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Tingley Band

The Tingley Band was formed in 1979 by the parents of children who played instruments at Westerton Road Junior School.The parents found that, outside the school environment, there was nowhere in the vicinity for the children to pursue their musical hobby and that once they moved to senior school they would lose their involvement with brass banding altogether. With some local advertising, the enthusiasmof parents and children,together with thesupportof a few older musicians, the band was born.


1979 - First public performance 19th May
1980 - Appearance in The Morley Carnival
1981 - Played live on Radio Leeds
1982 - First 'test piece' contest at Horbury
1983 - Played for the Lord Mayor of Leeds for the Golden Jubilee of Leeds Civic Hall
1984 - Achieved a 'distinction' at the Wharfedale Music Festival
1985 - First appearance at the Yorkshire Areas. On Malvern Suite placed 16th
1986 - Weekend away at Buckden House
1987 - Performed at Wakefield Opera House
1988 - Started a second band
1989 - Represented Yorkshire at the National Finals in London
1990 - Notified of promotion to section 3
1991 - Our first player joins the NYBBGB
1992 - Last place in Yorkshire Area
1993 - Opening of local supermarket supporting The Grumbleweeds
1994 - Merged with Thornhill Band
1995 - Played in Kirkstall Abbey at the celebration of 100 years ownership by Leeds C.C.
1996 - Qualified for the National Finals in Cardiff (section 2)
1997 - Awarded 41,000 from the Arts Council
1998 - Theft of instruments from the band room, fortunately all were recovered
1999 - Band collapses after successful charity concert at Morley Town Hall
2000 - Band downsizes to a ten piece ensemble
2001 - Junior band achieve success at the annual Yokshire & Humberside contest
2002 - The ensemble & junior bands merge to form Tingley Youth Band
2003 - Successful major concert at Dartmouth Park Morley
2004 - Band continues to improve
2005 - Total membership reaches 40 players
2006 - Band re-names as Tingley Band and registers in the 4th section
2007 - First appearance in the Yorkshire Areas since 1999
2008 - Band holds its own at St Georges
2009 - The band welcomes players from the Dynamix band