The Ratby Day Time Band held its inaugural rehearsal on Wednesday 9th February at the Ratby bandroom.  The trustees of the organisation recognized the benefits for meeting up and doing what bandsmen do well and that’s play together.  Overwhelmed by the turnout, 28 brass players and 2 percussionists were eagerly seated for baton down atContinue reading “INITIATIVES AS WE ADD THE OLD AND THE NEW”

Ratby to compete in the Championship National Finals

Ratby Senior Band are delighted to announce that they have accepted an invitation to compete at the Championship Section final of the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain, to be held at the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday 2nd October 2021. The late invitation followed a competing band’s decision to withdraw this year, withContinue reading “Ratby to compete in the Championship National Finals”

Senior Band returns to the Bandstand!

The Senior Band entertained a large audience at Newark Castle Gardens on the 1st August. This being the first concert post lockdown. The band kicked off the concert with a rousing rendition of “Make his Praise Glorious” followed by the beautiful hymn “An Irish Blessing” which is also featured on our new CD “At Home”.Continue reading “Senior Band returns to the Bandstand!”

Junior Band spreads their talents outside of the bandroom.

Our youngsters have been very busy outside of the bandroom and working especially hard to further their musical journey. Principal Cornet Jessica hit the high note as she represented her county at the Army Cadets National Music Band camp in April this year. Twice a year, all ACF bands gather for a ‘Concentration’, a week-longContinue reading “Junior Band spreads their talents outside of the bandroom.”

Musik Fest Fun

Music Fest 2019 has certainly been another truly successful weekend. Two evenings packed with music making from all aspects of musical diversity, rock bands, brass bands, big band and barber shop chorus, Ratby certainly know how to put on a good show. Both evenings boasted packed audiences who were thoroughly entertained by all with waiterContinue reading “Musik Fest Fun”

Double Podium finishes for Ratby Band!

The Ratby Co-operative organisation had a double success at the Midlands Area Contest. The senior band had their best ever result with the piece Seascapes, finishing an outstanding 3rd in the championship section. Earlier in the day the mid band also had their best ever result achieving FIRST place in the 4th section. This resultContinue reading “Double Podium finishes for Ratby Band!”