Kippax Band - Manger Folkehogskule

Joint Concert, Castleford Salvation Army

6th April 2019 

Kippax Band are pleased to announce their first joint concert with Norwegian Band 'Manger Folkehogskule' was a great success. Kippax Band hopes that this will be the first of many joint ventures for the future.

The concert took place at the fantastic venue at the

Salvation Army in Castleford.

The Manger band started the concert playing a great 

mix of a programme. Including solos, small ensembles 

and pieces showing off excellent technical skills from

the youngsters.

The students in the band are part of a 9 month intensive music study programme. The band were welcomed by an English ex student in the audience who had come especially to watch them.

Kippax Band performed in the second half of the concert. Kippax performed a variety of pieces including the cornet solo 'Sugar Blues' performed by Nigel Derbyshire and their latest winning test piece 'First Suite in Eb' by Holst.

The concert finished with a lovely exchange of gifts between the bands. Kippax's conductor Stephen Tighe presented the Norweigen Band with an original composition of a fanfare, written just for them. Kippax band were presented with a hat and some Norweigen chocolate.

A special thanks to everyone who joined us to welcome the Manger Folkehogskule brassband. The Audience were very pleased with the concert and expressed a wish for the joint concerts to continue.

Please keep an eye on our facebook page or the website for more information of future concerts.

Manger Folkehogskule CLICK 

Manger Folkehogskule are taking part in a tour of the uk. We are lucky to welcome them to join us for the concert. Please click on the title link to find out more about them.


Band chairman: Colin Moss 

Band secretary: Emma Cassells

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