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Tuba mirum...

May 03, 2021
Reverend Canon Hilary Barber sounds the tuba amid the magnificent architecture of Halifax Minster...


Elland gain extra Canon fire power

April 27, 2021
The Reverend Canon Hilary Barber has become the Yorkshire band's President and potential new tuba star...

Elland sIVER

About blooming time...

March 03, 2021
Spring is in the air and the beautiful crocuses could well herald a resurgence in activity once again for brass bands over the next few months...

Elland Silver

On the blank stones of the landing...

February 11, 2021
Photographer Lorne Campbell and Sam Harrison of Elland Silver Band mark the anniversary of the death of the great American poet Sylvia Plath


Virtual festive reprise from Elland

December 21, 2020
You can enjoy a Cracker of a great festive concert from the Elland Silver Band organisation.


On-line Oscars at Elland

May 21, 2020
Not even the Coronavirus pandemic can stop the Elland Band from dressing to impress at their annual awards night.


Report & Results: 2019 Elland Silver 30th Anniversary Slow Melody & Quartet & Duet Contest

June 25, 2019
There was a wonderful display of musical talent on show in Elland on the weekend


Elland Solo & Quartet Contest still open for entries

June 05, 2019
The popular Elland Solo & Quartet Contest still has a few places to fill...


Oscar winners enjoy Blackpool experience with Elland

May 24, 2019
Elland Silver Band held its own Oscar ceremony in Blackpool recently.


Elland to host Yorkshire preview

February 21, 2019
If you want to hear each of the Area test-pieces ahead of the Yorkshire Area then now is your chance...


Elland to mark solo anniversary with revamp

January 23, 2019
The 30th Elland Silver Band Slow Melody contest will get a revamp as it continues to inspire brass and percussion players to enjoy themselves...


Elland strengthen backroom team

September 02, 2018
Elland Silver Band has ensured that it has a great deal of backroom support to keep building on its success.


Report & Results: 2018 Elland Silver Band Slow Melody, Duet & Quartet

July 08, 2018
There was plenty of fine music making on show at Elland's annual event — led by some talented youngsters.

David Trevor Shutt

New President at Elland

May 31, 2018
David Trevor Shutt — Baron Shutt of Greetland, OBE, PC has become the new President of the Elland Silver Band organisation.


Every little helps for Elland

February 05, 2018
Elland Silver Band gains a bagful of cash from Tesco's community grant scheme.


Elland to host free workshop with help from Cory stars

December 06, 2017
A grant from the Norman Jones Fund has enabled Elland Silver Band to run a free workshop day with a little bit of help from the stars of Cory Band.


Elland get a great grant HIT

December 01, 2017
Elland Silver Band will be able to inspire more youngsters about percussion thanks to a grant award form Calderdale Council.


More spirited success for Elland Silver

October 04, 2017
Prior to their recent Bolsover Festival of Brass success, Elland Silver Band picked up yet another award for their brilliant community arts work.


Elland invest in youth for top man role

July 25, 2017
17 year old Ben Jarvis becomes the new principal cornet of Yorkshire top flight Band Elland Silver.

Sam Harrison

Harrison to take on new Elland roles

July 12, 2017
The highly respected Sam Harrison steps down as principal cornet of Elland Silver to concentrate on new roles within the organisation.

Elland Silver

Elland open the right Oscar envelops to mark success

March 28, 2017
Elland Silver Band enjoyed a smashing night out in a local Greek restaurant to present their annual Oscar awards.

Elland Silver

Elland set for memorable 2017

January 02, 2017
Elland Silver Band is eager to find out what 2017 has in store as they make their top flight debut at Yorkshire Area.

Martin Hindle

Death of Martin Hindle

July 10, 2016
4BR has been informed of the death of the respected Yorkshire bandsman Martin Hindle.


Report & Result: 2016 Elland Slow Melody. Duet & Quartet

May 11, 2016
Plenty of great playing on show at Elland — from learners to veterans in all shapes and guises...


Elland Oscars

March 24, 2016
The Elland Band has been presenting their very own Oscars.

Dennis Chalk

New trust fund set up to support young Wiltshire brass musicians

May 13 • A trust fund in memory of Dennis Chalk BEM will help young brass players for years to come in South Wiltshire.

Music brain

Why Mindfulness Matters for Brass Musicians...

May 13 • The latest BBE Webinar this evening will explore the benefits for everyone of mindfulness...

Alan Fernie

Fernie reflects on sense of banding optimism in Scotland

May 12 • Composer Alan Fernie has written five small ensemble works to enable bands to enjoy their forthcoming return to rehearsals...


Chetham's invite for Brass Ensemble Academy

May 12 • Young players can enjoy the opportunity of developing their playing with the help of a day long course at Chetham's School of Music

Contest: 168th British Open

Saturday 11 September • Symphony Hall, Broad Street, Birmingham. B1 2EA

Contest: Lower Section National Finals

Saturday 18 September • The Centaur, Cheltenham Race Course, Prestbury, Cheltenham GL40 4SH

Contest: Lower Section National Finals

Sunday 19 September • The Centaur, Cheltenham Racecourse, Prestbury, Cheltenham, GL40 4SH

Contest: National Brass Band Championship of Great Britain

Saturday 2 October • Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 2AP

Contest: Youth Brass in Concert

Saturday 20 November • St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR

Essex Police Band

May 11 • Percussionist required. Preferably with experience playing in Brass Band, Wind Band or Orchestra. We do not contest but play to a good standard and play a variety of contempory and historical music.

Essex Police Band

May 11 • Musical Director required. We are a friendly band, based in Chelmsford Essex with a core of competent players and perform at a variety of events across Essex and in surrounding areas. We rehearse every Wednesday evening at Police HQ Chelmsford

St Dennis Band

May 10 • The St Dennis Band - Cornwall (Championship Section/Grand Shield) invites expressions of interest for the position of PRINCIPAL CORNET. Based in Mid Cornwall and just 5 minutes off the A30, the band rehearses every Monday and Thursday at 19:45.

David Barringer

Conductor and Adjudicator


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