We’re proud to call ourselves one of Sheffield’s premier brass bands.
In 2010 we became Yorkshire Third Section Champions and represented the Yorkshire Area at the National Finals. That was followed in 2011 with a Third place at the Area Contest, winning promotion to the Second Section. 2012, being our first year in the Second Section saw us placed Seventh. In 2013 the band came third at the Area placing the band equal second in the Second Section. In 2015, the Band won the Yorkshire Area Second Section and followed it in 2016 with the top spot in the First Section. The back to back wins meant we were competing in probably the hardest section in the country – the Yorkshire Area Championship Section. Despite the band’s best ever performance in the Championship Section, the performance wasn’t good enough to secure a place for the following year, so relegation back down to the First Section is on the cards. We’re not taking it lying down though and have our sights clearly set on consolidating our position in the second tier of banding and launching another assault on the top section! If you’re intrigued by this story, you may be interested in our latest CD. If this has whetted your appetite for the Band’s history, read on!
The summer is behind us
Now the summer concert season is behind us, and with our new MD at the helm, we’re looking forward to the Christmas period (did I really just mention the ‘C’ word?) then it’s back in to contest preparation mode with a vengeance. Now the Nationals are out of the way and all the rumours have been put to bed about the First Section test piece we all know it’s Brass Metamorphosis by James Curnow and it should be a fun piece to work on!
Before Christmas though comes our Autumn Concert at the Newton Hall in Chapeltown on 20th October. It’s Sam’s first concert at the helm and we’d be delighted to see you all there. As usual, this is a themed concert and this year the theme is… no, we’re not going to give the game away – you’ll just have to get yourself down to the Newton Hall for yourself and find out!!
Our band is available for a wide range of public or private functions. Festivals, galas, bandstands and weddings are just a few examples of the type of engagement we have taken on. We offer full band or ensemble performances with a musical programme tailored specifically for your own event. Should you be considering a brass band performance at your forthcoming event, please feel free to contact us without obligation.
Wanting to play?
We rehearse twice weekly at 8pm until 10pm on Fridays and at 7pm until 9pm on Sundays. Our rehearsal room is St Saviours Church Hall, Mortomley Lane, High Green, Sheffield, S35 3HS (full directions on our contacts page). We offer a friendly welcome to anyone who wants to come along and join in at practices, whatever level they may be playing at. If you are looking for somewhere to just have a blow one evening or looking for a regular seat in a band you will be made more than welcome at Chapeltown Silver Prize Band; please do come along.