Regarded by many as the best and most consistent ‘public subscription band’ in the world, the fabled brass band presents a highly entertaining concert suitable for both the general public and brass band connoisseur.
The ever-popular Brighouse & Rastrick Band boast a formidable reputation: in its time the majority of premier band championships have been held by ‘Briggus’, most recently becoming the 2022 British Open and Brass in Concert Champions.
They caught the ears and imagination of the British public in 1977 with their recording of The Floral Dance, holding the No.2 position in the British singles chart for 9 weeks. Even though they were held off the top spot by Paul McCartney, they still achieved sales of over a million copies, earning both Gold and Silver discs. The Floral Dance has now become a permanent feature of the band’s programs as the ‘unofficial’ encore.
Over recent years the band has been engaged in a number of very successful music collaborations outside the brass band tradition, including Kate Rusby, BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner The Unthanks and classical actor Simon Callow.