SSB’s Christmas Home Visit

SSB Home Visit

When two of our regular supporters couldn’t make the Christmas concerts this year due to ill health, what do we do? Take the band to their living room, that’s what!

A fabulous festive evening was had by all!

 

 

 

SSB ready to contest again!

Stockport Silver Band are pleased to announce our return to contesting after a 25 year break! The first contest that we hope to enter is the North West Regional Championships at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool on Sunday 28th February, 2016. We are currently enjoying practicing The Journal of Phileas Fogg by Peter Graham under the baton of Ian Colwell.

With the exception of Whit Friday, the last contests Stockport Silver Band entered was Pontins Southport and the Northwest Area in March 1991. The band was close to folding in 2004 when a call out was made to find new players. Stockport Silver has since gone from strength to strength and we now have 24 current members, some of whom previously contested with the band!

We are just missing a couple of positions to make up the full band for the contest, these are Cornet (position on playing standard), Bb Bass and Percussion. Please get in touch if you are interested in joining us on this adventure! (stockportsilver@gmail.com)

Stockport Silver Band rehearse every Tuesday evening from 8pm to 10pm at Whitfield House, (Viaduct Street, Stockport SK3 0AD) near Stockport bus station. For more information have a look around our website.

Cracking Quiz!

Thanks to all who attended our quiz night on Friday.

Everyone seemed to enjoy the fun-packed evening and we took just under £250 on the night which will help greatly towards the band’s Whit Friday outing.

Thanks to all who supported us and thanks again to quiz master Sam for hosting the evening.

As it was such a great success we’ll hopefully be hosting another quiz night soon so watch this space!

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Quiz Night

Stockport Silver Band are hosting a quiz night on Friday, April 24th 2015 at the band room to help raise funds for our upcoming Whit Friday outing, so put your thinking caps on and come and join in with the fun!

Festive Jollies

We’ve had a fun but busy Christmas this year and have thoroughly enjoyed helping to get everyone into the Christmas spirit!

Our jobs with the Almond Family Pub chain were well attended and received and we enjoyed some fantastic audience participation at St Mary’s Parish Church, Cheadle following another successful Victorian Christmas Market event. We joined in with the wonderful ‘Festival of Lights’ event at Beechwood Cancer Care, carolled with furry friends at Tatton Park, enjoyed a ‘Ding Dong’ at the Duke of York, Heaviley and all in all had a jolly good time throughout the festive period with our Christmas Eve carol event around the Christmas tree in Heald Green still to look forward to.

Our inaugural Christmas Concert at Whitfield House was particularly special for us and was a fantastic way for us to celebrate our first year at our new rehearsal venue and say thanks to band members and supporters for their involvement throughout 2014.

Whilst we’re thankful to all our members and supporters, there were a select few that were singled out for some ‘special’ awards on the night.
  • The ‘Wish You Were Here’ award for the most weeks spent abroad was presented to Russell Turner (or it would have been had he not been in Vietnam!)
  • The ‘Best Band Twit’ award for the funiest twitter picture was presented to Sarah Boyd
  • ‘The Morecombe and Wise’ award for creativity – all the right notes, but not necessarily in the right order was presented to Terry Partridge.
  • ‘The Rock’ award for reliability and steadfast support was presented to Phil Mumford.
  • The ‘Stick To It’ award for sticking with banding through thick and thin was presented to John Clark.
  • The ‘Style Icon’ award for the most fashion concious band member was presented to Matt Smith.
  • Best Supporting Role went to Jake Saxton.
  • Guest Conductor of the Year went to Linda Boyd.
  • Most Improved Player went to Jo Henshaw.
  • Bands Person of the Year went to Mark Drabble.

More photos from the event will be added to our gallery page as soon as possible – kind thanks go to Thomas Demol for taking time out from his busy schedule to take photographs on the night.

Merry Christmas and all the best for 2015 from all at Stockport Silver Band.