Yorkshire Schools Band Badge.

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by iancwilx, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. iancwilx

    iancwilx Well-Known Member

    I have lost a piece of my personal Brass Band memorabilia, namely my old Yorkshire Schools Band badge.
    It might seem a bit trivial, but I liked it.
    I don't hold out much hope, but is there anyone out there with one lying unloved at the back of a drawer who would be prepared to sell it to me for a nominal sum ?
    The badge was round, with a white rose in the centre and a blue surround with BBAYS on it.
    It stood for "Brass Band Association of Yorkshire Schools." ~ Why the authorities didn't entitle it "The Yorkshire Schools Brass Band" I don't know, because that is what 100% of folk called it !
    Showing my age now, but the irreverent members of the band used to say that BBAYS stood for "Boo Boo and Yogi Society." (Ref: Ancient cartoon series.)
    Sorry to set you all off yawning, but I'm just having one of my "Wallowing in nostalgia" moments !

    - Mr Wilx
  2. euphymike

    euphymike Member

    Incredible! I think I saw mine at my parents house in Driffield a couple of weeks ago! totally forgotten about it. I did the gig in about 1970 ? ish. I remember turning up for a saturday morning rehearsal in a school sports hall somewhere near Doncaster. (it seemed a long way from york when your fourteen and humping a euphonium) In those days they sent you a railway 'travel warrant' to get you there and back. I think I did a summer camp with them at an old army base near whitby. I lost interest after that and didn't go again! if I can find it again you can have it. i played for Rowntrees works band at the time with Les Lambert conducting. Some great old boys in the band then!
  3. iancwilx

    iancwilx Well-Known Member

    That's great news Mike, absolutely amazing.
    Let me know if you find it and we'll come to some arrangement. I would be very grateful.
    You can email me direct at iancwilx@ntlworld.com.
    Yes, they were great times. I was in the band from its formation in 1961 until about 1965. I'd left school in 1963 but Bass Players were in short supply !!.
    When I was in Leeds Model Band in the early 60's I remember contesting against Rowntrees quite a few times.

    Happy days !
  4. agentorange

    agentorange Member

    I've got one Wilky, I still wear it with pride on my band uniform. I don't see it as trivial at all! Hope you can sort something out with Mike, i'm hanging onto mine. :)
  5. agentorange

    agentorange Member

    here it is for those who are curious. :)

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  6. iancwilx

    iancwilx Well-Known Member

    That's the one ~ how the memories come flooding back looking at it.
    If Mike can't find his then I shall print off your pic and frame it !

    Many thanks AO ~ Perhaps we should organise a reunion !

    - Mr Wilx
  7. iancwilx

    iancwilx Well-Known Member

    PS: Just to say it was a far superior badge to the NYBBGB badge which was a very inferior plastic effort in comparison.
    Proud as I was of being in the NYBBGB, I wouldn't have worn the badge on my band uniform, but, as you do, I would have worn the BBAYS badge with pride.

    - Mr Wilx
  8. euphymike

    euphymike Member

    I only go up to my parents every two to three months. They are in their 80's and if I ring and ask to find it they will invariably make a hash of it and bin it or similar. You may have to bear with me on this one as i would rather locate and find it myself. I used to go cycle racing as well for Clifton CC and won a lot of medals of which are the same size and appearance. My parents don't know one from the other nowadays!
  9. iancwilx

    iancwilx Well-Known Member

    Ah ! ~ the joy of "Senior Moments" ~ I think I started having them when I was about 30 Ha ! Ha !

    No sweat Mike, however long it takes I will still be very grateful.


    - Ian W.
  10. iancwilx

    iancwilx Well-Known Member

    Still salivating with anticipation !

    - Mr Wilx
  11. euphymike

    euphymike Member

    Alas I havent been able to get up to Driffield yet. Currently lots of rehearsals for nationals next week and wife would like to see me a bit after that so hopefully november!
    I only hope they haven't had a senior moment clear out,
  12. iancwilx

    iancwilx Well-Known Member

    I know what you mean.
    Some years ago my Mother had a clear out and I lost all my Certificates and the few Educational qualifications I had scraped plus loads of valued memorabilia ~ But what can you say to them ???

    - Mr Wilx
  13. Toxophile

    Toxophile Member


    Now I need to go on a search for my old BBAYS badge as well. We should have 2 in the house and both my brother and I played in the band. Should also be Rotherham Schools Brass Band ones too.

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