th December (17.15 – 19.00) – Beverley Tesco

17th December (09.45 – 12.00) – Hull Paragon Interchange

18th December (09.45 – 11.15) – Hull Paragon Interchange

18th December (12.00 – 15.00) – St Stephens Tesco

19th December (18.30 – 19.30) – Carols at Clowes

19th December (18.00 – 20.00) – Asda, Bilton

21st December (18.00 – 20.00) – Asda, Kingswood

23rd December (12.00 – 20.00) – St. Stephens Tesco

Updated: 18th December

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Best wishes to 2nd Horn Player

The band would like to send their best wishes to our former 2nd Horn Player Malcolm Whitfield after he has just undergone a successful hip replacement 3 weeks ago and is now free of pain and regaining his mobility. Malcolm decided to step down from contest commitments and he is hoping to return to rehearsals with Driffield Silver Band next week. Dave Vivian, East Riding of Yorkshire Band Chairman presented him with a framed print of the band from the areas in March as a momento of his time with us. He asked to be remembered to the band and wishes us well for the future. He is keen to get a copy of the band CD Marching Onward on its release.


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Sound of Summer

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The band are very pleased to announce their association with Artist Rob Gobel from Kilham in the East Riding of Yorkshire. Rob has produced a mixed media image of the band playing at the Crescent Gardens bandstand Filey at their concert in September 2015. Rob has beautifully captured the feel of a summer bandstand concert in this wonderful setting and very generously donated the copyright of the image to the band for use in fundraising. We have produced a signed limited edition fine art print, which will be available from the band website along with a range of unsigned prints greetings cards and gift items. The original work will be on display at the bands summer concerts  and Rob will be attending some of these events and is doing some other sketches of the band  through the season.

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Band secures KCOM Grant

The Band would like to officially give thanks to KCOM for their kind support via their Community Grants Scheme which has enabled us to purchase a brand new set of music stands.The Band currently compete in the Second Section of the North of England region and are proud to have represented the North of England at the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain on several occasions, most recently in 2013 and 2014. However without an official sponsor we rely heavily on donations, the money raised by playing at engagements and the on-going support of players, friends and families.

In August 2015 the Band’s treasurer, Miss Chris Dunn, set about applying for funding from local companies to help ensure that the audiences across Hull, The East Riding and the surrounding area have more of a professional experience when attending one of the bands performances.

The Band where delighted to hear in September that they had been successful in securing £500 towards the purchase of new music stands. Without the support of KCOMs Community Grant we would not have been able to purchase a new set of stands, which cost over £800 in total.

The Band welcomed the delivery of their new, much sturdier, music stands in December.

The Band’s chairman, Mr David Vivian reports that the stands have “already proved to be of great benefit to the professional presentation of the Band and have most recently been used whilst recording the Band’s CD ‘Marching Onwards’”

We are keen to welcome contact with anyone who feels they may be able to support the Band. If you or your company feel that you are able to help please contact the us via email: for more information.

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New Leadership at East Riding of Yorkshire

It is with regret that we announce the resignation of our Musical Director Ian Scott. Ian has had a very successful three and a half year association with the band, including two trips to Cheltenham for the Third Section National Finals and a win in the North of England Third Section Regional Championships in 2014. Ian’s professional approach has reflected on the band, who enjoy a strong following in the East Riding and beyond. Ian has realised that the combined commitments as Musical Director at East Riding, his renewed playing career and the travel involved, meant something had to give and it was his bass trombone that won out!

We are pleased to announce that Mr Garry Hallas MD at Emley Band, a long-time friend of East Riding is to take the band to the Second Section Regional Championships in Durham in 2016. We are inviting applications for the position of Musical Director after the area championships. We are looking for a capable, committed and ambitious individual who can progress with the band. We have an established concert programme and are looking to increase our contesting presence. We are fortunate to have a full band with strong soloists and good rehearsal attendance. We are also planning a recording project this year and looking forward to Hull City of Culture 2017.

David Vivian
Chairman of The East Riding of Yorkshire Band

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Once again we would like to thank the various businesses and organisations across Hull and the East Riding that invited us to play Christmas Carols at their events or on their premises in the run up to the big day.

In particular our thanks go to:

  • Hull BID for the Hull Elves’ Market,
  • Sainsburys, Hessle,
  • Skirlaugh Parish Council.
  • South Cave Farmers Market,
  • St Stephens Christmas Market and Handheld Food,
  • Tesco, Hornsea

We would also like to thank all the members of the public who contributed.

With very best wishes for 2016 to all our friends and supporters


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The Spirit of Christmas

In addition to our programme of Christmas concerts, members of the band will be playing Christmas Carols at various locations throughout the Festive Season. These will include:

Thursday 12th & 19th November: St Stephens’ Christmas Market, Hull from 6 to 8 pm.

Saturday 5th December: Skirlaugh village centre at 6 pm for the lighting of the Christmas tree.

Friday 11th December: Sainsburys, Hessle from 6 to 8.30 pm.

Saturday 12th December; South Cave farmers Market from 9 to 11.30 am.

Saturday 12th December: Hull Christmas Market from 12.30 to 3.30 pm.

Sunday 13th December: Tesco, Hornsea from 9.30 am to 1.30 pm

Further events still to be arranged for the weekend of 19th & 20th December.