Cornet / Trumpet Vacancy  - 19/03/16

 

Brass Ten are looking for a Trumpet / Cornet player (either or both acceptable). We rehearse in Shipley, West Yorkshire on Thursday evenings 7:30 till 9:30.

 

To give an idea of the music we play: this is our play list for our next concert.

 

We've Only Just Begun

By The Time I get To Phoenix

Goodbye to Love

Movin’ Easy

Opus One

The Hustle

Superman

Chanson D'amour

Sandpaper Ballet

Thunderbirds

Bohemian Rhapsody

Can't Stop the Beat

One Voice

 

Please contact us for further details.

 

 

New Rehearsal Room Found - 28/01/16

 

Following the flooding of Saltaire Sports and Social Club over the Christmas period, the band needed to find new premises. We are delighted to announce we have found new accommodation at The Peaslands Activity Centre in Shipley, West Yorkshire.

 

 

Happy New Year, from Brass Ten! – 3/01/16

 

Unfortunately, its not a very happy New Year for the band or Salts Sports Club:

Brass Ten, have become temporarily homeless due to recent floods. The band had the generous donation of rehearsal facilities at Saltaire Sports Club last year, having lost their original rehearsal facility in Skipton.

 

Saltaire Sports Club was flooded over the Christmas period and the committee expect it will take six to eight weeks to complete repairs. This means that Brass Ten are without rehearsal facilities for this period of time.

 

We rehearse on a Thursday evenings and are looking for somewhere close to Saltaire which is central for all members.

 

If anyone can help the band with temporary rehearsal space, please contact us through

 

music@brassten.com

 

Thank you.

 

 

Saltaire Sports Club, Christmas Concert – 20/12/15

 

Great concert at the Saltaire Sports Club, our last event in 2015. Varied programme, with loads of positive feedback.

 

Today marks the end, of the first full year of Brass Ten. It has been a lot of work creating a new brass group, but completely worthwhile. Great music, company and feedback from our audiences.

Thank you to everyone who has supported us in 2015.

 

2016 looks like a promising year. Please keep visiting our  website for updates and visit our  Facebook page.

 

Brass Ten would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a peaceful, happy & successful New Year.

 

Photographed By Andrew Holland: www.andrewhollandphotography.co.uk

 

 

Skipton Christmas Markets – 13/12/15

 

Brass Ten have completed their second appearance at the Skipton Christmas Markets. Big thank you to the team at Skipton Town Council for inviting us - hopefully we will see you all again next year!

 

 

Baildon Moravian Church – Christmas Concert – 12/12/15

 

Brass Ten performed for the first time at the Baildon Moravian Church. Our Christmas concert was full of jolly Christmas themes, carols and readings. We had a reading “The Christmas Truce”. We played the following piece on honour of the fallen.

 

The trombone section became the butt of a set of rigged Christmas crackers which the audience helped open. The concert was well received and received a return invite in 2016, we all are looking forward to returning to this fabulous event.

 

 

Afternoon Tea at the Rendezvous Hotel – 28/9/15

 

Brass Ten held an English Afternoon Tea at the town's Rendezvous Hotel on Sunday 27 September.

 

The band played a selection of light music including excerpts from the shows and popular music - with pianist Nigel Wears entertaining guests between the numbers.

 

The event – was held in the hotel's Malham Suite – and was supported by Bluefin, one of the UK’s leading independent insurance brokers, which recently provided Brass Ten with liability insurance.

 

The band was well received by the audience, many of which asking if we were holding another similar event. Thank you for everyone’s support with this event which was a great afternoon for all.

 

 

Bluefin Insurance Services Support Brass Ten – 01/09/15

 

Bluefin, one of the UK’s leading independent insurance brokers, has helped the band finance its public liability insurance for 2015/16. Public liability insurance is necessary for the band to perform at public events and can be quite costly.

 

Bluefin in Skipton, who are specialist in commercial insurance, stepped forward to help the band with this relatively significant expense.

 

We would like to thank Bluefin for their generous and kind support of Brass Ten.

 

 

Brass Ten Short-listed for a Grassroots Giving Grant – 01/09/15

 

Brass Ten have been short-listed for a Grassroots Giving grant. If we win the award we will receive £500 to help us purchase new, engaging music. Please help us gain the award by voting for us.

Click on the Grassroots Giving Logo link below and enter your email on the page it takes you to (at the bottom of the page) and click “vote” – that’s all you have to do!

 

Please help us by getting other people to vote for us too – Thank you

 

 

Valley Gardens Harrogate 30 August 2015 -- 30/08/16

 

Great concert at the Valley Gardens, Harrogate. The weather was fine and the concert well attended. Thank you to everyone who came to see us perform. We hope you all enjoyed it! Seen as the summer season concerts are coming to an end, we thought you would like to hear some clips of or performance today. Please come and see the band soon.

 

Sorry about the recording quality, it was taken on a hand-held recorder.

 

 

Diane & Stuart Morris, 50th Wedding Celebration -- 30/08/15

 

Brass Ten were asked to play at a 50th wedding celebration at the Pavilion, Valley Gardens Harrogate.

The band played a fanfare for Mr and Mrs Morris, to join the proceedings, followed by a rousing rendition of “Congratulations”. With the audience clapping away, the band was then asked to play “Kalinka” – where many of the audience failed to keep up with the band nearing the end of the piece. A very enjoyable event and the band would like to wish Mr and Mrs Morris their best wishes on 50th year of marriage.

 

 

Pateley Bridge Bandstand -- 02/08/15

 

Brass Ten enjoyed an afternoon at Pateley Bridge Bandstand as part of Harrogate Councils Summer concert season. For the most part the weather was fine, but unfortunately it rained quite heavily for the last ten minutes of our performance. The small crowed that had gathered, were undeterred and sheltered under a few large trees to continue listening.

 

The band received some very positive feedback from the audience and took a great deal of interest in our upcoming events. One audience member approached our Musical Director saying “Sir, I want to shake your hand. What a wonderful concert!”.

 

Thank you to everyone who supported us today.

 

 

Mr Michael Hyde Joins the Band on Kit Percussion -- 30/07/15

 

Brass Ten are delighted to announce that Mr Michael Hyde is joining us on percussion. Our percussionist, Mr Ian Greenwood wanted to retire and we are equally delighted that he will also stay with the band and rehearse and play for us when needed.

 

Michael has played at the highest level of brass banding and also has interests in rock bands. He is a valuable addition to the team both as a player and as a personality.

 

 

Skipton Young Farmers Gala – June 28, 2015

 

The band enjoyed performing to the Skipton Young Farmers today. The band played an hour of light music which was well received by the many attending the event.

 

One of the audience filmed us on their mobile telephone, this footage was generously donated to us and can be found on the link below:

 

 

Eb Tenor Horn Vacancy - Requirement - Immediate -- 06/06/15

 

Brass Ten are looking for a strong Eb Horn to complete our friendly fun, yet diligent team. Rehearsals are Thursday nights in Skipton 7:30 to 9:30. Any applicant must be available for regular rehearsals.

 

An ideal opportunity to do something different with your brass playing. A fee share scheme is in operation, to help cover traveling expenses.

 

Please contact us for further details.

 

 

Recording Success -- 06/06/15

A really productive recording day on Sunday 31 May 2015 . BIG thank you to; ECSC ltd for use of their building and Mr Paul Kirk from Huddersfield University, for standing in at the last minute and doing a fantastic job on Eb horn!

 

The band enjoyed a six hour recording session, recording six pieces to form part of a demonstration  package for potential clients.  It will take some weeks to post process the  recording material , however as soon at these tracks are available we will publish some samples on our website.

 

The band enjoyed the day so much, another is planned for later in the year. Pictured below is a photograph of the band at the end of the day. Aching, yet smiling faces (in most cases!).

 

 

Kit Percussion Vacancy - Requirement - Within 4 months -- 06/06/15

 

Our kit percussionist, Mr Ian Greenwood is looking to retire. Ian has been with the band since its inception, however due to personal circumstances, he is looking to end a long and successful playing career.

 

We are looking for a kit percussionist who can read percussion music. Tuned percussion and keyboard experience would be desirable, but not a requirement.

The position is available immediately, however Ian is happy to continue until a suitable replacement is found.

 

A fee share scheme is in operation, to help cover traveling expenses.

 

Please contact us for further details.