Shaftesbury Town Silver Band
The Band Hall, Bleke Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 8QA
Registered Charity 272454
We are Shaftesbury Town Silver Band, thank you for visiting our website.
We are a local Town Silver Band with over 100 years history. Please see our History page for Shaftesbury Town Silver band from the beginning.
We are fortunate to have our own Band Hall located off the Ivy Cross Roundabout and rehearse once a week on Thursday evenings from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Please feel free to come and join us or pop in to listen.
If you would like to see the Band, please follow the Diary Link to see our next engagement, we'd love to see you there.
Shaftesbury Town Silver Band have won the Best Musically Talented Band award at Shaftesbury Carnival!
Shaftesbury Town Silver Band agreed to partake in the Carnival Band Parade for 2015. This was in the main as a sign of respect for former Chariman Mr John Pike who suddenly passed in February and the late withdrawal of another Band.
We set off at 6.27pm on the Saturday evening from the CO-OP playing Death or Glory and paraded to the Town Hall where the band were skilfully dismissed and fell out into standard Band formation. We then played Thaxted (I Vow to Thee My Country), Thunderbirds and Deep Harmony before falling back in to parade formation and Marching off to Death or Glory.
There was then a swift walk to the far side of the cattle market ready to start the carnival.
On the Carnival parade route the Band had already agreed to stop outside the Town Hall where Blaze Away was played in honour of Mr John Pike and A Hip Hip Hooray cheer was led with head dress removal.
At this point Mrs Brenda White who was out-walking with the Band was ushered towards the Town Hall to collect the award!
The Band were amazed and thrilled to have won the Best Musically Talented Band award as we hadn't entered with the ambition to win, just to partake. The award rounded off a very poigniont carnival this year. Photos can be seen in our gallery. GO TO PHOTOS