We Are The Lindley Band…

Lindley is a friendly and well established band based in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. We have been in existence since the mid -1800’s, making us one of the oldest bands in the UK. The band occupies a unique position within the community of Lindley. There are close bonds and traditions shared with other local organisations, churches and schools within the area.

Lindley Band is a member of Brass Bands England

Lindley Band is a registered charity

Afternoon Concert with Marsh Ladies Choir. Sunday 24th March, 2,30 pm, Lindley Methodist Church

Come and join us for this great concert!

Some pictures from our fabulous concert at St Stephen’s Church alongside Tower Brass

Afternoon Christmas Concert. Sunday 10th December. St Stephen’s Church, Lindley

Tickets available from St Stephen’s Church, Lindley Children’s Book Shop and band members

Last Afternoon of the Proms – Birchencliffe Community Centre. 2pm

Afternoon Concert, the Square Chapel Halifax, Sunday 24th September

You can next see the band at the Square Chapel in Halifax (10 Square Rd, Halifax HX1 1QG). The concert is Sunday 24th September at 3pm.  Tickets are from £8 and only available from the Square Chapel itself The Lindley Band – Square Chapel Arts Centre Box Office 01422 353 073

Concert on the Hill is back!

Come and see the band at the revamped Concert on the Hill. Saturday 1st July

Spring Concert with Colne Valley Male Voice Choir

Sunday 30th April at St John’s Church Golcar at 2.30pm. Tickets, £10 available from the choir or the band.

Open Rehearsal, Tuesday 28th February

On the 28th February at 8pm we are holding an open rehearsal ,prior to our entry in the Yorkshire Area contest on the 4th of March. St Stephen’s church, Lindley Lidget Street, Huddersfield HD3 3JB   FREE ENTRY

Viennese afternoon concert

You can next hear the band on Sunday 19th February at St Phillips Community Centre, Birchencliffe where they will perform a selection of your favourite waltzes and polkas


Last weekend Lindley Band played Carols for the staff of Scriba PR at their Christmas party, performed a selection of tunes to entertained Huddersfield Veterans at their Founders Day event and held our annual Christmas concert at St Stephen’s Church in Lindley. Tower Brass Community Band performed at the annual Christmas Coffee Morning at Salendine […]

Family Christmas Concert – St Stephen’s Church Lindley

The band is pleased to present its Family Christmas Concert at St Stephen’s Church Lindley. Tickets are available from the Lindley Children’s Book Shop, from the church and from band members. Don’t forget that you can also get the book “A History of Lindley Band” from the Lindley Children’s Bookshop. Get yours now in time […]

Last Afternoon of the Proms

You can next hear the band perform at our afternoon proms concert at St Philips Community Centre, Birchencliffe (Briarlyn Road, Birchencliffe, Huddersfield HD3 3NL)  Tickets are £8.00 including refreshments and the concert starts at 2.00pm Contact Karen on 07930 657284


Veteran trombone player and esteemed conductor, Alan Widdop returns to Yorkshire, with his recent appointment as Musical Director of the Huddersfield-based Lindley Band. Alan has a wealth of experience that he brings to Lindley and the Band are delighted to have the opportunity of working closely with him, gaining from his vast banding experience and […]

Brighouse March Contest

The band had a great day at Brighouse March contest. We were happy with our 9th place and it was lovely to see so many banding friends. Credit to Natalie Jane Bamforth for photo

Lindley Carnival

“Tower Brass Community Band” enjoyed performing at Lindley Carnival last Saturday. This group only started playing together in October and incorporates a wide range of ages and abilities.  We have primary school children, pensioners, and all ages in between.  We have total novices, returners to playing and people changing instrument. The group rehearses on Wednesday’s […]

Lindley Carnival – Saturday 25th June

At 3.30 this Saturday (25th June)  you can see Tower Brass Community Band perform at Lindley Carnival.  This is the first outing of 2022 for the group who started playing together in October.  A small group from Lindley Band will also be playing here at 1.30.

Invitation to participate in a concert to celebrate the life of Neil Jowett

2pm Sunday, 19th June 2022 The Oastler Building (Huddersfield University Campus) The Lindley Band is immensely proud of its long association with Neil, as a player, Musical Director, Trustee, and Band President. In celebration of his life, the band is presenting a massed band concert in fond memory of Neil, featuring some of his favourite […]

New Book on the History of Lindley Band

Please check out this book about Lindley band, written by our cornet player and band secretary Paul Harrison. It provides a detailed history of the band alongside descriptions of the part played by the band in the social workings of the surrounding areas, from the early 19th century to the present day. The book will […]

Christmas Concert and New Signings at Lindley.

Last night Lindley band held a fantastic Christmas concert at St Peter’s church (masks for all except when playing). A massive thank you to all who played, attended or helped in anyway. The evening saw the first appearance of Tower Brass Community Band and also was the debut concert for 3 of Lindley Band’s new […]

Lindley Band in December 2021

Unlike last December the band has a busy Christmas planned. Here’s hoping everything can go ahead. Tuesday 7th December Carols at the Lindley Loves Christmas late night shopping Friday 10th December Christmas Concert, St Stephen’s Church 7.30pm Saturday 11th December Tower Brass Community Band at Salendine Nook Baptist Carols at HRI Monday 20th December Beer […]

Exciting News re Tower Brass

Wednesday 6th October sees the relaunch of Tower Brass as Tower Brass Community Band. “Absolute Beginners”, “Not Done it Since I Was at Schoolers”, “Instrument Changers”  all are welcome. Wednesday 6th October, 6.30pm at Lindley Band Room, 14a Holly Bank Road, Lindley HD3 3JE Contact us via  The Lindley Band | Facebook

Last push for Adam Jowett’s fundraiser in memory of Neil

On Easter Sunday Adam completed his massive feat of running the 36 miles from his home in Lymm to Halifax to raise money for the Headcase charity.  Adam started out with the target of raising £500 and now his total is at £9540. Can we just do one last push? It would be great if […]

Exciting News Re Tower Brass

When normality returns the Lindley Band will resume rehearsals for its ensemble “Tower Brass Community Band”. The Community Band will rehearse every Wednesday from 6.30 to 7.30pm at The Lindley Band HQ in Holly Bank Road.  See the Tower Brass page on this website for further details

Silver award for Lindley youngster

A big “well done” to our cornet player Haydn Osborne on achieving the Silver Arts Award ( Arts equivalent of the Duke of Edinburgh Award). The aim of this qualification is to help individuals develop their skills and confidence in their preferred artform. Haydn, who was supported in achieving this award via his membership of […]

Announcement of the sad death of Neil Jowett

‘It is with great sadness that Lindley Band announces the death of their highly respected President and former musical director Neil Jowett. He passed away peacefully at his home on 26 January, following a short illness, surrounded by his family. Neil has played a leading role in Lindley Band for over 50 years but his […]

Contact Details – to note

There is currently a problem with the contact@thelindleyband.net email address. To contact our band secretary Paul Harrison please use the following email address paulcharrison1@gmail.com or call him on 07958 227529.

Lindley Band play Jingle Bells – We hope you enjoy our Christmas video

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Back to Rehearsal

After a long journey, those members of the band who felt comfortable to do so have finally managed to get together for some outdoor rehearsals. We have studied the COVID-19 guidance and advice carefully and have a detailed risk assessment in place. On each occasion we have played for an hour and have been socially […]

Update On Cancelled Events 13th May

Unfortunately but understandably the band’s afternoon concert at Slaithwaite Band Club on Sunday 28th June has been cancelled. The band is staying in touch with each other and has a regular Monday night quiz slot at 8pm, which is our usual rehearsal time.  Also there is a weekly quiz sent out each Saturday by email. […]

Update on Cancellations 11th April

Hi allPlease see below latest events to be cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic.Sunday31st May Boarshurst Band ClubSunday 21st June Hebden Bridge March ContestSunday 21st June Morley March and Hymn Contest Full list of Cancelled eventsSunday 26th April – Concert St Andrew’s Methodist Church MirfieldSaturday 2nd May – VE day concert, St Stephen’s Church Lindley […]

Update on Cancellations 20th March

Please see below for latest information on cancelled events. Thursday 11th June – Concert with Lindley School at Huddersfield Town hall.Friday 5th June – Whit Friday March ContestsSaturday 4th July – Concert on the Hill Please also note that the following events form part of concert series that are currently suspended and unless things change […]

Important News For Our Supporters

Unfortunately the current Coronavirus situation has affected several of our up and coming concerts.  Hopefully as many as possible of the cancelled events will be rescheduled. The latest information will be published on here and on our Facebook page Confirmed cancellations as of 19th March are: Sunday 26th April – Concert St Andrew’s Methodist Church […]


May we wish all our friends and supporters a very Happy New Year.  The first task for the band in 2020 is the “Brass in the Wire” contest in Warrington on the 26th January.   We will also be competing at the Yorkshire Regional Championships at Huddersfield Town Hall on the 7th March.  The concert season […]

Good News!

You still have two chances to see the band perform this year.  On Sunday 15th December the band are in playing in their annual “Christmas on the Hill” concert at Huddersfield YMCA starting at 7pm.  On Friday 20th December we are appearing in our 24th Christmas Gala Evening at St Paul’s Hall Huddersfield, with special […]

More Seats Filled

Lindley is delighted to announce their first overseas signing.  Former NYBBS member Bella Nutter has joined the bands horn section.  She is from the Isle of Man and previously played solo horn with the Ramsey Town Band.  She has moved to Huddersfield to study Physiotherapy. Also joining on 3rd cornet is Sarah Wilson.  Talented musician […]

Summer Signings

The Band has signed 3 fantastic new players to the ranks over the Summer. Period.  Firstly, came Sam Thackrah on flugel horn.  Sam has many years of experience with several local bands, but following a stint on cornet with Crofton Silver is now delighted to return to the instrument she loves with Lindley.  Chris Kaye […]

Lindley Cornetist Raising Funds for Mind

One of our front row cornet players, Adam Chappell is raising money for the mental health charity Mind. He is close to his £1200 target – can we help him get there? Check out the link to his Just Giving page below. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/adam-chappell3?fbclid=IwAR3EwQgFkxzwZWgURrU4JCoV8BiL6tm12qLcb-Nlbhtlhvwk2C4FywdoJv4&utm_campaign=pfp-share&utm_content=Adam-Chappell3&utm_medium=fundraisingpage&utm_source=Facebook

AFTERNOON CONCERT Sunday 30th June at 3pm Huddersfield Town Hall

Come and enjoy an afternoon of “THE WORLDS MOST BEAUTIFUL MELODIES” featuring the golden cornet of Phillip McCann, organist Simon Lindley and The Lindley Band. Huddersfield Town Hall, Sunday 30th June at 3pmTickets (£8 and £10) are available from the Lindley Band on 07792 722190 or the Town Hall box office


Come and see the band in action this Sunday at Slaithwaite Band room (Address – Slaithwaite Band room, Ing Head, HD7 5DS ), 2pm until 4pm. You don’t need to buy a ticket to get in but there will be raffle and a collection. We have a great programme lined up – see you there!

Exciting News at Lindley!

The Lindley Band are extremely pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Golding as their Musical Director. Mike was assistant principal cornet at Brighouse and Rastrick for 5 years and is Head of Brass at Bury Music Service. He joins Lindley from the Pemberton Old Wigan DW B Band and is delighted to have been […]

Rob Westacott and Lindley Band have parted company.

Following their appearance at the Yorkshire Regional Championships in Huddersfield , where the band came 6th in the first section, The Lindley Band has parted company with Rob Westacott, their Musical Director for the last 15 months.  After a successful tenure, including a 2nd place at Dewsbury contest in November and a recent CD recording […]

New CD Now Available Online

You can now buy our new CD from our on line shop via the link below. NB the shop is separate from this website https://lindleyband.bigcartel.com/

New CD is now available

Lindley Band’s new CD “Post Cards From Holme” is now on sale. Get your copy NOW! Here’s how to get one 1. Order online via our Facebook page   https://www.facebook.com/lindleyband/ 2. Ask a member of the band or committee to get one for you 3. Get one at our forthcoming concert at St Paul’s Hall, Huddersfield on […]

Gala Concert Tickets Available Now

Tickets for our annual Gala Christmas Concert are available via our Concert Secretary, Alison Osborne, bookings@thelindleyband.net or 07792 722190

Silverware for the band at Dewsbury Contest

Following a great performance at the YHBBA Open Contest in Dewsbury,  the band were delighted to be placed first in the First Section and second overall.  Well done all!

Young Cornet Signings Boost the Ranks

Lindley Band is very pleased to welcome some new blood to their cornet section with the arrival of Huddersfield University students Adam Chappell and Gethin Wyn Jones. Gethin comes to Lindley from the Llanrug Silver Band in North Wales, where he was assistant principal. Adam’s previous band was Bradwell Silver and he has joined Lindley […]

TOMORROW NIGHT – Concert in St Stephen’s Church Lindley. 7.30

Players return to the Brass Band Scene with Lindley

Lindley Band would like to announce the welcome return to the brass band scene of two highly experienced players.  Ex Besses euphonium Keith Johnson commences his second stint at Lindley, this time on the solo seat.  Keith says he was lured back into playing with the promise of enjoyment and beer!  Also, following a 4 […]

Further Additions

Lindley band announces a couple more signings this week.  Firstly they would like to welcome Jenny Cook to the first baritone seat from the Yorkshire Imps, where she enjoyed successful stints on both baritone and tenor horn.  The signing of Jenny completes the strengthening of the horn/baritone line at Lindley. Also joining from Skelmanthorpe Prospect […]

New Signings

Recent signings mean that Lindley Solo Horn Rachel Johnson has charge of a newly strengthened team. After a period on horn with City of Bradford, Claire Westacott has returned to regular playing with Lindley on flugel. She has already showcased her talents as a flugel soloist on the band’s recent CD recording. Following a short […]

New CD!

The band has had a busy but fabulous weekend recording for our new CD. Thanks to Jess and Keith for their professional and efficient service. Grateful thanks to the following players who helped us out over the weekend, Kyle Blake, Joe Hainsworth, David Hoyle, Nik Payne, Lauren Pickles, Helen Stansfield and Les Tobitt. Also enormous […]

Victoria On The Run

The band is very proud of its intrepid trombone player Victoria Oliver and her husband well regarded percussionist Simon Oliver, who are both taking part in the London Marathon on the 22nd April.  Victoria is running to raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association and Simon for the Teenage Cancer Trust. It’s not too […]

Two Vacancies

Lindley Band Vacancies We are currently looking to recruit a first horn and a front row cornet. We rehearse Monday and Wednesday – come and check us out. Contact Paul Harrison contact@thelindleyband.net 07958 227529.

New Year Changes

The New Year has seen a few changes at the Lindley Band. Rob Westacott, who recently retired from top class playing with Brighouse & Rastrick, has accepted the role as Musical Director and will make his debut with the band at the forthcoming Brass at the Guild contest in Preston on 28th January.  Meanwhile, outgoing […]

Christmas Gala Concert 15th December

On the 15th December Lindley Band present their annual Christmas Gala Evening. Special Guests this year are the amazing Soprano Cornet Soloist Steve Stewart, the fabulous National Youth Jazz Orchestra and the talented Audrey Spencer dancers. Tickets available from Kirklees Townhall Ticketing        

More Signings!

More Signings!! The band is also pleased to have recently secured the services of ex Brighouse percussionist Peter Clarke. Further developments in this section saw the debut of young percussionist Lucas Williamson at the bands recent concert at Salendine Nook Baptist Church.

New Signings!

Lindley Band is pleased to announce three new summer signings.  The band is very pleased to welcome Louise Fisher and Lloyd Brown on horn and trombone respectively, joining Lindley after a brief break from brass banding.  Also very welcome is Chetham’s School of music pupil Harry Newton on Euphonium.  Harry is a pupil of David […]

Latest Vacancies

The Lindley Band has a vacancy for a Front row Cornet player – position negotiable. 1st Section Band Lindley, Huddersfield (5 mins from Jct24 M62). Rehearsals 8PM – 10PM Monday & Wednesday in our own band room. Good balance of concerts and contests going forward into 2018. Exciting events we have coming up (see our events […]

Vacancies at Lindley Band

The Lindley Band invites applicants for the positions of Principal Euphonium & Front row Cornet. 1st Section Band Lindley, Huddersfield (5 mins from Jct24 M62). Rehearsals 8PM – 10PM Monday & Wednesday in our own band room. Good balance of concerts and contests going forward into 2018. Exciting events we have coming up: Dewsbury Contest […]

NYJO, Steve Stewart and The Lindley Band

A spectacular night of entertainment not to be missed! The Lindley Band’s Annual ‘Gala Concert’ 2017 will see the National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO) along with the world famous Soprano Cornet solo artist Steve Stewart (Cory Band) provide an evening of entertainment sure to delight all that attend. Don’t miss your opportunity to see these […]

Uniform Amnesty June/July 2017

We are reviewing our stock of walking out jackets at them moment so could all any ex players check the backs of their wardrobes for any Lindley jackets and ties hiding there. If you find any could you please bring them back to the band room either on Monday or Wednesday from 7.30 onwards. Of […]

Boarshurst Band Club 4th June

The Band can next be seen performing on Sunday 4th June at Boarshurst Band Club  

Wedding Bells

This spring has been an exciting time for Lindley’s lovely baritone players who have both tied the knot.  First down the aisle was 2nd Baritone Liz Dinsdale (as was) who married City of Bradford Percussionist, Les Tobitt.  She was closely followed the week after by 1st Baritone Gillian Lightfoot (as was), who married our own […]


Lindley Band are currently looking to recruit a euphonium player (position negotiable), a strong front row cornet player and a percussionist

New MD

The Lindley Band is very pleased to announce the appointment of the well renowned cornet soloist James McCabe as Musical Director. A former Principal Cornet with the Fairey and Rothwell Temperance Bands, and Assistant/Co-Principal at Black Dyke Band, James will take up his post with Lindley after the Yorkshire Area. This allows him to fulfil […]