Slaithwaite band are a band on the up. Anyone who has paid even the slightest attention to thecontesting calendar over the last few years knows that. They’re also a band with a long and proudhistory, having been founded back in 1892 and making them officially as old as both the sport of Basketball, and the […]

March is always an exciting time in the brass banding calendar as the regional contests get underway to determine who will be making the journey to the National Finals in September and who will move up and down the grading tables. The North-West regional having taken place the previous week, on Saturday 8th March it […]

After a great result at the 2014 Areas in March, April brought our first own-choice contest of the year. For Holme Valley contest each band selects a hymn tune and test piece, and our choices were St Clements and Suite Gothique. Everyone in the band really enjoyed working on the pieces, so to be declared […]

On Sunday 20th October 2013 the band took part in the Pogson Bray Entertainment Contest at Berties Banqueting Rooms in Elland. This was our first contest outing with recently appointed Musical Director Rob Westacott for whom it was also the first contest as an MD rather than a player. Much to the band and Rob’s […]

Slaithwaite Band are delighted to announce the appointment of Rob Westacott as their new Musical Director. Rob is well known in the Brass Banding world as a top class cornet player, but this is his first official position as a conductor. During his career, Rob has held principal positions with some of the top bands including […]

The Bandroom’s bar is now open to the public. Why not come along and enjoy a drink or try one of our guest beers. The bandroom hall with its own bar, kitchen, PA system and stage is also available to hire as a function room. Visit the bandroom page for more information