Nidderdale was once home to many brass and silver bands and Summerbridge and Dacre Silver Band is proud to be the last remaining band in the dale, able to trace its roots back to 1902.
We have strong community links and derive great satisfaction performing at events and concerts throughout the year around the dale, as well as playing for special occasions such as weddings. Under the baton of our Musical Director, Charles Hindmarsh, we can put together a tailored concert programme to suit a variety of musical tastes or provide musical entertainment for an existing event such as a village show.
New and returning brass players are warmly welcomed and we can help develop your musical skills in a enjoyable environment. There is great camaraderie among the players, with friendship and social activities helping to create a happy band, whether rehearsing or performing in public.
Free tuition is available via our training group which meets before the main band practice each week. This is open to children and adults and our aim is to teach you to read music and play a brass instrument so that you can join the band as soon as possible and start to enjoy making music.