Golcar Band 

Rehearsals Monday 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Golcar Band is a Fourth Section band with a core of experienced players, many of whom came through the Training Band in earlier years. Like many bands, we are always looking for new players particularly cornets and basses.

Golcar Band seeks to be part of the community in which it sits. Players are drawn from the surrounding town and local villages and the band is involved with local schools and organisations.

We are seeking to grow the Senior Band numbers from our very successful Training Band and the two bands often perform together at joint concerts.

The band has a full programme over the year ranging from the Golcar Lily Day in May through traditional park bandstand jobs on summer afternoons ,to playing on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, and the Longwood Sing in September. The busiest time is Christmas with the band’s own Christmas concert, entertaining the local branch of MENCAP in Huddersfield in what is usually the best concert of the year, busking in with Huddersfield Salvation Army in the town centre of Huddersfield and taking part in the Christmas Celebrations in Haworth.

The Conductor
The Conductor
Gavin Brown

Golcar Band is very fortunate to have Gavin Brown BMus(Hons) as its conductor and musical director.  

Gavin is a tuba, sousaphone and trombone player from Huddersfield. Starting his musical career through Kirklees music school (now Musica Kirklees) alongside performing with Scissett Youth Band and Sellers International Youth Brass Band. Gavin continued his studies of music at the University of Huddersfield, renowned for developing some of the country’s finest young brass players. Majoring in performance and conducting under the tutelage of Philip McCann, Barrie Webb and Shaun Crowther (Grimethorpe, Opera North, Halle Orchestra), Gavin graduated from the University in 2009 and since then has worked as both a professional musician and brass tutor.


Over his time at University and beyond, Gavin has held principal seats (Eb & Bb Bass) at several of the top ranking brass bands in the world, competing and performing at the highest level of brass banding throughout the UK and the world. Taking a step back from traditional brass bands, Gavin has worked as a freelance musician, performing with the likes of Viva Sinfonia, The Beat, Bad Manners, Hot 8 Brass Band, The Apples as well as co-founding his own successful New Orleans jazz band, Deadbeat Brass who regularly perform at UK music venues and festivals. 

The Players

Soprano - Vacant

First cornet - Chris, John

Repiano - Gemma

Second cornet - Nick

Third cornet - Cath

Flugel horn - Leanne

Solo horn - Nicola

First horn - Sam

Second horn - Stella

Baritone - Chris

Euphonium - John, Haley

Solo trombone - John

Second trombone - Kevin, Jenny 

Bass trombone - David

Eflat bass - Amanda

Bflat bass - Vacant

Percussion - Vacant

Librarian - Judith

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