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Events Concerts at Hollingwood

The Trust hosts concerts and performances at Hollingwood Hub. Where possible, tickets will be made available through our shop. We also have occasional Craft Fairs for local artisans to show and sell their wares. This is not open to traders. For more information, click here.

Woodhouse Prize Band

Friday, 15th May 2015, 7.30 p.m.

All tickets cost £5. Click here to buy online or ring 0114 245 1142.

Nona's Coffee Shop will be open from 7.00 p.m. Onsite parking.


Woodhouse Prize Band was formed in 1853. The Band was originally called Handsworth Woodhouse, but soon became Woodhouse Band when the two parishes split. The "Prize" was added after winning many contests. We even beat Black Dyke Mills, albeit in the late 1800s!

Shortly after the Band was formed, a family named Cook moved into the village. They immediately got involved in the Band and William Cook became Bandmaster. He was followed by four generations of Cooks each taking up the position.

Graham Cook had been conducting the Band since 1974. Finally, in 2010 he handed the baton over to our current Musical Director, David Morris. David's connections with the Band go back many years. Woodhouse was the first Brass Band he ever played with back in the 1980s.

We are very proud of being a village Band. We are totally self supporting and receive no sponsorship of any kind. The Band has a committee overseeing the day to day running.

In 2003 the Band celebrated their 150th Birthday. It was a year long celebration and certainly one to remember. To commemorate the occasion, Graham Cook wrote a book "Woodhouse Band - the first 150 years".  Copies are still available.