Swinton & District Excelsior Band is based in Swinton, a small village near Malton in North Yorkshire.
The band was formed in 1936 by a group of ex-bandsmen living in Swinton who wished to resume their musical activities. The first engagements for the band were during the Christmas period, raising funds for instruments and music.
The band has progressed throughout the seventy plus years of existence and now numbers about 30 playing members in the main band with a learners band of 20 or so whom we hope will carry on the growth and improvement of the band.
Members range in age from Primary School pupils to some in their 70’s and 80’s.
While many of our young players leave the band when they leave school and go on to university, many go on to play in other bands all over the country or even overseas.
We practice Mon and Wed 7.30pm til 9.00pm and learners Fri 6.30 - 8.30pm
Filey has lovely gardens behind the promenade with a bandstand where you can enjoy brass band concerts on Sunday afternoons throughout the summer season.
If the weather is bad any concerts will be re-located to St. John's Church on West Avenue.
Whilst every effort goes into ensuring this gig listing is accurate and up to date, always check with the venue before you travel.