Due to precautions being taken surrounding the COVID-19 global pandemic, the 2020 Brass Band Summer School will take place online, from the comfort of your own home!
In 2021 (8-14 August), we plan to return to Harrogate Ladies’ College; an independent school located in the North Yorkshire spa town of Harrogate, England. Historically in the West Riding of Yorkshire, the town is a tourist destination and its visitor attractions include its spa waters and RHS Harlow Carr gardens. Only thirteen miles (21km) away from the town centre is the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
Harrogate grew out of two smaller settlements, High Harrogate and Low Harrogate, in the 17th century. Since 2013, polls have consistently voted the town as "the happiest place to live" in Britain. The town became known as 'The English Spa' in the Georgian era, after its waters were discovered in the 16th century. Harrogate railway station and Harrogate bus station in the town centre provide transport connections. Leeds Bradford International Airport is 10 miles (16km) southwest of Harrogate. The main roads through the town are the A61, connecting Harrogate to Leeds and Ripon, and the A59, connecting the town to York and Skipton. Harrogate is also connected to Wetherby and the A1(M), by the A661.