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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!

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.

Stockport Silver Band – Vacancies – including MD Vacancy

Stockport Silver Band are a Sociable, friendly, Non-contesting band (with the exception of Whit Friday) with players of different abilities and are looking for the following positions

Musical Director Vacancy

We require an MD to take the band on a Tuesday rehearsal and any engagements the band may have over the course of the year. If you are interested and would like further information please contact Sarah via email: secretary@stockportsilver.co.uk


Player Vacancies

Due to players leaving for contesting bands we have the following player vacancies.

  • Principal Cornet
  • Cornets – (position depending on experience)
  • Trombones
  • Eb & Bb Bass

The Bands main rehearsal is on Tuesday and a small ensemble (open to all players) on a Thursday 8–10pm at Whitfield House, Stockport, SK3 0AD
New members are always welcome and whilst we enjoy performing to a high standard, we accept players of all levels and abilities.
For more info please Email Sarah on secretary@stockportsilver.co.uk

Stockport Fund

Stockport Silver band are pleased to announce that their recent bid to the Stockport Fund has been successful! 

The band are looking forward to putting the funds to good use and are currently discussing options to ensure that the much needed funds offer the best return for the band and wider community as a whole. 

Thanks go to Forever Manchester (http://forevermanchester.com/ @4EVERManchester) and Stockport MBC (http://www.stockport.gov.uk/ @StockportMBC) for their support with our application.

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New rehearsal venue

Stockport Silver Band are excited to announce their move to a new rehearsal venue at Whitfield House, Stockport (SK3 0AD) from Tuesday, 1st October 2013. Whilst we are sad to leave St. Matthews Church in Edgeley and are incredibly appreciative of their great support over many years, we are hoping our new venue will help attract new members and allow the band much needed room to support our continued growth. We are thankful to the Social Centre for the Elderly and Disabled of Stockport for offering us this opportunity and are very much looking forward to our new home!
Rehearsal nights remain unchanged (Tuesday and Thursday evenings 8–10pm). Please come down and say hello!