The Band


Knaresborough Silver Band 2014

Knaresborough Silver Band is a traditional Brass Band with a long history of providing entertaining music for all occasions and currently competing in the 4th Section. Formed in the first half of the 19th Century, they are one of only a few bands to have been in continuous existence since. They perform at a wide range of concerts, contests and events around the North of England each year, including the world famous Knaresborough Bed Race, Durham Miners' Gala and Ripon Brass Festival.

In recent years, the band has gained fame on TV screens as part of the 'PlusNet Band' in their series of popular adverts as well as performing during the BBC Olympic Torch coverage, 'Tour de Brass festival', and the FEVA festival.

In March 2016 the band earned a second consecutive invitation to the National Brass Band Championships by finishing as close runners-up at the 2016 Northern Championships. This followed hot on the heels of their win at the same event 12 months earlier. The band will travel to Cheltenham this September to once again undertake their quest for the National title!

Their thriving membership of over 30 players includes several families, spans many generations and ranges in abilities from less experiences to veterans of the banding world. The Band rehearses each Tuesday between 7.30pm and 9.30pm at COGS Knaresborough. If you are interested in joining, you are very welcome to come to a rehearsal to play or to listen.