Terrific Brass Group Formed For Huddersfield Town Support

BBC Radio Leeds’ very own David Hoyle (presenter of Yorkshire Brass) has teamed up with former Brighouse and Rastrick player & conductor, Leigh Baker, to form a Brass Band that will play a very special performance at the Tottenham Hotspur game as part of the planned ‘Celebrate Huddersfield, Celebrate Yorkshire’ festivities taking place.

The newly formed ‘Terrier Brass’, consisting of Huddersfield Town fans and talented musicians that have played in some of the very best brass bands and orchestras from around the world, has been formed to celebrate the Terriers Premier League success.

The band encompasses players and ex players from the surrounding Fodens, Grimethorpe Colliery, Hepworth, Rothwell, Brighouse and Rastrick and Leeds Salvation Army Band amongst others.

Special music arrangements put together by Leigh Baker and Foden’s horn player and composer Jonathan Bates will include a range of familiar Town songs and chants alongside familiar funky sounds, to help with the Club’s ‘Celebrate Yorkshire, Celebrate Huddersfield’ themed game against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday 30 September (12.30pm kick-off).

The band will first perform at the Perrys Fanzone at PPG Canalside from 10.30am for around 45minutes before venturing down to the John Smith’s Stadium to perform outside the new Club Shop from 11.30am up until around 15 minutes before Town’s Premier League crunch match against Tottenham Hotspur kicks off.

Player & Conductor Leigh Baker told A4B: “Brass Bands and Yorkshire go hand in hand, and it seems a perfect opportunity to create a ‘super band’ of Town fans. Some of the best Brass Bands in the world are based within 15 miles of the Stadium, and many of those who play in these are massive Town fans, so it is great that they can showcase their talents to their fellow Town fans. We will be playing a mix of Huddersfield Town songs and chants alongside some funkier favourites.”

Huddersfield Town Commercial Director Sean Jarvis commented: “I was approached about the possibility of forming a band to play at a Huddersfield Town game and I loved the idea. With Yorkshire being one of the hotbeds for Brass Bands; it made perfect sense to involve them in our ‘Celebrate Huddersfield, Celebrate Yorkshire’ festivities at the Spurs game.

“With some of the top brass musicians in the world performing as part of the band, I would encourage all supporters to get themselves down to the Perrys Fanzone at PPG Canalside before the game to enjoy the music and soak up the atmosphere ahead of Town’s important match against Spurs.”

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