Message from James Owen (20/5/2015).
Just been given a fantastic “Farewell” card from that thar’ fella on 2nd sludge pump (Colin).
I must say, it was the nicest thing I have EVER received from a bander.
Jue and I have loved being part of the “Silsden Set” and we took the decision to leave very hard as this has to be one of the nicest bunch of folk we have ever played with, and between us we have done nearly 100 yrs worth of banding in all sections of banding.
Not looking forward to next Tuesday (our last) 😢 but …rest assured despite to distance we are travelling to, we will be more than happy to come and dep. 😀
Thank you again to all members of Silsden Band. 👍
And not forgetting that big bloke wi’t stick! Thank you very much for having us Andy. 😃
Parting comment from Pete Postlethwaite in Brassed Off…..
“It’s BAND Wot Matters” 😃
Good luck to you both form us all at Silsden Town Band 😃
Annual Awards Evening 2015
Silsden Town Band held there Annual Awards Dinner at Steeton Hall last evening the 10th March 2015 at 7pm. PHOTO’s
Congratulations from all Silsden Brass Band
goes to Matthew, Samuel and Margret
Silsden Town Band & Addingham Gala
Saturday 12th July 2014 from 1:30pm the band, the weather and the gala were set to make for an afternoon which couldn’t possibly be anything else but a great success.
Just have a look at these great pictures taken by Mr David Loud, friend of the band….
Silsden Town Band Annual Awards Evening 2014.
On Tuesday 11th Feb, Silsden Town Band held their Annual Awards Dinner at Herriot’s Hotel in Skipton.
As well as band members, family and friends, honoured guests representing the band’s sponsor Co-operative Funeral Care were Lora Waterhouse and Barbara Hetherington.
Prior to the dinner guests were entertained by the musical ensemble Saxuality.
Before the awards ceremony after dinner speaker and former band chairman Mr Michael Binns spoke of the experiences and memories relating to the world of brass banding and what these experiances meant to both himself and his wife Mary.
The award winners were as follows;
Supporter of the year was presented to David Loud;
The Harold Clough award for Long Service was awarded to Rosemary Wallbank;
Players Player of the year went to Stephen Haigh;
The Chairman’s Cup (selected by the current Chairperson – Claire Corp) for Young Player of the year went jointly to James Loud and Robin Severs.
Marie O’Horo received the Progress Shield;
The Player of the year selected by Andrew Dunn the Musical Director went jointly to Charles Doumani and Richard Gosling.
Sylvia Somers and Michael Binns were presented with gifts for the work they have done for the band. (See Photo Gallery for all the Pictures from the event)
The band would like to thank our Sponsors and Patrons for all there support during the 2013 season and look forward to seeing you all again in our forthcoming 2014 season.
The bands contribution to the day was a 2 hour play from 10 – 12 where we played a range of music from famous show pieces to well known marches and was greatly appreciated by both the spectators and general public as well as all the volunteers who were there to run the event and collect the donations.
A BIG thank you to all those who donated both there time and money for a great cause.
MONEY RAISED £186.
Howarth 1940’s Weekend
Silsden Town Brass Band were pleased to play for the 2nd year in succession at the ‘Howarth 1940’s weekend‘ on 18th May 2013.
Silsden Town Band would like to send a BIG thanks to all those who attended and supported such an amazing weekend event and we hope your support continues for the rest of Silsden Town Bands 2013 season
News of Mr Ian F Hutchinson’s Hospital Initiative.
Apart from playing to raise money for the Martin House Trust this Christmas time, the band also supported the local initiative started by Mr Ian F Hutchinson at Airedale Hospital. Mr Hutchinson and a dedicated team of medical colleagues, plus other practical people, have visited a hospital in India with a view to making a difference there. The team use their holiday entitlement, pay their own air fares and expenses and do whatever they can to support the medical staff there as they treat their patents. The band were pleased to be able to give a modest amount towards simple medical items that might be needed on the next visit this year.
AWARDS PRESENTATION RESULTS.
Supporter of the year (star trophy) Kate Corp
Player’s player – tie – Phil Corp and Chris Murray, 6 months each. Harold Clough award for dedication and long service – Corrie Sunderland. Young player of the year – Chairman’s Cup – Matthew Loud. Player of the year – Musical Director’s Award – Rob Bergman
Congratulations to all of the winners.