The inaugural Eskdale Festival Band Competition was held in 2015 and adjudicated by Stanley Roocroft. The competition was well represented, attracting entries from Harrogate, Selby and of course Whitby. The standard was high from all the competitors, giving the adjudicator some difficult decisions to make. Above all, the competitors and audience all contributed to what was a celebration of large instrumental ensemble music making.
Every year since, we’ve held the band day as a wonderful celebration of music making in the bigger ensembles.
Congratulations to all the bands who competed in to 2020 festival. Unfortunately we cannot hold a 2021 band day due to the Corona Virus restrictions. We do however, look forward to welcoming you all back in 2022.