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After months of preparation, it is finally here and available.

The CD is now on sale at all the Otley Brass Concerts and by contacting us through the website.

At a very reasonable £10, you get over an hours of music with some stunning art work and even better playing.

The tracks include, Praise, The Worth Valley Railway, Playmates, The Rose, My Favourite Things, Singin' in the rain, Royal Parade, Eye of the Tiger, Jurassic Park, Punchinellie, THe Firefly, I Wish I Knew how it would feel to be free, Sousa & Co, Deep Harmony, The Grand Old Duke of York, On Ilkley Moor and On Ilkla Moor Baht'at.

Joining Otley Brass Band on the CD is Wharfe Brass who recorded three excellent tracks at their first ever recording session.

Also joining the band is Sally's Army, a local ladies choir who raise their heavenly voices, accompanied by Otley Brass, with all nine verses of "On Ilkla Moor Baht'at". You can even join in by getting the words here.

So, without anymore delay, contact us to purchase your copy.

On Ilkley Moor.

Why this title and not others?

In the end for me the CD recording represents a moment in the bands history and it is nice if the CD triggers those happy memories and can only be linked with our bands. Chevin Chase works so well for me as it is very 'Otley' being named after the hill and also it instantly brings back the excitement of our first musical commission, of Malcolm playing it the first time, Mo coming up with an amazing front cover and the CDs arriving.  We cant ever have that moment again but what will 2011-12 always mean to the band?

I think that in a few years time as soon as they pick up a CD named 'on Ilkely Moor' they will instantly remember perching on the Cow and Calf in all weathers and playing the tune to numerous cameras and microphones.  For Wharfe Brass in 50 years they will remember their first massive concert at the Kings Hall, playing to a sell out crowd all to the backdrop of our local anthem. 

The title captures a special moment in Otley Bands history and in all our playing careers and that is why I think it goes so well for our CD.

((Extract from the ramblings of our Chairman))