Whilst we welcome enquiries from any brass player, we have specific vacancies for:

  • Various cornet positions
  • Bb and Eb bass
  • Percussion


Established, or returning musicians - or confident beginners - are welcome to enquire about these and other vacancies (since some existing members might be flexible about moving to alternative positions...)


Just so you know what to expect....

  • The Band is unusual in that it charges no band subscriptions to its members!

  • We would equip you from our range of quality Instruments - and provide uniform - free of charge

  • We are a non-competing, non-marching band, and practice every Tuesday evening from 7:30 - 9:30pm at Chop Gate Village Hall. More details, and a map are given here

  • The Band plays at about 20 engagements a year, mostly at weekends, in some of the most beautiful places in Yorkshire, including stately homes, abbeys, and seaside resorts

  • We play a range of traditional brass band pieces (marches, hymns, and arrangements of classics and popular tunes)

  • Joining the band provides a unique opportunity to join a group of amateur musicians based in Bilsdale in the North York Moors National Park, playing in a truly rural band that has been thriving for over 150 years.

Please contact us if you are interested, or want more information.