From The Bandroom, Tue 22nd Jan, Hall Royd Band


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In “From The Bandroom” this month we travel to Northcliffe Church in Shipley, home of the Hall Royd Band. The band started life in 1945 as the Hall Royd Methodist Church band. Over the years its name has changed to Hall Royd young people’s band and then to Hall Royd Band as it is known today. Hall Royd is a non-contesting band, but some of it’s players have served their time with the likes of Black Dyke, Hammonds and EYMS.

Doing concerts in and around the Aire valley and beyond, the band prides itself in supporting the community and local events. Former conductor, Norman Cree retired to Ireland over 10 years ago, and through him, Hall Royd band has a special relationship with the Saint Patrick’s Brass and Reed Band in Kilkenny. They make the trip over to Ireland each March to help out with the St Patrick’s day celebrations.

Under the band’s MD, Mark Sherwood, we’ll hear a great programme of music and talk to members young and old to find out what makes this band such a nice place to play.

From The Bandroom with the Hall Royd Band, 10pm, Tuesday 22nd January on East Leeds FM.