Rode Hall Silver Band are looking forward to joining forces with Biddulph Male Voice Choir on the 9th December to present a Christmas Celebration Concert at Kidsgrove Town Hall. Tickets are available for £10 from the Victoria Tap Room, Kidsgrove, or from Congleton Tourist Information Office, or by emailing email@example.com.
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:
Prismatic Light - Alan Fernie
Under the Boardwalk - Young & Resnick arr. Philip Harper
Libertango - Astor Piazzolla arr. Leigh Baker
Lisa Lan - Dan Price
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.
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.
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.
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.