WELCOME TO THE GOLDEN RAIL WEBSITE
Here, you will be able to see all the latest news on the band, information on our next concerts. Please take time to enjoy what we have to offer on our website.
The Golden Rail Band is a non-contesting 4th section equivalent band. It performs a variety of concerts all year round to the local community in York and further afield. Should you be interested in booking the band or playing with us, please contact our secretary (information on the right hand side of this page).
THE GR Band are pleased to announce their latest recruits in to the band: Peter Coombes (solo cornet), Joh Stuart (Eb Bass) and Alistair Duffill. We hope they enjoy their time at the GR Band!
BIKES 4 BRASS! - Nicholas' Sponsored Cycle Ride
On July 13th, Golden Rail conductor Nicholas Eastwood will be setting off from the RI and Golden Rail band room all the way to Cheltenham to raise money for the RI Band, which is competing in its third consecutive British national final. The RI Band qualified in March to represent the North of England in the National Finals, against some of the best brass bands in the country. To raise money to get the band there, Nicholas will cycle all the way to the venue which this year is at the Racecourse in Cheltenham. If you would like to sponsor Nicholas to get there, please click on the link below and donate away!
CONTEST - BRASS IN RIPON JULY 2012
The band recently performed in its first competition since 1994 at Brass in Ripon, held in the beautiful Ripon Cathedral. The day was a great result, coming 7th, many of the other bands with a very prestigious ranking in the brass band world. Most notably, the band triumphed over a third section band and a 4th section band that only narrowly missed out on a place to the national finals in Cheltenham. More information will be available later.
Welcome to 2012!
Happy New Year to you all! There's a lot happening with the York RI Golden Rail Bands this year and with that, we have announced our new concert list, including this year's Brassed On! Concert in July and The Young Person's Guide to the Brass Band at the NCEM in May. You can click here for more information. Hope to see you there!
**CONCERT TIME CHANGE**
Please note that the time for the Bishopthorpe Carol Concert has been changed. Instead of the previous 16.00 start, it will now take place at 16.30. Sorry for any inconvenience that this has caused.
CONCERT - Tadcaster Christmas Market
The band played at the annual Tadcaster Christmas Market. The band played really well to a packed Riley Smith Hall, full of people buying Christmas presents to a backing of your favourite Christmas Jingle Bells. The band were glad to see that they weren't snowed in unlike last year's unfavourable cold spell! A picture of the band on stage will appear on the website, along with a link to the York Press article on the day (featuring a picture of the band?).
SERVICE - Remembrance at Duncombe Place, York
THE York RI Golden Rail Band were honoured as always to play at Duncomble Place in York as part of the annual Remembrance Service held at the memorial. Although the sun did not shine this year, the band played well, including some lovely incidental music such as Edward Elgar's Nimrod and Bruce Jackson's Deep Abiding Harmony. As said by one of the ex-service men, "[York RI Golden Rail Band] manage to get better and better every year. It was excellent to see such a full band turn out and play so nicely for our service".