Senior Band make ‘Ratby History’ in epic 2nd place victory

What a day the band had at the Midland Area Championships at Corby Cube. Momentum was high following the Mid Bands epic win earlier in the day which gave the Senior Band that extra ounce of encouragement for their performance. Wilfred Heaton’s ‘Contest Music’ certain stood up to its name , challenging all 10 bandsContinue reading “Senior Band make ‘Ratby History’ in epic 2nd place victory”

Mid Band takes Midlands regional title for the 3rd Section

Celebrations all round for our Mid Band who under direction of Gary Perrin took the champion band banner and 1st place trophy at this years Midlands Area Contest on Sunday 27th February. The newly promoted Band have been working hard for their 2nd visit to the area competition in the 3rd section. Gordon Langford’s ‘FacetsContinue reading “Mid Band takes Midlands regional title for the 3rd Section”


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!”

200 Christmas Club Draw

1st prize £500 188 John Cawrey 2nd prize £200 111 Dorothy Horsewood 3rd prize £100 144 Graham Hutchinson 4th prize £50 10 Mike Loasby 5th prize £25 25 Sheralyn Newman 6th prize £25 96 Graham Aucott 7th prize £25 56 Graham Aucott 8th prize £25 61 Sam Palmer