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Welcome to the home of
The Yorkshire Imperial Band


Established in 1936 as the Yorkshire Copper Works Company Band. The band soon set to work on becoming one of the finest bands in Yorkshire. In 1958 the band took on the name Yorkshire Imperial Band and has informally become know as Yorkshire Imps. In the band's history, we have won the National Championship Title of Great Britain in 1978 and  The British Open in 1970, 1971 and 1980.  In 2005 we became the first band to win a national title in both the Championship section and 1st section.

To find out where to see us next visit our events page.

Yorkshire Area 1st Section Champions 2024

The band recently claimed 1st place at the Yorkshire area championship. In addition to coming 1st in the competition, the band also received an invitation to represent Yorkshire in the National finals.
Our soprano cornet player, Rob Batty, won the best soprano cornet player prize.

The band was also humbled to win the Ann Thorpe Memorial Shield. Ann sadly passed away last year, and she was a beloved member of the band. In memory of her, the band organised a shield to be awarded to the winning band secretary. The band is truly proud to have won this award.


Booking The Yorkshire Imperial Band

The ‘Imps’ are highly sought after for concert appearances as part of national concert series and fundraising events at a more local level.


We are able to offer a wide range of program material to captivate your audiences. In recent years we have featured music from The Musicals, helped celebrate the Jubilee with patriotic classics and even put together a one off show - 007:The Music celebrating the best of James Bond.


We are happy to discuss your unique requirements and tailor a show to you. Just get in touch. Booking Yorkshire Imperial isn’t as expensive as you might think, although you get a professional service, we are all amateur musicians looking to keep this great historical band alive long in to the future.   

Newly Released: Simply Imps

Discover the musical marvel that awaits you with Yorkshire Imperial's latest release, 'Simply Imps.' This captivating CD takes you on a transcendent journey through a diverse range of genres, paying tribute to the band's esteemed members of the past while showcasing the extraordinary talents of our present soloists. Whether your heart yearns for the powerful rhythms of marches, the enchanting melodies of musicals, the timeless beauty of classics, or the infectious energy of jazz and popular hits, 'Simply Imps' has it all. Each track is meticulously arranged and passionately performed, leaving you spellbound and craving for more. Immerse yourself in the brilliance of 'Simply Imps' and experience the essence of musical excellence. Yorkshire Imperial – where tradition meets innovation, and where the spirit of music shines brightest.

1. Heroic March from Epic Symphony by Percy Fletcher

2. Festive Overture by Dimitri Shostakovich, arranged by Peter Kitson

3. Don’t Cry For Me Argentina by Andrew Lloyd Webber, arranged by Gordon Langford

4. Magh Seola, by Gerard Fahy, arranged Sandy Smith, Flugel Soloist Dawn Sellors

5. Feeling Good by Newley & Bricusse, arranged by Stefan Schwalgin, Trombone Soloist Richard Midgley

6. Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen, arranged by Christopher Bond

7. Napoli, by Hermann Belstedt, arranged Andrew Owenson, Cornet Soloist Alan Fowler

8. Gresford by Robert Saint, arranged Robert Collinson

9. Love of my Life, by Freddie Mercury, arranged Svein H Giske, Baritone Soloist, Darren Sunderland

10. When The Saints, Traditional, arranged Mark Freeh

11. The Rowan Tree, Scottish Air, Arranged Sandy Smith, Horn Soloist Christopher Newbery

12. Largo Al Factotum, by Rossini, arranged Stephen Roberts, Bass Trombone Soloist Jason Nowell

13. Alloway Tales, by Peter Graham

14. California Dreaming, by Phillips & Gilliam, arranged Adam Taylor

To get your copy email us at or visit our merchandise stand at one of our upcoming concerts.

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