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Busy Christmas season ahead!
21/11/17 18:21
The silly season is nearly upon us!

The band will kick-off our Christmas programme in earnest on 3rd December with band night and our annual Christmas draw in the band club. We have no less than eight Christmas engagements planned - keep tabs on our engagements via the Band’s Facebook page.
Deaths of Richard Robinson & Beryl Smith
21/11/17 18:18
The Band were deeply saddened to hear the news of the passing of Richard Robinson, a former Soprano cornet player with the band, and of Beryl Smith, a long-standing supporter of the band and former member of the Band’s ladies section.

Our condolences and sympathy are with both their Families at this sad time.
Lee & Bernice to step down
21/11/17 18:11
The Band are sad to announce that long-serving band members Lee Fairburn (Solo Euphonium) and Bernice Pinegar (Percussion) are to retire from the Band.

Lee, who has spent 30 years with the Band on the Solo Baritone and Solo Euphonium chairs will step down after the busy Christmas season, whilst Bernice with 28 years service, retired from playing duties following our success at the recent Pogson Bray contest.

Bernice will however continue to work within the Band as she will retain her Librarian and Committee roles.

The Band would like to thank both Lee & Bernice for their loyal service to the Band.
New recruits bolster the ranks
21/11/17 18:08
The Kippax Band has welcomed Mason Hirst and Colin Eastwood to their trombone section ahead of the busy Christmas season. Additionally, a familiar face has returned with Denis Ruddick joining the cornet section.

Mason has moved to Leeds from Nottingham to study at the city's College of Music, whilst Colin has been with the band for a little while. They are joined by Paul Stevenson who has moved from cornet to BBb tubas and brings with him a wealth of experience.

Commenting on the new arrivals MD Ian Knapton told 4BR: "It's great to welcome these new players.

Over the last year we have gone through a rebuilding process which has seen great rehearsals and excellent audiences at our own band club concerts."
Success at Pogson Bray contest
21/11/17 18:05
The Band recently competed in the Pogson Bray contest in Elland. We were delighted to come away with 1st place in the mandatory ‘March’ section and an overall second place in an eleven-band field.

Congratulations to East Riding of Yorkshire who took overall 1st place on the day.


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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.