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.

COVID19: We are taking our guidance from Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) which allows us to rehearse and perform provided social distancing is in place. The band, however, puts everyone's safety first and foremost, and therefore each event will be carefully planned, risk assessed, and only go ahead if we are 100% satisfied we have considered everything.   



We are looking for a couple of Cornet players to join our team ................. Drop us an email in the strictest confidence. 

We would also welcome some help in the Shed Building/Percussion Section - Fancy hitting something noisy? ............... Drop us an email.


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

July Public Engagements

2nd July - M-Fest Melmerby Village

8th July - West Cornforth Gala Concert

9th July - Durham Miners Gala

16th July - Ripon Races

30th July - Ripon St Wilfrids Parade

31st July - Ripon Spa Gardens Bandstand 


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Where to find us

Melmerby Village Hall - Tuesdays 7:30pm


Hugh Ripley Hall, Ripon - Fridays 7:30pm

We are very grateful to Ripon City Council for their support in providing this rehearsal venue.


Future Home - The Old Chapel, Melmerby 


Ripon Band Crest