Kirkby Lonsdale Brass Band
Kirkby Lonsdale Band is on of the oldest bands in the country. Our earliest record is from 1821 when the band played for the coronation celebrations of King George IV They led the procession for the coronation celebrations of Queen Victoria in 1836 and escorted Queen Adelaide, widow of William IV into the town on her visit in 1840. In 1936 they played for the then Prince of Wales on his visit to Kirkby Lonsdale and on the occasion of Prince Charles's visit in 1993.
The band is very active in the town and plays for Good Friday service, St George's Day, Remembrance Day, Victorian Weekend concerts, , weddings, local galas and is also active in contests, being North of England Champions 4th Section in 1995 and runners-up in 2002, 3rd in 2007, and 22nd in 2008, qualifying again for the Finals.
In March 2009 they won the North of England Championship again
Since 1988 the band has organised an open air contest in the Market Square which attracts bands from across the north of England.
The band has made visits to Belgium and to Sweden and has hosted bands from these countries too.
The band is self supporting. Funds are raised form engagements, fund raising events and from our Patrons Fund. The band appreciates the excellent support from Patrons, townspeople and local businesses.
We are a friendly band, welcoming players to come and 'have a blow'. We are very proud to have two players who have over 60 years service with the band and two more who have well over 50 years service. We have a wide age range , from 12 to almost 80 years. New players are always welcome to our practices at KLRUFC, Mondays and Wednesdays 7.30 - 9.30.
Further information phone 015242 71115
Updated 19th June 2010
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