York Against Cancer

Shepherd Group Brass Band will join forces with the World Famous Black Dyke Band in what promises to be a phenomenal collaborations in aid of York Against Cancer.

Ticket information will be released later

The Snowman Live

2022 Screening of ’The Snowman’ with LIVE soundtrack from the Shepherd Group Brass Band! This is something for all the family and is not to be missed.

Times, Tickets and Venue info to follow!

Joint Concert with Cory Band

The Shepherd Group Band once again will be joined in York by their musical friends and the world No1 band Cory!
The concert will take place in the icinic St Micheal Le Belfry church in York


Tickets are available from Eventbrite by following the link below.


Easingwold Last Night of the Proms

The senior band look forward to returning to the Galtres Centre Easingwold for the annual Prom where they will be joined once again by Jessa Liversedge who will lead everyone in the singing.

Tickets £10 available from the Galtres Centre Box office. 🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧 Call the Box Office on 01347 822472

Vacancies – Solo Cornet


The Shepherd Group Brass Band are seeking an experienced SOLO CORNET PLAYER to join our cornet section.

What we have to offer:

  • Championship level banding
  • Great concert-contest balance
  • Fun contemporary music and the latest arrangements
  • Some of the best rehearsal facilities in the country
  • One of the largest banding organisations around, as recently featured in the British Bandsman
  • A busy and lively social scene
  • Spring Festival Senior Cup, Blackpool

The band practices on Tuesday and Friday evenings in York – however, our members travel from all over Yorkshire so lifts could most likely be arranged.

For anymore information or an informal, confidential chat about the position, please contact Our MD Richard Wilton on 07973442249, richardwilton@nesyork.org

Alternatively Feel free to message us directly through the bands Facebook page. 🎺🎼🎺

A welcome in the City!

We can confirm the news that our good friends at Cory Band will be joining us again in York on November 19th. This is a great opportunity to see the Cory Brass In Concert set on the same day as their performance at the Sage in Gateshead. This will of course be followed by a roof lifting joint performance from Cory and the Shepherd Group Senior Band. Keep an eye out for details of the venue and tickets.

A new ambassador in the band.

Imogen Fewster

We are delighted to hear that our solo Baritone Player Imogen Fewster has been appointed as a Young Ambassador for Mercer and Barker mouthpieces.

Imogen started her playing career in the Shepherd Group Academy band and has progressed through our band organisation and is now our Solo Baritone player. She is a member of the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain and has been the Principal Baritone player with the NYBBGB since 2021. This year Imogen won the Euphonium/Baritone section of the NYBBGB Katie Ogden solo competition and will represent her section in the concerto final at the forthcoming NYBBGB summer course playing the Ellerby Baritone Concerto.

We are so proud of Imogen and listening to her rehearsing her concerto piece in the bandroom before a recent rehearsal, the band were in awe at the virtuosity on display.

George Barker, one of the founders of Mercer and Barker mouthpieces said “We are looking forward to working with her and all the young ambassadors in the future. She’s a fabulous player”.

More details on the Young Ambassadors can be found on the Mercer and Barker Website along with details of their range of mouthpieces.

The website address is https://mercerandbarker.com

British Open Spring Festival

The senior band will once again perform at the prestigious Spring Festival at Blackpool’s iconic Winter Gardens. After our promotion in 2018 the band will compete in the ‘Senior Cup’ section, where they will perform Hubert Bath’s ’Freedom’