Free Tickets For Wingates Brass Band Concert

Our dep conductor, Connor Gingell, plays with the Wingates Brass Band. They are playing a fundraising concert on 2nd November. Connor has very kindly secured free tickets for our those of our players who would like to go. Tickets for parents are £10. Further details can be seen here.

Remembrance Day 9th November 2014

UPDATE: We have had a problem with securing the necessary number of players for this event and have no choice other than to cancel. This decision was made with the deepest of regret.

News Update

Many thanks to Connor Gingell who stepped-in as conductor for today’s rehearsal. He did a great job and the band played very well. We have decided not to have next Wednesday’s rehearsal but it will be business as usual next Saturday.

Following David’s resignation we have decided to cancel next Saturday’s planned joint concert with the Bennett Singers. We apologise for any inconvenience this causes but decided it was necessary to do this as it would not be possible to prepare in time. We do however look forward to collaborating with the Bennet Singers in the future.

Handbook For Parents

The Handbook for Parents has been added to the Documents page.

A Statement From The Committee

Following the resignation of David Houghton as Music Director the Committee of Chorley Silver Band has met to consider the current situation:-

1. A number of very serious allegations have been made against the Chair and having reviewed the communications we have found these have not been substantiated; and

2. Before the recent events David has resigned / threatened to resign on a number of occasions.

The position of Music Director will be advertised and we are seeking a dep to cover Saturday's rehearsal and we will keep you informed.


Following the resignation of Dave Houghton as Music Director there will be a meeting held at 19:30 on Wednesday 8th October at St Joseph’s Parish Centre.

Rehearsal Times

A reminder that band members should be set up and ready to play at the following times:

Senior Band:
Saturdays: 10.30am
Wednesdays: 7pm

Junior Band:
Saturdays: 10am

Chorley Live

The Band is participating again this year with a performance at St George’s Hall at 8pm on Saturday 4th October.

Wristbands are now available to buy at £5 each for adults (u12’s and players free). ALL monies raised goes to the band! Don’t delay!

New Premises

We will no longer be using The Scout Hut, Wright Street for rehearsals. Instead we will be using Anderton St Joesph’s RC Church:

28 Bolton Road, Adlington, PR6 9NA

If coming from Chorley, it’s 100m on the left after

Music Tour August 2015

We are still looking to organize a tour for the band and parents next summer although we are now proposing to go to the Conway Centre in Angelsey, instead of Belgium. Further details to follow.

Updated Calendar

We have changed the format of the Calendar page to make it easier to use.

AGM Agenda 12:15pm 10th May 2014

Welcome and Refreshments


Minutes of 2013 AGM

Chairs Report

Musical Directors Report

Approval of Accounts

Nomination and Election of Management Committee

Any Other Business

UPDATED: Thank you to everyone who attended. The draft minutes and accounts are now available on the Documents page.

Spring Concert 2014

Our Spring Concert will take place on 28th March at St Laurence’s Church in Chorley (opposite the Town Hall). We commence at 7:15pam and admission (which includes refreshments) is Adults £4, OAPs and Children £2. Under-5’s are free.

The programme includes a number of new and surprising pieces. We look forward to welcoming family, friends and supporters.

UPDATED: Thanks to everyone who participated and attended for making this such a successful event.

Music Books For Sale

Sue Hudson has the following books for sale:-

1. A Tune A Day For Trumpet Or Cornet - brand new £4;

2. Skilful Solos - 20 Progressive Pieces - £8;

3. Time Pieces For Trumpet - £4;

4. First Book Of Trumpet Solos- £7;

5. Easy Jazzy Tunes - £7; and

6. Trumpet Basics - £5.

2014 Engagements

We have started to add the 2014 engagements to the Calendar page. A number (which are marked) are still to be confirmed and there will be updates (which will also show the timings) added over the next couple of months.

Youth Brass Band Entertainment Championship Of Great Britain 2014.

The Championship will take place in Blackpool this year on 9 February 2014 at the Winter Gardens. Full details can be seen here.

Whilst we are not competing this year we want to wish the contestants good luck.