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Two rivers concert band

The Concert Band is a large wind orchestra. Its director is the trumpet player and music educator Mike O'Farrell. Its repertoire includes orchestral arrangements, music from stage and screen and original compositions for wind orchestra. The Band performs two or three formal concerts each year, and on local bandstands during the summer. It was delighted to be one of six ensembles chosen for the Making Music 'Adopt a Composer Project' for 2018-19.

Two rivers swing band

The Swing Band is directed by the trumpet player and jazz arranger Trevor Vincent. It plays classic big band and jazz numbers along with some Latin and Rock ’n Roll. Many of these are Trevor's own arrangements for the Band. The Swing Band holds at least two dances each year, which are the highlight of its calendar. It also plays on local bandstands, at concerts, festivals and other community events.

Upcoming Events

  • Concert Band Summer Concert

    Concert Band Summer Concert

    Sat, 16 Jul 2022
    We are really looking forward to our first concert at St Paul's Church, Shipley Our programme will be based around folk tunes and film music and includes the English Folk ... more
  • Concert Band @ Ilkley Bandstand

    Concert Band @ Ilkley Bandstand

    Sat, 23 Jul 2022
    Two Rivers Concert Band will be so excited to be back on our "home" Bandstand after a two year Covid enforced break. Come along and listen to our varied programme ... more
  • Small Ensembles @ Ilkley Bandstand

    Small Ensembles @ Ilkley Bandstand

    Sun, 31 Jul 2022
    Your chance to hear some of our Two Rivers Band small ensembles. Our Ain't Misbehavin' Saxophone Group directed by Catherine Embleton, and our Wednesday Woodwinds will be playing on our ... more
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