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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

  • Wednesday Woodwinds @ Ilkley Manor House

    Wednesday Woodwinds @ Ilkley Manor House

    Fri, 10 Jun 2022
    A varied evening of music for woodwind with pieces ranging from 16th century to the present day and a few surprises along the way. We hope there will be something ... more
  • Swing Band @ Ilkley Bandstand

    Swing Band @ Ilkley Bandstand

    Sun, 19 Jun 2022
    Swing Band will be delighted to be playing once more on Ilkley Bandstand. Come and join us in the sunshine (we hope) for a varied programme of Big Band instrumental ... more
  • Concert Band Summer Concert

    Concert Band Summer Concert

    Sat, 16 Jul 2022
    We are really looking forward to our first concert at St Pauls Shipley Tickets and further details will be available in early June 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
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