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Grimethorpe Collliery Band

Saturday 9 May 20207:30pm Book Now


A special concert at Selby Abbey, commemorating the 75th anniversary of VE Day and featuring music from the era.

Formed in 1917, during the First World War, Grimethorpe Colliery Band are a British institution. The band’s performance reputation remains unsurpassed while their contest successes are legendary, including 16 Brass In Concert Championship titles, two English National Championship victories, four British Open Championship wins and becoming National Champion Brass Band of Great Britain on four occasions.

Noted performances include the FIFA World Cup, BAFTA Awards, BBC Proms, Eurovision and London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony. The band received a BAFTA nomination for their contributions to the global hit movie Brassed Off, for which Grimethorpe was the focal point, and have performed at The Royal Albert Hall, Barbican, Westminster Abbey, Sydney Opera House and more.