Burtle Silver Band is a friendly and family oriented Brass Band where players of any age, background and experience join together to play music, have fun and serve the community.
Our members range from very experienced musicians, some of whom have been banding for 30-40 years, players who have achieved a competent level of playing and just enjoy playing, young students just beginning to take their first steps in banding and those who have seized the opportunity to fulfil an ambition and started to learn later in life.
We are a non-contesting band and as such are not restricted to the traditional 25 piece formation, so we actively encourage new members to join the band no matter what instrument they play.
The band membership fee is £30 per year for players, £10 for junior members (under 18). The membership fee covers instrument loan, uniform loan and music. This also a £10 subscription for social members, who wish to join us at social events. This is optional and mainly consists of former members or spouses of members.
As a subscription band, with no financial sponsors, we raise money by playing concerts. We achieve huge satisfaction from playing music that our audience can hum along to or that gets their toes tapping. This year our repertoire includes:
- Albion Treasures
- Sweet Caroline
- Wallace and Gromit
- Bohemian Rhapsody
- The Middy
- English Folk Songs
And many, many, many more......
The band practising in Burtle Village Hall