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Silk Shows 1st Section Credentials

Fri 11 Mar 2016

At the end of February, Silk Brass competed in the North West Regional Brass Band Championships at Blackpool's Winter Gardens. After last year's 4th place in the 2nd Section, the band was promoted and this year we competed in the 1st Section for the first time since 2013.

The band are pleased to say that our performance of Edward Gregson's "Essay" led the adjudicators to award us 8th place out of 14, putting us firmly in the middle to the 1st Section rankings proving that our promotion to the 1st Section was definitely deserved.

Look out for more contest results later in the year as we try to build and improve on this position and start aiming for prizes within this difficult section.

Silk Retains Bolsover Title

Mon 05 Oct 2015

Yesterday Silk Brass competed at the Bolsover Entertainment Contest. Facing stiff competition the band were playing to retain the title of 2nd Section Champions.

Our programme was as follows:

Another Openin', Another Show - arr. S. Roberts
Myfanwy - arr. A. Horn
Swingtime Relegion - B. Gott
You Are My Love - arr. W. Hargreaves
(Soprano Cornet Soloist - John Worth)
March from the Pines of Rome - arr. H. Snell

The adjudicator Simone Rebello was thrilled with the band's performance awarding the band 93 points, 3 points ahead of the second placed band. In her notes she said, "A classy, polished programme, beautifully presented in every sense of the word. Hugely enjoyable - Thank you."

This makes it a hat trick for the band at this contest. It is three years in row that Silk Brass has left Bolsover with a 1st Prize trophy.

Well done to all involved.

Ian 'Acer' Buckley

Fri 21 Aug 2015

Silk Brass Band are saddened to hear of the loss of former Solo Trombone player Ian 'Acer' Buckley.

Our deepest sympathies go to his wife Denise and all of his family.

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

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.