Formed in 1981 the Silverwood Band, is the longest running wind band in the Middlesbrough and Teesside area, we are a community band made up of local musicians of varying backgrounds, ages and abilities. The band consists of woodwind, brass and percussion players, who come together to enjoy playing music, we rehearse once a week in Nunthorpe and play concerts across the Tees Valley region.
The band has just celebrated it's 30th anniversary and is currently going from strength to strength with a new Musical Director Stuart Shields, and new members joining all the time travelling from Redcar, Guisborough, Stockton and Hartepool to have fun making music. It's success is, in the main, down to its friendly welcoming atmosphere and the joint aim of all the members to produce and enjoy good music.
The band is available to book to play at events across Teesside and the North East, and has over the years supported many charities in their fund raising events.
The band rehearses every Thursday night 7.30pm till 9.30pm at the Nunthorpe Institute, The Avenue, Nunthorpe, Middlesbrough TS7 0AG. Which is in the grounds of the Avenue Primary school. Please note access is from the Avenue not Cookgate
Fully restored to its Victorian splendour, Ropner Park is a real delight at any time of year. You can stroll by the lakeside or along tree-lined avenues and admire the beautiful floral displays. There’s a fabulous play area, tennis courts, bowls club and large grassed areas for games and picnics.
The splendid pavilion houses a café and toilets. The café is run by the Friends of Ropner Park, who also organise a programme of concerts on the bandstand and run other events in the park. The Friends have made a big contribution to the restoration and on-going success of the park, and they welcome new members.
The Ropner Park Cafe is managed by Friends of Ropner Park and is subject to opening times changing at short notice.
Park opening hours shown are for the warmer seasons: The park will close at 5pm between 21st October and 21st March Each year.
Whilst every effort goes into ensuring this gig listing is accurate and up to date, always check with the venue before you travel.