Test piece run-out event a great success

The band’s pre-regionals test piece run-out attracted a very healthy audience to the Band Club last Sunday with four local bands giving their respective area test pieces a public airing.

Our thanks go to Tingley, Wetherby & Knottingley and not least to David Lancaster for his appraisal and feedback on all four performances. We hope that each band found the event a useful run-out and wish everybody a successful day at Huddersfield next week.

2017 club concerts get off to a great start!

Last Sunday saw the band kick-off our 2017 season of concerts in the band club.

On such a cold evening it was fantastic to see a great turn-out, with the band playing lots of new music along the way.

As usual, there were plenty of the band ‘on their feet’ with solos from Lee (Nessun Dorma) Nigel (Stars) and a duet from Nicola and Lesley, not to mention a fabulous vocal version of ‘Hallelujah’ from Emma.

We also tried out some new arrangements and compositions, including a couple of rousing openers in the tom of ‘Home of Legends’ and Earth, Wind & Fire’s ‘In the Stone’.

Don’t forget - we’re back in the club next sunday for our test piece run-outs with our friends from Knottingley, Wetherby and Tingley. We start at 4:30 pm and hope to see you there!

Band gallery updated

Those of a nervous disposition may wish to avoid it, but we’ve updated our gallery page with our new look team which will be taking the stage in Huddersfield at the Yorkshire Regional Finals next month.

You have been warned!

Unclaimed draw prizes - 2016

The following prize winners remain unclaimed from last years 200 club draw, they are:-

No. 16 and No. 56 (C. Bailey)
No. 182. (Roden)

Please note that all prizes from the February 2017 bi-monthly draw have been claimed.

Thank you

New recruits join ahead of Yorkshire regionals

Kippax band have been busy in the transfer window to complete their lineup for the up and coming Yorkshire Area contest in March.

Coming back to the band after a short time away are Ed and Eva Hallas who joins on 2nd and 3rd cornet. Joining the trombone section are Richard Powne and Tony Spencer on 2nd Trombone and Bass trombone. Joining the backbone of the band is Natalie Bamforth on Bb Bass.

Commenting on the new players MD Ian Knapton said "its great the band has been so proactive in getting a full team back together. I know it was a hard few months last year when players were hard to find and hard to attract to the band. But after a great Christmas period and the band working hard, its all coming together"

Kippax to hit the Christmas airwaves

On Tuesday evening the Band were once again privileged to take part in the BBC Radio Leeds Christmas Carol Concert.
The concert will be broadcast on Christmas Eve and twice on Christmas Day. Why not tune in whilst opening your prezzies?

End of Year awards

It was fantastic for the band to play to a packed-out band club last night to kick off our Christmas programme in earnest.
The concert marked Ian Knapton’s conducting debut in front of the band, with the audience enjoying and participating in a great evening of entertaining music making.

As is customary, the Band takes the opportunity at the end of the year to acknowledge members who have reached landmark years of service with us. Congratulations to our service award winners: Lesley Morris & Maria McCormack (5 years) and a huge well done to Nicola Darbyshire (40 years!!!).

Maria also picked up a well deserved player of the year award, being presented with the Jean Moss Player of the Year award.

Well done to everyone!

Parish Council support enters 4th year

We are delighted to announce that Kippax Parish Council have extended their support of the Band for a fourth consecutive year.

The funds donated to the band are essential to our continued wellbeing and we were delighted to welcome Councillors Jack Bate and Doug Morley to our Christmas concert to present the cheque.

A big thanks from all of us at Kippax Band!kpc4

Ian to lead band's Christmas schedule

We're pleased to announce that the band have engaged the services of MD Ian Knapton to lead us through a very busy festive period.

Ian is well known to Kippax having helped us out on Trombone at the Mineworker's Championships a couple of years ago, and is straight into the thick of it with a hectic Christmas schedule.
Welcome Ian!

Becky joins on Eb Tuba

The band are pleased to announce the signing of Rebecca Burgess-Dawson on Eb Tuba.
Rebecca made her contest debut with the band at the recent Brass Factor contest and has fitted in nicely to the bass section's (warped) sense of humour!

Welcome Becky!