Welcome

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Welcome to Stockport Silver Band’s website.

We’re a fun non contesting band,  who enjoy performing at a good mix of community events/festivals and concerts throughout the year.

For anyone who would like to come and join us for a toot, you can find us Tuesday evenings 8-10pm at:

Kimberley Street Day Centre

Kimberley Street,

Shaw Heath,

Stockport

SK3 8EB

New members always welcomed – please get in touch to find out more.

Please click here for directions.

New Home – Kimberley Street Day Centre

After a 7 month stint at the George Lane United Reformed Church in Bredbury we are delighted to announce that we will be moving into our new home, Kimberley Street Day Centre, Shaw Heath on Tuesday!

We have really appreciated the kindness of everyone at George Lane United Reformed Church providing us with a great temporary rehearsal space while we could take our time to find a more suitable venue. We also must thank Claire Byrom for all the hard work and effort she put in last year finding us the venue.

For anyone who would like to come and join us for a toot and see our newhome, you can find us Tuesday evenings 8-10pm at Kimberley Street Day Centre, KimberleySt, Shaw Heath, Stockport, SK3 8EB.

Please click here for directions.

 

Fantastic weekend of banding

Jim Conducting at St Cuthberts Church Cheadle
Cheadle Victorian Christmas Markets

Fantastic weekend of banding for Stockport Silver! Wrapping up warm for the Cheadle Victorian Christmas Markets! A jolly Christmas Concert at St Cuthberts, with thanks to Jim for stepping in to the helm at the last minute and our fabulous Deps (thank you to Vicky, Gordon, Jennifer, Debbie, David, Tony, Ivan and Andrew!) & finishing with our annual trip to Beachwood. Definitely in the full throws of the festivities!
Come down to the Elizabethan in Heaton Moor on 15th for more carols from 2:30pm!
Thank you Barry & Dawn for the photos!

Moving Into Our New Home :)

Well after a long search, we’re finally going to be getting the majority our equipment moved in to our new home at George Lane United Reformed Church in Bredbury tonight!

We’ve a little more lifting and shifting to do but we’re very much looking forward to getting settled in and being able to call somewhere ‘home’ again after being made homeless earlier in the year.

The band have pulled together brilliantly though and put on some cracking performances over the summer even through all the disruption – still managing to make each and every one of our regular events. A huge thanks to all members for the extra effort you’ve put in!

For anyone who would like to come and join us for a toot and see our new home, you can find us Tuesday evenings 8-10 pm in the backroom of the Sunday School to the rear of the main church, United Reformed Church, 41 George Lane, Bredbury, Stockport SK6 1AT (entrance to the bandroom through the little gate!…). Come and say hello and perhaps join us for a game of pool/table football in the break!

Vacancies

We are currently  seeking players for the following positions but any players wishing to come down to a Tuesday rehearsal and meet us are welcomed.

  • Cornets vacancies on front and back rows
  • Bass Trombone
  • Eb and Bb Bass
  • Tuned percussion

If you are interested in coming down please contact the Band Secretary

A Welcome Announcement

The band would also like to announce some more welcome news by confirming their interim musical director Dr Alexander Parker will be remaining as a permanent musical director to take the band to this year’s Whit Friday contests, the summer programme and into the future.

 

Stockport Silver Band Made Homeless by Landlords

It is with sadness that Stockport Silver band announce they are to be made homeless from their band room under the iconic Stockport arches.

The band, who for a number of years have been resident in Whitfield House have been given only 1 months’ notice to leave by landlords, the Social Centre for the Elderly and Disabled of Stockport (SCEDS), themselves a non-registered charity.

The band believe that pressure to evict the band may have been placed on SCEDS from another user of the centre, All Aboard Nursery, who have appeared unwilling to accommodate the band within plans for the expansion of their activities.

Stockport Silver is a 4th section brass band that have been supporting the community in Stockport for nearly 150 years beginning as the Stockport Yeomanry Band. The band are currently gearing up and fundraising for a year of celebration in 2020 to commemorate the bands 150th birthday including a new CD and a reunion concert.

The band has recently gone through a resurgence as it returned to contesting in 2016 to help with growing both membership and musical standards. Throughout the year the band performs a number of concerts supporting local charities as well as local events like Stockport Pride, Bramhall Duck Race and Poynton Show. The band also competes annually at the Whit Friday marches where they secured three best 4th section prizes.

Stockport Silver Band have very kindly been offered temporary rehearsal space at St. Cuthbert’s Church in Cheadle however this can only last until August so the band are still desperately seeking a new, permanent home.
The band currently rehearse on Tuesday night’s and are always keen to hear from anyone who might be able help find a rehearsal room with storage.

If you would like to get in touch with the band to help find a new home please email secretary@stockportsilver.co.ukor call the band secretary Phil Mumford on 07504705064.