Senior Band

The Shepherd Group Brass Band

The Senior Band is one of the top brass bands in the North of England performs in prestigious concerts and competitions all over Yorkshire. During 2012 the band won the North of England Area contest (1st Section) and also the Leicester Open Contest (1st Section) and got promoted to the Championship Section. Since then the band has gone from strength to strength and has built a strong reputation as one of the best bands in the area. 

Since the band’s formation in 1903 we have undergone a few name changes but have always been synonymous with quality brass band playing in the York area. We’re now proud of our association with the Shepherd Group and are delighted to rehearse in their state-of-the-art facilities on the company’s Portakabin site in York. 

The Senior Band is ably supported by the Concert Band and Youth Band, and we believe we are one of the most successful banding organisations in the area when it comes to discovering and nurturing new playing talent. We are particularly proud of our record in this area, and are fortunate to have talented and enthusiastic members to train the new players. This means that when a new player joins the organisation they have a clear path of progression and structure.

Our members come from all walks of life – students, tradespeople, the self-employed, teachers and academics – and what’s more we are an extremely friendly and sociable band. 

The Senior Band rehearses on Tuesday and Fridays from 8:00pm – 10:00pm on the Portakabin site in Huntington, York.

Find out more about joining and our current available positions please view our VACANCIES page.