Shaftesbury Town Silver Band
The Band Hall, Bleke Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 8QA
Registered Charity 272454
We are Shaftesbury Town Silver Band, thank you for visiting our website.
We are a local Town Silver Band with over 100 years history. Please see our History page for Shaftesbury Town Silver Band from the beginning.
We are fortunate to have our own Band Hall located off the Ivy Cross Roundabout and rehearse once a week on Thursday evenings from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Please feel free to come and join us or pop in to listen.
If you would like to see the Band, please follow the Diary Link to see our next engagement, we'd love to see you there.
Shaftesbury Town Silver Band - September 2016
For the second year in a row, Mrs Brenda White who was out-walking with the Band was ushered towards the Town Hall to collect the award!
The Band were amazed and thrilled to have won the Best Musically Talented Band award as we hadn't entered with the ambition to win, just to partake. The award rounded off a second very poigniont Shaftesbury Carnival.
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There was then a swift walk to the far side of the cattle market ready to start the carnival.
On the Carnival parade route the Band had already agreed to stop outside the Town Hall where a Hip Hip Hooray cheer was led with the head dress removal protocol in honour of Mr Fanner.
Shaftesbury Town Silver Band have won the Best Musically Talented Band award at Shaftesbury Carnival for the second year in a row!
Shaftesbury Town Silver Band agreed to partake in the Carnival Band Parade for 2016. This was in the main as a sign of respect for former Solo Trombone Player Mr John Fanner (shown here to the left) who suddenly passed in May.
We set off at 6.12pm on the Saturday evening from Budgens and paraded to the Town Hall where the band were skilfully dismissed and fell out into standard Band formation. Mr Steve Hawkes presided over then band where we then played The Cossack and Lil' Darlin before falling back in to parade formation starting to play and then Marching off to All That Jazz. The music selected were all Johns favourites.