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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).

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New player vacancies!

Our brilliant flugelhorn player, Tom Durrant (pictured below), is moving on and we are looking for another flugel player to take his place.
The flugelhorn gets lots of lovely solo passages (and pieces!) so if you are a confident player with a beautiful sound and want to come and play with us, do get in touch with our MD Nicholas Eastwood via the Band Secretary (c.e.tucker1@googlemail.com). If you don't have a flugelhorn, there is a band instrument you can borrow.

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We also have a vacancy for an additional third cornet player, so if you fancy joining our ace back row, please contact Nick via our Secretary, Caroline Tucker (see email above). This would be an opportunity for someone in a development band or beginners band wishing to progress, or for a returner or someone more experienced who enjoys strengthening this all-important section of the band.

Golden Rail Band rehearses on Tuesday nights, 7-9pm at our bandroom adjacent to the York RI Gymnasium on Queen Street, York, which is close to York Station.

Photo gallery

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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)

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Our last concert before lockdown in February 2020 - we played a glorious concert with the York Philharmonic Male Voice Choir at the Joseph Rowntree Theatre in York. The band was conducted by MD Iain Fell.

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