In 1969 a band was reformed in the village by Mr. Ken Robinson. They occupied the original band room at the rear of William Street. The band was named the North Skelton and District Silver Band to reflect the fact that players were drawn from the surrounding areas.


The Band grew in strength, progressing quickly through the sections winning many competitions locally and nationally to become a top section band. The Band had a thriving junior band under the leadership of Nigel Barnes. It's purpose was to provide players of suitable quality for the senior band.


The junior band became a success in its' own right and in 1983 became known as North Skelton Concert Band. In it's early years the band competed in local music festivals. Because of this success it was decided to form a competition band and the band was registered with the British Brass Band Registry in the Fourth Section. The Band became Fourth section Champion Band of Great Britain in 1975.

In 1988 Nigel Barnes conducted the band in the Northern Area Contest the band came 3rd. The following year Nigel Barnes to the band a stage further and in 1989 the concert band won the North of England fourth section contest. As a small village North Skelton now boasted two successful competing Brass Bands. 1989 came to a close with the band winning the Tyne and Wear contest - 4th section.

 In 1990 the Concert Band separated from North Skelton band and became known as Langbaurgh Brass, by this time North Skelton Band had changed it's name to reflect sponsorship by the British Steel Corporation.

Nigel Barnes continued to conduct the band and 1990 starter with success at the Durham League Contest where the band won section D. The following year, 1991, Nigel Barnes took led the band to another win at the North of England Area contest, this time in the third section. The band went on to represent the North of England Area at the National Finals.

1992 saw Langbaurgh brass competing in the second section. This time at the North of England  Area contest they came 4th. This time they were led by conductor John Roberts. Later this year the role of the conductor was taken over by Tim Oldroyd. Tim took the band to the  Yorkshire and Humberside Contest (1st section) where the band came 3rd.

In 1993 the role of conductor was taken up by Terry Hopper. During the year Langbaurgh Brass came 3rd at the Durham League (Section C),  and 3rd at the North of England Area Contest.

1994 the band came 3rd at the North of England(2nd section), 2nd at the Yorkshire and Humberside Contests (First Section - under  the baton of John Woodward) and 2nd at the Hartlepool Brass Band contest (second section - under the baton of Terry Hopper).

Tim Oldroyd returned to become the resident conductor of the band in 1997, and went on to lead the band through several fruitful years. In 1998 won the Yorkshire and Humberside Contest (second section). In 1999 the band won the North of England Area contest (3rd section), going on to come 4th in the National finals.


*much of the contest information in this article has been obtained from