Band launches Rams' Amber anthem

Band launches Rams' Amber anthem

DEWSBURY RAMS have joined forces with a local brass band to record an official club song. 

The Rams are now the first club in British rugby league to have their own, bespoke, recorded ‘anthem’ to be played at the ground on match days.

The song, entitled ‘The Amber Ribbon’, is an adapted version of the soundtrack from the film, ‘She Wore a Yellow Ribbon’, which has been popularised in recent years as a terrace chant at the Tetley’s Stadium.

An original version, written and recorded especially for the Rams by Gawthorpe Brass ’85, was recorded in the Royal Suite at the stadium and will be played for the first time at Sunday’s derby clash with Batley Bulldogs.

Initially the song will be played at first team home matches only, but there are plans to use it at other club events and through other media.

The Rams also hope to invite Gawthorpe Brass ’85 back to the stadium for a match during the upcoming Super 8s competition to perform the song live.

Dewsbury Rams media volunteer Tom Coates said: “Having a song that is synonymous with the club can help to enhance the match-day experience for supporters, and that was one of the main drivers behind this project.

“Many football teams, and some rugby league teams, have traditional anthems, but very few have a version recorded by a band based less than half a mile from the stadium.

“The song has been sung by supporters for a number of years now, and it belongs to them, so we are extremely grateful to Gawthorpe Brass ’85 for helping us to further entrench it as part of the club’s culture.

“The band has played at Rams matches on numerous occasions and we are extremely lucky to have such a talented and dedicated group of musicians on our doorstep.

“Together we have created a small piece of history and hopefully something that will eventually become part of the fabric of the club.”

Band conductor John Edward said: “Gawthorpe Brass ’85 is the closest band to the Tetley’s Stadium and some of our players and committee members are supporters of the team.

“The band already has a close association with the club, having played there at Christmas and at games this year.

“We always enjoy the atmosphere at the ground and it was great to be a part of a community project when we recorded ‘The Amber Ribbon’.”

Gawthorpe Brass ’85 is a thriving local organisation that provides brass lessons, group activities and performing opportunities for young brass players.

Their youth band and senior bands give regular concerts throughout the year.

To hear the song visit https://soundcloud.com/dewsburyrams/the-amber-ribbon.

 

THE LYRICS:



She wore! She wore! She wore an Amber Ribbon

She wore it for her lover and he played for Dewsbury!

And if you ask her why she wore that ribbon

She wore it for her lover and he played for Dewsbury!

Dewsbury! Dewsbury!

She wore it for her lover and he played for Dewsbury!

Dewsbury! Dewsbury!

She wore it for her lover and he played for Dewsbury!

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