Home

09/09/2017 06:07:45
Rehearsal Dates Update
Please be aware that the rehearsal dates for the Junior Band have been updated. Check out the Diary to spot the changes!
more
28/07/2017 15:47:31
Awards 2017
At our Summer Concert on Sunday 9th July, we made our annual awards.
Margaret Spirit Award for Overall Contribution to the Senior Band - Alice Wilson (Percussion)
Dee Horner Memorial Award for most impact from a Trombone - Thomas Glover (Bass Trombone)
Norman Hall Award for Most Improved Cornet Player - Cameron McGregor (Cornet)
Jim Davis award for the most improved Junior Player - Emma Bontoft
(Horn) and Alfie Robinson (Cornet)
Bob Dales award for Junior Band Member Contribution - Talia Stockton (Horn)
more
26/06/2017 12:31:15
Busy Times

As we approach the end of term, the Senior Section have a number of performances to show off their skills.

On Saturday 1st July, we are playing for a private garden party which is being run as a fundraiser for Breast Cancer Care.

On Tuesday 4th July, we are playing for the Driffield Rotary BBQ at Driffield Golf Club to celebrate the fantastic support they have given us this year.

Finally, on Sunday 9th July, we will be joined by our Junior Section at the Summer Concert.

Please bring friends and family along to this concert, we need to recruit for September!

more
09/04/2017 18:16:31
Bob Dales Memorial Concert

The performances by both of our bands were fantastic!

The Junior section played with a confidence far beyond their experience, and the Seniors demonstrated the fruits of rehearsing every week. A credit to our tutoring team.

more
27/11/2016 21:17:24
Bag Pack Event

A huge well done to the band members, conductors and adult members, parents and committee who turned up and packed bags at our local Tesco store on Saturday. 

more
27/11/2016 21:11:38
Rememberance Week

I am the Principal Cornet player of the senior section of the East Riding Youth Brass Band, and last week the band played at the Driffield Children's Armistice Service on Sunday 6th November.  This is where I played my 1st of 6 Last Posts.
On Friday 11th November in the morning I played my 2nd at the Driffield Memorial Gardens, then in the afternoon I did my 3rd at the Headlands School (Bridlington) in front of 1000 people, this was their first Memorial Service that they had done and please to say they have asked me back for next year.
My 4th was at The Royal British Legion Armistice concert with the Driffield Silver Band on Saturday night. Sunday was my 5th, at the Bridlington Armistice with Bridlington Excelsior Band and my last one for this year was at Driffield All Saints Church where I represented both ERYBB and DSB.



more
13/09/2016 13:20:34
Summer Concert Success

Mark Blakeston, the Mayor of Driffield was kind enough to send a note following the summer concert.11


Please can you pass on my thanks to all involved for the invitation to your East Riding Youth Brass Band Concert.

My wife and I really enjoyed the evening and all the band members and organisers do Driffield proud!


more
22/07/2016 21:26:04
New Members
New members are welcome to join us for our first rehearsal on the 10th September. Please use the contact us to send us your / your child's age, instrument choice and ability, that way we can ensure that we have the correct support available.  You will be contacted by a member of the committee before the rehearsal.  

more

 What our Members say...


 "I've got to know people through music and my   confidence has improved" T aged 10


"Music, friends and sweets - what's not to like?" J aged 11


"A great way to improve your playing whilst having fun. I'm studying GCSE music and band has helped me to perform with confidence" B aged 15


Where to Find Us


We rehearse in the Performing Arts Block at Driffield School and Sixth Form, Manorfield Rd, Driffield, East Riding Of Yorkshire YO25 5HR


For map and directions please Click Here

Driffield Silver Band


We are fortunate to have close links with Driffield Silver Band, with many of our members moving on to join the band.

History

The band was formed by Graham Townend,  Bob Dales and their other keen musicians in January 1986 starting with the senior band, the junior section was formed the following year. Over the last 30 years it has provided youngsters in the East Riding with the opportunity to learn a brass instrument and to take a full and active role in a band.


Whilst the emphasis is on ensuring that music making is a pleasurable experience, this does not mean that we do not strive for quality. The band has, in the past, taken part in competitions and toured in Europe!


Structure

It is an entirely voluntary organisation with no charges to the students. The band can even supply loan instruments, also free of charge.

We rehearse on Saturdays (during term time) in the Performing Arts Centre at Driffield School. (10am to noon).

The band is currently structured as follows:

Senior Band conducted by Andy Grace

Junior Band conducted by Daniel Barker


 

Concerts and Events

We have a varied performing schedule including:


  • Battle of Britain Memorial Service In South Dalton
  • Charity Concert in Beverley
  • Children's Armistice Service in Driffield
  • Christmas Bag Packing and Carols
  • Tree Lighting in Driffield in support of the local hospice
  • Spring Concert
  • Summer Concert

If you are interested in booking the band to play at your event, please use the Contact Us section of this website.


Committee

We have a very active and dedicated committee whose primary function is to support the band conductors and members, responsibilities include everything from keeping the tuck shop fully stocked to ensuring the future viability of the band.


As a voluntary organisation we survive on our fund raising abilities.

In the past we have secured 2 grants from the Local Network Fund:

  • £7,000 allowed us to buy 12 new instruments
  • £2,600 allowed us to equip both bands with a new uniform

 

Where can you fit in?

  • Our band welcomes students up to the age of 21 and we would love to have you involved.

What would it mean for us?

  • We need enthusiastic new and experienced players.
  • We need tutors to aid the less experienced existing members.
  • We need to ensure the future of brass bands in the area.

What would it mean for you?

  • An opportunity to play in a brass band.
  • An opportunity to tutor younger players (looks great on a CV!)
  • An opportunity to share your enthusiasm for music

 

If you are interested in joining our organisation, please contact us. Please note: committee members, tutors and volunteers will need to satisfy our safeguarding criteria.