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Bosley Concert Raises £2000

Sun 16 Aug 2015

Many thanks to the fabulous audience at last night's concert by Silk Brass for the Bosley Disaster Appeal. So many people came along, they were literally overflowing out of the marquee, but thankfully the weather stayed rain free!

The band played a number of classic band arrangements including the famous 'Floral Dance' and dedicated their performance of 'Myfanwy' to those affected by the Bosley Wood Mill Fire. Finishing with a rousing rendition of 'You'll Never Walk Alone' with the audience singing along, the band received a standing ovation.

The concert raised around £2000 for the Bosley Disaster Appeal. If you wish to know more about the Appeal and events being held to raise funds then please visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Help-Bosley/432931250228472

Bosley Wood Mill Fire, Fundraising Concert

Sat 01 Aug 2015

Saturday 15th August 7.30pm

The Queen’s Arms Pub, Bosley, Macclesfield

Following the recent fire at the Wood treatment mill in Bosley, Silk Brass are pleased to confirm that they will present a fundraising concert to support the Bosley Fire Disaster fund.

The concert will take place in a marquee at the Queen’s Pub, Bosley at 7.30pm on Saturday, August 15th.

Tickets are £7.50 and can be obtained from Macclesfield Tourist Information and Macclesfield Library or from Silk Brass Chairman, Rob Smith on 07946 604340

Under 16s free

Bar and raffle on the night.

All proceeds to the Bosley Fire Disaster Fund

New Look Website Goes Live

Mon 20 Jul 2015

We are pleased to announce that the new Silk Brass website is now live.

We aim to keep you up-to-date with the band's musical adventures by regularly updating the website with news items and information about forthcoming concerts, and with the website's 'responsive' design, whatever device you are accessing it on - smartphone, tablet or PC - then the information you need should be easy to find.

It is also easy to share information from the site with your friends on social media sites by using the small square Facebook, Twitter, Googleplus and LinkedIn buttons just beneath each article, news item or concert.

Of course, you can still follow the band on Facebook and Twitter as well as watch our YouTube channel. Simply use the round Facebook, Twitter and YouTube buttons at either the very top of the page or in the Contact Us section at the bottom of each page to go straight to our social media profiles.

Enjoy!

Guest soloists for Brass on the Grass

Mon 13 Jul 2015

Silk Brass were proud to be the headline act at this year's 'Brass on the Grass' at Congleton Park.

The large audience, who were enjoying the warm sunshine as well the many music acts, were enthusiastic with their applause for the band's varied programme, with music from Shostakovich to Sousa to Barry Manilow!

The band were delighted to be joined by guest soloists Glyn Williams (Euphonium) and Helen Williams (Flugel) and Glyn's performance of the traditional euphonium solo 'My Grandfather's Clock' can be seen by following the Youtube link below.

Other ensembles that featured throughout the day were Rode Hall Silver Band, Can’t Sing Choir, U3A Ukulele Group and Salt City Jazz Men.

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Tony Wyatt appointed as new Musical Director

Tue 10 Jun 2014

After a very high standard of auditions we're very pleased to welcome to the band our new Musical Director Tony Wyatt.

Tony brings with him a wealth of experience both as a player and as an MD. He has been a brass player for many years- starting at the age of 7 and joining the National Youth Brass Band at 11 , and later the Cheshire Youth Brass Band.

More recently Tony has played for the Fairey Band, held the position of MD at Whaley Bridge Band and has had a relationship of more than 30 years with the VBS Poynton band, at times on Principal Cornet and as MD.

Tony joins Silk Brass to build on the band's successful year last year, continuing our work to gain promotion back to the 1st section, support links with local youth bands and deliver high quality and entertaining concerts around the region.

Whit Friday winners

Thu 04 Jun 2015

The band had a very enjoyable and successful night at the Whit Friday contests last week!

After a slow start due to major traffic hold-ups, we managed to compete at 9 of the 11 venues in Tameside securing the following prizes on the way:

Audenshaw (Aldwinians Rugby) - 1st Prize (Second Section)
Carrbrook - 1st Prize (Second Section)
Dukinfield (Tame Valley Hotel) - 1st Prize (Second Section)
Stalybridge Celtic - 1st Prize (Second Section)
Droylsdon (The Bush Inn) - 2nd Prize (Second Section)

After all the contests had collated their results we were given the overall rank of 10th in the Tameside area - an excellent result taking quite a few scalps from some 'big name' bands!

You can watch one of our prize winning performances by using the Youtube button below.

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