Tewit Youth Band

Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Charity No: 514676

TYB 40

Tewit Youth Band 40th Anniversary

2018 marks the 40th anniversary of Tewit Youth Band.

Starting with just 15 young people in 1978, Tewit now has 130 members age 6-18 in 2018. Some of the current players have parents who were members themselves. The Tewit Band organisation has become a wonderful asset to the brass band world, with many former players still active in music at all levels. Tewit alumni are involved in local bands in Harrogate, Knaresborough, and Ripon including the newly formed Tewit Silver Band. Others have gone on to play with Championship Bands including  Yorkshire Imps, Leyland, Grimethorpe, Carlton Main Frickley and Black Dyke Band. Some players are now professional musicians, conductors and teachers, sharing their expertise with our next generation of players.

To celebrate this amazing milestone for Tewit Youth Band, a black tie Celebration Dinner will be held at The Majestic Hotel, Harrogate on 19th May 2018 for all current and former members, families, sponsors and patrons over the last 40 years.

The evening entertainment will include Easy Band (led by former Tewit principle cornet Owen James) and for one night only the "Tewit Reunion Massed Band". All former players are invited to bring an instrument and join in a short, unrehearsed performance of three pieces including favourites such as Slaidburn and Hootenanny – a unique experience for us all!

If you have any photos from Tewit through the last 40 years we would love to display them at the dinner please send them electronically by email, or let us know if you have hard copies we can scan.

Come and join the party and toast the next 40 years of making music with Tewit Youth Band.

Tickets priced at £45 per person, including 3-course dinner and entertainment. Please complete the booking form or for any further information contact us by email: tewitanniversary@gmail.com