Rode Hall Silver Band win at Wychavon Festival of Brass 2017

At 7:30am on the 28th October 2017, after weeks of rehearsals the band set of for Wychavon Festival of Brass in Evesham, Worcester. The band were returning to Wychavon to try and better the runners-up position achieved in 2016, and we are delighted to announce that we did just that. The band celebrated becoming Overall Winners of the 4th Section, Winners of the Entertainment Prize and Winners of the Best Percussion Section.

Our winning programme was:

  1. Prismatic Light - Alan Fernie
  2. Under the Boardwalk - Young & Resnick arr. Philip Harper
  3. Libertango - Astor Piazzolla arr. Leigh Baker
  4. Lisa Lan - Dan Price
  5. Caravan - Duke Ellington / Juan Tizol arr. Steve Sykes

The band would like to thank our MD Nigel Butler for all the hard work with the band to bring us to winning ways and we hope that we can continue this good form into the 2018 Regional Championships.

MD Nigel Butler and David Chapman receiving the 2017 Winners certificate, The Fleece Inn Trophy and conductors plate from Wychavon FoB Treasurer



Our winning percussion section- Matthew Brett, Bryony Baird and Katharine Slater


Wychavon Festival of Brass 4th Section Winners - Rode Hall Silver Band

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The passing of Graham Tilley

It is with deep regret that Rode Hall Silver Band announce the passing of our longest serving member Graham Tilley today. Graham has been a very valued member of the Rode Hall Silver Band for over 60 years and he will be sorely missed by all his friends at the band. Our sincerest condolences to his wife Claudette and his loving family.

Rode Hall Silver Band is now a Registered Charity

The band committee is very excited to announce that we have been awarded charitable status in recognition of the part it plays in supporting community activities in South Congleton and North Staffordshire. This is the culmination of months of work by the committee ensuring that all requirements of gaining charitable status would be met. In our 180th Anniversary year, this opens an exciting new chapter for the band during which we aim to increase our fundraising activities in our drive to promote education in, and appreciation of brass band music amongst people of all ages. Our registered charity number is 1171502.

Rode Hall Silver Band runners-up at Wychavon Festival of Brass

The band travelled to Wychavon Festival of Brass on Saturday 29th October 2016 to compete in the 4th Section of the annual entertainments contest. The event was held at the De Montfort School in Evesham and the contest was adjudicated by Sarah Groarke-Booth. The musical programme was based around the band colours of blue, black and gold and went as follows:

  • Brooklyn - Youngblood Brass Band - Arr. Dave Collins
  • Don't it make my brown eye's blue - Richard Leigh - Arr. Darrol Barry
  • March Goldcrest - James Anderson
  • Sunrise over Blue Ridge - Dan Price
  • Paint it, Black - Mick Jagger and Keith Richards - Arr. Leigh Baker


The band are proud to announce that they achieved 2nd place in the contest, receiving The Lumsden Cup and £200 prize money. MD Nigel Butler is now looking to build on this great result as we move into the regional contest season in the new year.