Vintage Brass

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Welcome

Thank you very much for taking the time to visit our website. Vintage Brass is a non-contesting brass band created for mature players, and are based in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. In addition to our weekly rehearsals, we can offer enjoyable and varied programmes of music for concerts, festivals, and other local events. We are always keen to recruit new members, so if you're interested in joining the band, please feel free to contact us, or just call in to a rehearsal. You will be made very welcome. Weekly practice is held on a Tuesday evening, from 7.30pm to 9.30pm at Golcar Central Liberal Club, Church Street, Golcar, Huddersfield, HD7 4AH.

                

Our Aim

Our aim is to provide the opportunity and facilities for older people to continue their hobby of making music by playing an instrument in a brass band. Our present membership consists mainly of people who in the past have enjoyed a hobby of playing in brass bands, orchestras and other musical groups. It is our feeling the participating members gain greatly by belonging to a group which allows continuation of their interest and at the same time providing pleasure to many other people at their performances. It provides a challenge which helps keep them active in mind and body plus a feeling of self satisfaction in the making of music. Many, many members of the community also derive a great deal of pleasure from our efforts.

History

Vintage Brass was established in 1981 as an over 60’s band, and at the time boasted be the only senior citizens brass band in the country. When the idea to form a band for older musicians to continue to enjoy their hobby in a non-competitive environment was discussed, and even before the name Vintage Brass was decided upon, one man had always been at the forefront of the organisation. That man was Harold  N. Taylor. As co-founder of Vintage Brass, his invaluable work and enthusiasm was instrumental in the band's success. In addition, Vintage Brass are honoured to have retired Golcar businessman Sydney Harris as President, a position he has held from the band’s formation to the present day. A keen supporter of brass bands Syd had at one time been a player himself, prior to his involvement in the local textile industry. Although now living in Scotland he continues to maintain his links with the band.



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