News Archive 2016

Lancashire Life magazine put together a feature article on Slaidburn village for their October 2016 issue.


In the article there is a paragraph about the band and it's eponymous signature tune. There is also a photograph of some of the members of the band, taken in Slaidburn, in front of the War Memorial.


The magazine went on sale in early October and should be available until the end of the month.

5th October 2016

In Lancashire Life Magazine

On Saturday evening 6th August Slaidburn Silver Band gave its biennial ‘Last Night of the Proms’ concert on the bandstand in the Clitheroe Castle Park.

There was a varied programme from composers Sir Arthur Sullivan to Sam Smith’s ‘Writing on the Wall’. The band’s opening piece was their eponymous march ‘Slaidburn’, by William Rimmer. The first half of the concert was concluded with a selection from Abba.


The second half included some of the well-known and much loved ‘Last Night’ classics, including Sir Henry Wood’s Fantasia on British Sea Songs, Sir Edward Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance March No 1, Sir Charles Hubert Parry’s Jerusalem and Auld Lang Syne. The concert concluded with an encore of the band’s rendition of the pop classic ‘YMCA’.


The band was ably assisted by Anne-Marie Brewer who performed a variety of songs, which included a selection from the popular musical My Fair Lady and leading the communal singing.


The performance was attended by a large audience on a warm summer evening. Guests included the Mayor of the Ribble Valley, Joyce Holgate MBE and Clitheroe Town Mayor, Councillor Mark French who gave a short address including thanks to all contributors. 

9th August 2016

Last Night of the Proms

12th June 2016

Queen’s 90th Birthday

On Saturday 11th June 2016, the band had a busy day playing at two events to celebrate Her Majesty's Official 90th Birthday.


In the afternoon they entertained the villagers of Waddington at a Family Fun Day on the Playing Fields. Unfortunately the weather was not ideal and although the band were kept dry under a marquee, some of the audience were not so lucky. The programme contained a variety of music to appeal to most tastes.


In the evening the band performed a concert at West Bradford Village Hall. This was held indoors, as once again, the weather was not suitable for an outdoor event. This programme contained a variety of light music, but the latter part focused more on a 'Last Night of the Proms' theme.

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