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Our Musical Director

Worsbrough Brass Band are excited to finally announce that Dr Alex Parker has been appointed as our new MD after a rigorous audition process. The band have had an enormously successful 10 years under the guidance of John Hopkinson leading to the bands current position at the top of the Yorkshire 2nd section. Whilst the band are sad to see John move on to pastures new, we wish him the absolute best in his future endeavours with his variety of other musical interests.

Dr Parker is better known in the banding world as “Parky” from his work with Brass for Africa, UniBrass and is currently Partnership Development Officer at Brass Bands England. 

Parky will be helping the band prepare for 2019’s Yorkshire regionals with the aim of being promoted into the 1st section, as well as preparing the bands usual summer concert programme and working with the band on a few exciting new projects.

The first concert the band will perform with Parky at the helm will be on Thursday 14th June at St Andrews Church, 57 Market St, Hoyland, Barnsley S74 0ET. There will be a light concert programme with a mixture of modern, traditional, classical and Film music; perfect for a relaxed summer evening! The concert begins at 7.30pm with tickets available on the door for £6.  

“I’m really looking forward to working with Worsbrough. It’s an exciting time for the band as they seek to improve upon a really solid foundation whilst retaining a friendly atmosphere. I’m looking forward to getting out there and performing with such a talented and enthusiastic group!” - Alex Parker


Worsbrough is a band with great aspirations and a great atmosphere. Rehearsals are Thursdays, 7.30-9.30pm and Sundays, 6.30 - 8.30pm at the bands picturesque band room in the grounds of Worsbrough Mill S70 5NL. All are welcome to come to join this ambitious band with particular vacancies for Sop, Cornet(positions negotiable), Trombone, Baritone, and Bass so please get in touch with band secretary Lauren Burns on worsbroughbrass.sec@gmail.com.