News

An Anniversary Postponed

During this summer the band should have been giving its 25th Anniversary series of ‘Brass at the Bounty’ concerts, beginning on 28th May.  Unfortunately, Coronavirus and the ensuing restrictions have prevented this.  


Ribble Valley Music Makers visited the Hark to Bounty at Slaidburn on 26th June 2014, and make a film of one of the concerts.  It was published in 2017.  This is available to view on YouTube, and can be accessed by clicking here.

Just one cornetto, May 2020

Slaidburn’s principal cornet player, Barry Bleasdale, has been entertaining his neighbours to support the ‘Clap for Carers’, during the lockdown.  Videos of his performances can be viewed by clicking on the links below.


Link 1,  Link 2,  Link 3.

9th and 30th April 2020

Quartet Entertains

Four members of Slaidburn Silver Band, who live close to one another, gave impromptu public performances in support of Clap for Carers, to say Thank You to the NHS and all critical and key workers, on behalf of the band.  These were performed after the 8pm ‘Clap’.  The performances can be seen by clicking here and here.

20th March 2020

Donation to Band

Local company, Dunbia, have kindly given a donation of £200 to the band from their charity fund.  This is good news for the band, during this difficult and trying time for everyone.  Many thanks to Dunbia.  The picture shows conductor John Cowking receiving the donation from Charlotte Hall, Dunbia’s charity co-ordinator.

17th March 2020

Coronavirus Strikes

As a result of Government advice, regarding group activities, band rehearsals have been cancelled with immediate effect until further notice.  It is expected that forthcoming engagements will also be affected.  Please visit the Engagements page for up to date details.

January 2020

Sad News

The band is sad to announce the death of Audrey Barrett, a retired member of the band, who died on the 28th January 2020.


Audrey played tenor horn for several years and had retired from the band due to declining health. She was a dedicated member and will be sadly missed.

On Sunday 15th March 2020 the band gave a charity concert at St Michael and St John’s Parish Centre in Clitheroe.  Despite concerns about the current Coronavirus situation, the concert was well attended.  The band performed a variety of musical items with connections from around the world.


Profits from the concert were in aid of ‘Mary’s Meals’, a charity providing children with one good meal a day in places of learning in developing countries.


As spring is a quiet time for the band the members made a decision to provide a free concert to support a locally supported charity.  Conductor, John Cowking, invited applications for next years charitable concert.

15th March 2020

Spring Charity Concert

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