We are currently looking for Cornets and a Flugel to complete our fabulous team (after the Areas).  

If you are interested ,or know of anyone who may be, please ask them to contact either Mark Sidwell 07970 138511 or email Linda Graham on

We are also have some vacancies in our training band so if you would like to know more about that please drop us a mesage!


*** Exciting news - It's here Ripon City Training Band ***

We are now running our training band on a Tuesday evening from 6:15pm to 7pm. It's going really well, everyone is making great progress, and we already have some booking in the diary for this year smiley

It's great to have such a wonderful bandroom to learn in. If you can read music, sing or play any instrument then why not pop by and take a look at what we can offer.

If you require any further information please contact the secretary on


Ripon City Band

Located in the North Yorkshire city of Ripon, we are proud to be a Championship Section Brass Band. There has been a brass band in Ripon for many years and the current band’s history can be traced back to 1860.  The band is fortunate to have its own band room just outside Ripon in the village of Melmerby which is currently being renovated for our use. 

Ripon City Band is a traditional brass band; we enjoy playing hymns and marches but we are also comfortable playing overtures and popular music. This versatility ensures that we can perform at all kinds of different events and in any venue. We are equally at home under a bandstand or on a village green, inside a hotel or under canvas. We organise our own fundraising concerts but we are always happy to provide music for any event, however large or small, with a small ensemble or the full band, taking centre stage or providing the background music.


Contact us 

Keith Graham - Chairman

Linda Graham - Secretary

Paulette Morton - Contest Secretary




Renovation of The Old Chapel, Melmerby

   We are extremely grateful to our project supporters who are helping us along the way. 

                 Ripon Scrap Fund     The Ripon Girls' Club                                     

Latest News

2024 Public Engagements

'Click heading' to see our confirmed public engagements for 2024

more to follow

For further information on any event please drop us a message. 


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Engagements 2023

Fountains Abbey - Good Friday Service - 7th April
Harrogate Flower Show - Saturday 22nd April
Harrogate Flower Show - Sunday 23rd April
The George and Dragon Melmerby - Proms - 6th May - CANCELLED 
Ripon Cathedral - HM King Charles III Coronation - 7th May
The Salvation Army Citadel, Scarborough - Celebration of life concert - 13th May
Ripon Racecourse - 21st May 
Ripon Cathedral - Charity Concert - 3rd June
Ripon Holy Trinity - Charity Concert - 30th June
Melmerby M-Fest - 1st July 
Durham Miners Weekend - 7th and 8th July 
Wath Street Fair - Training Band - 15th July
Ripon Races - 22nd July
St Wilfrids Parade - 29th July
Spa Gardens Bandstand - 30th July 
York Races - 24th and 25th August 
Wetherby Bandstand - 3rd September 
Fountains Abbey - 3rd and 10th December 
Melmerby Festive Festival - 9th December


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Our New Home! 

The Old Chapel, Wobeck Lane, Melmerby, HG4 5EZ