Concerts in the Park – August and September

Hade Edge Band will be entertaining the crowds in Greenhead Park, Huddersfield on Sunday afternoon the 13th August. Please come along and support this important event to keep music in the park alive in Kirklees.


In September on Sunday 17th Hade Edge Band will once again be performing at the Wetherby Band Stand from 2:30pm. A perfect setting alongside the river and a very pleasant park for visitors to come along enjoy the sights of Wetherby and listen to a brass band.


Holmfirth Civic Hall – Concert Sunday June 18th

We are holding a Spring Concert in Holmfirth Civic Hall on the evening of Sunday 18th June. We are very pleased to have a guest soloist form Geneva Instruments, Thomas Fountain joining the band for an evening of entertainment. We are looking for a full house and tickets are now on sale at £7.50 and £6 for concessions. Please ring Robert on 01484 361671 now to reserve your tickets.

Please come along and support your local Holmfirth band and also help to preserve the continuance of the Civic Hall in Holmfirth which has recently been taken over by the town council from, Kirklees and is your concert hall in your local area.


Holmfirth Contest 2017

Congratulations to all the players who competed in the above contest on Sunday 21st May . B Band performance was brilliant under the directorship of Gary Perrin. The B band coming 3rd in the hymn turn and 2nd in the Test piece taking the Holme Valley Cup. The Senior Band under the directorship of Jonathan Beatty came 1st in the Test Piece and 3rd in the Hymn Tune. Solo awards went to our Flugel player – Joel Kirk and Euphonium player, David Smith with our Bass section consisting of 4 player won the best BASS’s award of the contest.


The band are pleased to announce that Leisa Mallalieu-Ingman has joined the band on Principal Cornet. Amy Ellershaw has joined on Repiano.

Following the departure of our Solo Horn, James Turner, Paul Kirk who was on First Horn has now moved to Solo Horn, Carolanne Duncan has moved to First Horn and the band are please to welcome Georgia Kirk on Second Horn.

Hade Edge Band Spring Concert and Contest Season

Sunday 14th May – Evening Concert at The Carding Shed. Hepworth. Tickets £10 including supper. Please book your tickets by ringing 01484 361671 asap.

Saturday 17th June – Evening Concert with Horbury Ladies Choir in Ossett Town Hall. Band are guests of the Choir.

Sunday 18th June – Evening Concert in Holmfirth Civic Hall with guest soloist Tom Fountain (Geneva). Tickets can be reserved by ringing 01484 361671. Ticket prices are £7.50 and £6 for concessions.



Sunday 7th May – Buxton Contest

Sunday 21st May – Holmfirth Contest (B band and Senior band)

Friday 9th June – Whit Friday Marches.


We are pleased to announce the following awards were presented to band members at the bands annual party which took place on Friday 17th March 2017.

Awards – 2017

Players Player Award – Joel Kirk.

Best Teenager Award  – Chris Chung

Outstanding Contribution award – Margaret and Robert Turnbull

Band Personality award – Jonathan Beatty

Most Improved Player award – Chris Chung


Long Service Awards were presented to David Smith and Kevin Broadhead.

Thank you cards were presented to Fraser Hodgson who is returning to the North East following completion of his studies at Huddersfield University and Jack Brown.

Jack will be presented with a Long Service Award in the near future.

New events added to the Band’s engagement list for 2017

The following events have been added to our diary, so please make a note in yours.

Sunday 4th June – Hade Edge Band Sunday Chapel at 2:30pm

Saturday 17th June Concert with Horbury Ladies Choir at Ossett Town Hall

Sunday 18th June – Gala Spring Concert with Guest Soloist – Thomas Fountain, at Holmfirth Civic Hall.

Holme Valley Hospital Concert – date changed to Saturday 23rd September.

Y&HBBA Contest – Sunday 5th November at Dewsbury Town Hall.


Thank You