Huddersfield-based Conroy Brook Developments has renewed its sponsorship of Hepworth Band for another year.

The housebuilder, based in Brockholes, has renewed its sponsorship of Hepworth Band for 2020. The money will go towards the general running of the brass band, as well as helping towards the expansion and refurbishment of its rehearsal facility in Jackson Bridge, near Holmfirth.

Earlier this month Hepworth Band reached the finals of the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain for only the second time in its history. The finals will take place at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Saturday 10 October.

Richard Conroy, CEO at Conroy Brook Developments, said: “We are thrilled to be supporting Hepworth Band for another year. We have a long-standing connection with brass bands locally and are proud to continue our support of music making in the Holme Valley.”

Hepworth Band was formed in 1882, making it one of the oldest brass brands in the country. It is widely regarded as one of the most consistent performers on the contesting circuit.

John Green, chair of Hepworth Band, said: “We rely on generous donations from companies to preserve the tradition and musical excellence of the band which has been achieved and maintained over many years. We’d like to thank Conroy Brook for their continued support which is gratefully received.”

Hepworth Band will represent Huddersfield and Yorkshire at the National Brass Band Championships in October alongside three other Yorkshire qualifiers, including the world-famous Black Dyke, Brighouse & Rastrick and Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band.

Hepworth Band relies on donations from companies and grants for its continued existence. Since its inception over 130 years ago, it has also relied heavily on subscriptions raised from people in the community, and this tradition continues today.