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Principal Cornet player wanted - other players always welcome

The Harrogate Band (North of England 1st Section Champions 2018, 2013, 2011, National Finalists 2018, Championship Section 2019-2020) are looking for various players to join a thriving, dynamic and exciting band.

If you're looking to play with a friendly bunch of people who enjoy rehearsing and performing you have come to the right place. We have a great set of concerts and engagements and in the recent past have done TV adverts, films, recorded a Christmas special of a kids TV programme and toured the French Pyrenees.

Players are always welcome to come to rehearsals. The band regularly pays for players to have lessons with professionals and invests in every single member of the band.

Rehearsals are Wednesday evening (8.00pm - 10.00pm) and Sunday evening (7.00pm - 9.00pm). We have our own fully equipped Bandroom in Harrogate.

If you would like a chat about any of the positions, please contact our Chairman, James Shepherd, at

Other players and visitors are always welcome

We are always on the lookout for committed players who are looking for a new challenge to join our friendly yet ambitious band.

There are loads of reasons to try us out but here are just 3:
  1. We love and are driven by contesting and will perform in about 4 contests a year including test-piece and entertainment contests
  2. We regularly perform new music and have a great reputation for entertaining concerts
  3. We enjoy good rehearsals and we have a fantastic bandroom with great facilities
So if you're serious about music and seriously sociable please get in touch and pop down to see what we're like.

Please take a look at our website and check out our facebook page for more information about the band

then contact our Chairman at and come along to join in a rehearsal.

We rehearse Wednesdays 8pm - 10pm and Sundays 7pm - 9pm.

For directions to our bandroom please click here.