Sun 12 Sep 2021
Covid restrictions stopped all brass banding in its tracks early in 2020. During the restrictions the band kept in touch with regular zoom quizzes, online events and by creating our two Lockdown Video Performances, but we are pleased to say that we have been back in the band room rehearsing (with social distancing) for the last couple of months and are looking forward to getting out there and playing for the public once again.
Look through our Concerts page to see where and when you will be able to hear the band perform again.
Hope to see you all soon!
Thu 01 Oct 2020
Silk Brass and Musikkapelle Lermoos have a long and valued friendship.
We are each regular visitors to Macclesfield and Lermoos alike.
In these challenging times, we felt it would be a fabulous opportunity to showcase that, even though travel is not easy at the moment, we are still able to continue reinforcing those strong bonds between our two bands and our two communities.
We hope you enjoy 'Mein Tirolerland'Open YouTube video
Tue 28 Apr 2020
With Covid-19 shutting down much of day-to-day life, the band has been hard at work creating an isolation recording from their own homes.
The players all recorded and filmed their own parts using iPhones, laptops... whatever they had to hand, and sent them to the band's video guru Stephen Bridgehouse (BBb Bass) and and audio specialist Adrian Horn (Bumper Up) to produce this great recording of 'Hey Baby'
Enjoy!Open YouTube video
Tue 02 Apr 2019
On 9th March, the band took part in a joint concert with the Macclesfield Youth Brass Band, organized by the Rotary Club.
The concert took place in our favourite venue of St Michael’s Church in Macclesfield in front of a capacity crowd.
The first half featured a medley from Silk Brass followed by MYBB running their programme for the upcoming National Youth Brass Band Championships. “Repton Fantasy” is a piece inspired by the writing of the great children’s author Roald Dahl (Dahl was a pupil at Repton School in the 1930s).
The bands came together for a second half of big band music which really seemed to go down well with the audience and featured Silk’s Andy Durber on Bass Trombone playing “Minnie the Moocher” and Ella Banks (of Silk and MYBB) playing “Cry me a River”.
The concert was a great advert for both bands and we hope to be able to repeat the concert next year.
Sun 29 Oct 2017
Silk Brass took part in the Rochdale NWBBA Contest on 29th October.
Performing Peter Graham’s ‘The Essence Of Time’, the band and Musical Director Tony Wyatt were pleased with their performance.
In a strong field of bands, we were delighted to be awarded 3rd Prize in the 1st Section making all the hard work in the run up to the contest worth it.
A good day out, and a good practice in the run up to the Regional Contest at Blackpool in February.
Sat 10 Jun 2017
On Friday the band took part in the annual Whit Friday March Contest competing around the Tameside area.
The band managed to play Shipley Douglas' "Mephistopheles" at all 12 venues, and out of the 6 venues that had a 1st Section prize the band was awarded 3 Highest Placed 1st Section band prizes (Hurst Cross, Stalybridge Labour, & Stalybridge Celtic) and a 2nd Highest Placed 1st Section prize at Droylsden.
Out of the 45 bands that played in 6 or more contests around the Tameside area, Silk Brass was given an overall ranking of 9th place.
Many thanks to all the players and supporters for a superb night out.
Please watch the YouTube video below of the band performing "Mephistopheles" at the Carrbrook Contest last night.Open YouTube video