TWO bands who share a bandroom in Huddersfield, will share a concert platform in Brighouse next weekend.
The bands are the Championship rated band The Hammonds Saltaire Band and The Sellers International Youth Band.
The two sets of musicians co-exist happily in the same premises which are provided thanks to the generosity of David Armitage, chairman of Sellers Engineering.
This concert which has something of a banding family feel about it, is at Brighouse Civic Hall on Saturday November 10 at 7.30pm.
Hammonds Saltaire Band, conducted by Morgan Griffiths, has an impressive pedigree and roots going back to 150 years when a brass band was formed as one of the amenities for the people of Saltaire.
In recent years the band has contested throughout Europe, recorded numerous CDs and performed at some of the best concert venues in the world as the Yorkshire Building Society Band.
Prior to that the band (as Hammonds Sauce Works) enjoyed contest and concert success for nearly 30 years under the baton of Geoffrey Whitham.
Hammonds Saltaire Band has enjoyed great success on the contest platform.
As the Yorkshire Building Society band they were European Champions eight times in nine years and won the British Open and All England Masters on several occasions.
Being a Yorkshire band its players are proud to have won the Yorkshire Championship title three times and to have claimed its a fourth time last year – for the first time with its current name, Hammonds Saltaire.
The talented young players of the Sellers International Youth Band are close to the hearts of many in this town and for that reason there will doubtless be many of their supporters in Brighouse next weekend.
Their conductor is Alex Kerwin, a fine musician in her own right who is doing sterling work bringing on a new generation of young players.
Tickets from Paul Smith, 52 Kirkstone Avenue, Dalton, HD5 9ES or you can pay on the door.