Hammonds Saltaire Band

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The Hammonds Saltaire Band, formerly also known as YBS Band, Yorkshire Building Society Band, and Hammonds Sauce Works Band is one of the best brass bands originating from Yorkshire.


The name of the band has often changed as sponsorship changed. The band was formed in 1855 under the name of Saltaire Band. In 1946 the band was named Hammonds Sauce Band.[1] In the early nineties Yorkshire Building Society started sponsoring the band and the name changed into Yorkshire Building Society Band. In 2004, however, the sponsorship ended and the band changed its name to YBS Band.[2] There was a growing mood to change the name, and therefore the name was changed in January 2009 into "Hammonds Saltaire Band".


Many prizes have been won by the band including:

  • European Brass Band Championships. Winner in 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004

Partial discography[edit]

Year Album Conductor
1995 Elton John in Brass Nicholas J. Childs
1995 That's a Plenty Nicholas J. Childs & Manfred Obrecht
1996 Introduction David King
1996 Essays for Brass Volume 1 David King
1997 Cry of the Celts David King
1998 Essays for Brass Volume 2 David King
1999 Vitae Lux David King
2001 Essays for Brass Volume 3 David King
2001 Voice of the Tenor Horn (Sheona White) David King
2002 Windows of the World David King
2002 Hymn of the Highlands David King
2003 Bourgeois in Brass David King
2003 Simple Gifts David King
2004 Music of the Spheres David King
2005 Alpha & Omega David King
2005 Festive Impressions
2011 The Big Picture David King
2011 Dawn of a New Age Morgan Griffiths
2012 The Sorcerer's Apprentice Morgan Griffiths
2013 Pursuing Horizons Morgan Griffiths


  1. ^ ""Hammonds Saltaire Band History 1932-1946"". Archived from the original on 2011-03-13. Retrieved 2010-10-12.
  2. ^ "Hammonds Saltaire Band History 1993-2008" Archived 2011-03-13 at the Wayback Machine

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