Blog

A Fabulous Whit Friday

After what was a nervous start to the Whit Friday Band Contests, brought on by the late arrival of the all important coach, Boarshurst Silver managed to stick by their guns and bag a few prizes with their sterling performances of John R. Carr’s Bramwyn. Competing against numerous other bands they raced around the villages

Read More

All about that bass.

Boarshurst Silver Band are pleased to announce the signing of Keith Hope on Bb Bass. With a wealth of musical experience (not just brass) Keith is a welcome addition to both the band and the bass section. Keith started banding quite late in life after initially taking up the Bass Guitar, which he has played

Read More

165th Anniversary event a great success!

Well, after many months of planning, preparation, phone calls and discussions the Boarshurst Silver Band 165th Anniversary/Reunion was a great success. Compéred by the tongue in cheek Gilbert Symes (he should’ve been a comic), the Junior and Beginners band opened the show and performed brilliantly! The Silver band then began the first half of a

Read More

3rd Section North West Area Champions!

The band returned to Greenfield as 3rd Section North West Area Champions this weekend after what was deemed an “atmospheric” performance full of “high class playing from the solo and ensemble lines” – 4barsrest After an early start to the day, the band did exactly as the MD James Garlick asked, and pulled the goods

Read More

Sian Brogden joins the ranks

It is with pleasure that we announce the latest addition to our band, with news that cornet player, Sian Brogden, has joined the bands ranks. Although still only the tender age of 14, Sian already has a wealth of experience under her belt, starting her playing career with Dobcross in both the training and youth

Read More

All about that brass!

Nothing ventured, nothing gained they say. Well, the band have recently embarked on a new venture… Electrobrass! Led by the Musical Director, James Garlick, and fronted by one of their very own, Georgina Hulme – the band are pushing the boundaries of brass banding by putting on a very modern show! Georgina (flugel player in

Read More