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York RI Golden Rail Band

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York RI Golden Rail Band is a non-contesting, 4th-section equivalent brass band, based in York, adjacent to York Station. 

We are a versatile brass band and play a wide range of engagements, from outdoor concerts in the grounds of stately homes and beautiful parks and gardens to marching for Remembrance Day and memorial concerts. We play on bandstands from Pocklington to Goole and have played prestigious venues including York Minster and the National Centre for Early Music (NCEM). We love playing community concerts, whether it's a village Christmas carol concert or to boost your local fete or fayre. 

If you would like to book the band, please contact the Golden Rail Band secretary, Caroline Tucker (see right hand column).

For the latest news about the Golden Rail Band, please go to our News area.

There are some band photos in the gallery below, but for the most up-to date pictures & videos, please visit our Facebook page and our YouTube channel.

York brass bands unite for Ukraine 

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York RI Golden Rail Band will be playing a joint concert with their good friends in the Shepherd Group Concert Brass Band to raise money for Ukraine.

The two York brass bands will perform an open air concert at the Eye of York, the green area between Castle Museum and Clifford’s Tower, on Sunday 10 July 2-4pm.

Both bands will play a set and will then come together for a massed bands finale.

Audience members are encouraged to bring a picnic rug or camping chairs to watch the performances. Some wooden picnic benches are available close by. Please bring your own refreshments.

The concert will include a collection for Unicef Ukraine. Collection buckets will be available for cash donations on the day, but we also have a Just Giving page for the concert - use the QR code below, or follow this link: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/uniteforukrainebrassyork

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Photo gallery

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A beautiful day for our performance at the Merchant Adventurers Hall, York (12 June 2022)

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Marching at Poppleton, leading the Childrens Sports Day parade (3 June 2022)

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Our first outing under the baton of new MD Nicholas Eastwood was on 11 March 2022 at Christ Church Heworth, York, at the invitation of the York RI Band. 

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Back in Tadcaster (28 November 2021) but inside this time for the Christmas Fayre at the Riley-Smith Hall, with interim conductor James Lolley. 

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York RI Golden Rail Band (with deps from Shepherd Group Brass Band and Leeds University Brass Band) played the Remembrance Day Parade in Tadcaster on 14 November 2021.

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Our bass section  at the annual memorial service at Duncombe Place in York (5 November 2021)

Please visit our Facebook page and our YouTube channel for the most up to date photos and videos.

York RI Golden Rail Band, and York RI Development Band are constituent parts of York RI - a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, registration number 1165513