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
Once home to three bandstands, one at the pier head, one in the Valley Gardens and one in Hazel Grove, all now lost, a long campaign was fought by local people, in particular the Saltburn 500 Club to bring a bandstand back to the town.
In July 1997 after years of fund raising and a National Lottery Grant for £63,500, the Bandstand,which was designed by Peter Fenton, a well known local architect, was opened.
The Bandstand also boasts decorative security screens made by local wrought ironsmith James Godbold who has a forge in the village of Egton, North Yorkshire. Every year free band concerts are held between May and September. Volunteers from the Saltburn 500 Club work hard to raise money to maintain the bandstand and organise the concerts with support from Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council and Saltburn, Marske and New Marske Parish Council.
Whilst every effort goes into ensuring this gig listing is accurate and up to date, always check with the venue before you travel.