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Music, Sat 12 Aug 2017, free entry

Ilkley Summer Festival

Ilkley Summer Festival


The band consist of two bands of differing musical styles; The Two Rivers Concert Band and the Two Rivers Swing Band. The name derives from where their players are recruited from – the beautiful Yorkshire valleys of the Aire and Wharfe.

They rehearse in Ilkley and Baildon respectively, accommodate a wide range of standards and ages and many of their members play in both bands. The Concert Band plays a variety of musical styles from orchestral compositions, music from stage and screen as well as original compositions for wind ensemble. New pieces for this year include Selections from The Phantom of the Opera, Pirates of the Caribbean and a very dynamic orchestral piece Danzon No. 2. The Swing Band plays big band and jazz numbers such as Sing Sing Sing, Tuxedo Junction, American Patrol and Birdland. The set also includes some Rock ‘n’ Roll and more recently they have introduced some Tom Jones numbers.

They have immense fun playing at various places including local bandstands, churches and private functions. The Swing Band also hosts a dance each year which has proved extremely popular. Above all, they enjoy rehearsing and performing together and entertaining the public with some fabulous music.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 12 Aug 2017 14:00 to 16:00


Free entry



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