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Bi-monthly draw 2017
07/12/16 18:49
The band has re-formulated its prize draw for 2017. Details of the new draw can be found on
the
‘Bi-monthly draw 2017’ page.

Kippax to hit the Christmas airwaves
On Tuesday evening the Band were once again privileged to take part in the BBC Radio Leeds Christmas Carol Concert.
The concert will be broadcast on Christmas Eve and twice on Christmas Day. Why not tune in whilst opening your prezzies?

End of year awards
07/12/16 18:49
It was fantastic for the band to play to a packed-out band club last night to kick off our Christmas programme in earnest.
The concert marked Ian Knapton’s conducting debut in front of the band, with the audience enjoying and participating in a great evening of entertaining music making.

As is customary, the Band takes the opportunity at the end of the year to acknowledge members who have reached landmark years of service with us. Congratulations to our service award winners: Lesley Morris & Maria McCormack (5 years) and a huge well done to Nicola Darbyshire (40 years!!!).

Maria also picked up a well deserved player of the year award, being presented with the Jean Moss Player of the Year award.

Well done to everyone!

Parish council support enters 4th year
07/12/16 18:47
We are delighted to announce that Kippax Parish Council have extended their support of the Band for a fourth consecutive year.

The funds donated to the band are essential to our continued wellbeing and we were delighted to welcome Councillors Jack Bate and Doug Morley to our Christmas concert to present the cheque.


Band Club concert - Sunday 4th December

29/11/16 19:33
A quick reminder that our final concert of the year in the band club comes a week earlier than usual.
Our Christmas concert takes place on Sunday 4th December and will include the '200 club' draw and Christmas raffle. See you there!

Ian to lead band’s Christmas schedule
29/11/16 19:35
We're pleased to announce that the band have engaged the services of MD Ian Knapton to lead us through a very busy festive period.

Ian is well known to Kippax having helped us out on Trombone at the Mineworker's Championships a couple of years ago, and is straight into the thick of it with a hectic Christmas schedule.
Welcome Ian!

Becky joins on Eb Tuba
29/11/16 19:33
The band are pleased to announce the signing of Rebecca Burgess-Dawson on Eb Tuba.
Rebecca made her contest debut with the band at the recent Brass Factor contest and has fitted in nicely to the bass section's (warped) sense of humour!

Welcome Becky!

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Kippax Band is proud of its forward-thinking, energetic group of very talented musicians, all dedicated to the finest music making
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2014 marked the the bi-centenary of Kippax Band with a series of special events and concerts taking place throughout the year to mark this historic occasion. The Band was also delighted to announce a 5 year sponsorship association with Kippax Parish Council which commenced in December 2013.

Kippax Band has always been closely connected to the local community who have, over the years, provided many players past and present. The band also provides its services to the community through parades, Church services and Council organised events.

Kippax Band is also delighted to own its own Social Club, which is based on the same site as the bandroom. The club caters for different social events including line dancing, and is a venue for parties, weddings, and christenings. On the second Sunday of each month either the Kippax Band or a guest band performs in the Club to capacity audiences.