The Silver Band is famous in the Valley, playing at Castleton Garland, Wakes and
Wells festivals and many Christmas carol services. There is a growing Training Band
- the largest in the area. People of all ages (8 - 80 with their own front teeth)
who want to learn an instrument can join us; we provide a loan instrument and lessons
to get them started. After a lesson or two they then join in playing a range of pieces
with the band - Handel, Happy Birthday, Abba, Robbie Williams.
In 2017, 7 new members joined (2 adults, 1 teenager and 4 children). There are now
over 25 members, many in their first year of playing.
REQUEST FOR HELP
Any brass instruments that can be loaned or donated to the band will be greatly appreciated
and will be insured by the band. Spare mouthpieces are always useful. Musicians
who can read basic music are most welcome to become a ‘pointer’ on a rota to help
new musicians keep up with the music when playing with the band.
Anyone wanting to help or join the band can call or email John Whitfield. People
who can play the basics can join straightaway; new starters will join a waiting list
so that they can be taught the basics in groups