We’re a standard brass band, a part of the community life of Easingwold and its neighbourhood, and a registered Charity (No. 1101841). Founded in 1901, we play at local events throughout the year — fêtes and garden parties, parades, village fairs, charity events, Christmas functions and official occasions — with summer performances on the bandstand in Easingwold’s Memorial Park.
During July a small group from the Band will play for 20 minutes out of doors at six local primary schools, as part of the national 'Proms in the Playground' scheme being promoted by Brass Bands England. The response to our offer has been enthusiastic: the children will get to hear live music again at school, after more than a year of Covid disruption.
Pandemic restrictions brought our rehearsals and performances to a complete stop from March 2020 onwards. For more than a year we've kept ourselves going with online 1-to-1 and group tuition for our learners. As restrictions begin to lift, we're planning a cautious re-start. Open-air rehearsals are planned (weather permitting) in Easingwold's Memorial Park, on Mondays 17 and 24 May, 7 -- 9 p.m. From 31 May small groups will be able to rehearse in our bandroom, and from 21 June full Band rehearsals will once again be permitted indoors.