Posts from 2017

13th December 2017
The Final Performance of 2017

The Final Performance of 2017

The shoppers of Tesco in Hornsea will be blessed with the presence of DSB to help them with their Christmas Shopping. We will be playing carols from

10:30 till 14:30 and we hope not to repeat any of them!

We hope to have a fantastic turnout from the band, and a really great sound. Then we can spend time with our families over the Christmas Period!

Our first rehearsal back will be on Friday 5th January at the Bell Hotel in Driffield.

We hope everybody has a fantastic festive period, and continues to support us in 2018!

6th December 2017
Drifield Silver Band Awards 2017
Driffield Band Awards 2017
At our annual Christmas Concert, this year on the 3rd December, we presented the three main awards for the band. The recipients were as follows;

Fred Robson award for most improved player (U-18) went to Katie McDonagh
Norman Blades award for the most improved player (O-18) went to Malcolm Kellett
Tony Wilson award for Outstanding Contribution to DSB in 2017 went to Simon Miller

These awards were all intensely competitive, with a number of outstanding people in the running for each one. Everybody should be rightly proud of their achievements this year. Congratulations to those who won, and to those who were nearly there!

6th October 2017
Guest Conductor/Returning player
Tonight it was official that DSB had a returning player, welcome back to Simon Ainge on Euphonium its great to have you back.
Also we had a Guest Conductor take tonight’s rehearsal Mr Jack Capstaff whom at present is MD for South Yorkshire Police Band. He is a well respected
gentleman in the banding industry. The band played well & learn’t a lot. We look forward to seeing Jack again soon. A Big Thank You to Jack

25th July 2017
Whats coming up for DSB
We will soon be starting our Autumn performance season, kicking off with Filey Bandstand on Sunday 3rd September. Then followed by the fantastic
Last Night of the Proms event at the stunning Burton Constable Hall, under the Baton of the Great Graham Walker. Tickets are on sale now, and there will not be any available at the door so please hurry and get your tickets. Saturday 21st October Bell Hotel’s Charity Event, Friday 10th November British Legion Remembrance Service and not forgetting the DSB Christmas Concert Sunday 3rd December. Just  a few concerts to look forward to

3rd July 2017
Driffield Navigation 250th Anniversary Gala
On Sunday afternoon 2nd July, we were invited to play at the 250th Anniversary Gala for Driffield Navigation Group. The weather was beautiful, a little windy at times.  For today’s concert we had a very special Guest Conductor Mr Graham Walker. There was a good selection of Music – Gladiator, Lord of the Rings, Capitol of the Wolds, Keep Smiling Through, Breezin Down Broadway, Queen’s Park Melody and to finish of Hootenanny, that was just a few. We would like to say a big thank you to Graham for helping us and look forward to our next meeting with him at Driffield Show. Also we must not forget about the Deps that helped us as well. Thank you, to you all

19th June 2017
New Baritone Player
At our rehearsal on Friday, we had a new Baritone Player in the shape of Luke McLaughlin, he will be playing 2nd Baritone along the side of Malcolm and Jess. Luke also plays with the East Riding Youth Brass Band.
So welcome Luke from all at DSB

5th June 2017
Vacancy – 1st Horn/2nd Trombone/Euphonium/Percussionist
Driffield Silver Band(established 1837) seeks urgently a 1st Tenor Horn, 2nd Trombone, Euphonium player and Percussionist. We are a very friendly, non-contesting community band – where rehearsals & concerts are fun. We have a very wide musical repertoire and rehearse on Friday evenings 19:30 – 21:30Hrs at The Bell Hotel, Driffield, YO25 6AN.
For more information-
Please contact Mike Clark, Band Secretary, or 01377 252291

15th May 2017
DSB’s next Concert
Come and join Driffield Silver Band at the Memorial Gardens in Hornsea on Sunday 4th June starting at 2pm. If its bad weather the concert will be held in the Church.

5th April 2017
Driffield Silver Band(established 1837) seeks urgently a Percussionist. We are a very friendly, non-contesting community band – where rehearsals & concerts are fun. We have a very wide musical repertoire and rehearse on Friday evenings 19:30 – 21:30Hrs at The Bell Hotel, Driffield, YO25 6AN.
For more information-
Please contact Mike Clark, Band Secretary, or 01377 252291

7th March 2017
DSB Forthcoming Concerts
Sunday 9th April – Bob Dales Concert – Old Town Hall, Bell Hotel Driffield
Sunday 21st May – Rogation – Newbald Lodge Farm 
Sunday 4th June – Memorial Gardens Hornsea
Sunday 2nd July – Canal Gala- 250th Anniversary – Driffield
Sunday 9th July – **ERYBB** Summer Concert -Performing Arts (Driffield School)
Sunday 16th July – Giant Community Day – Market Weighton
Wednesday 19th July – Driffield Show – Show Ground  All Day
Sunday 3rd September – Crescent Gardens – Filey
Friday 8th September – Last Night of the Proms – Burton Constable
Friday 10th November – Armistice Service – Bell Hotel, Driffield
Sunday 3rd December – Christmas Concert – Old Town Hall, Bell Hotel Driffield
Monday 11th December – Bridlington Lions Concert – Bridlington Spa
Saturday 16th December – Tesco – Hornsea

8th January 2017
Band update!!
For those of you that don’t know, it is incredibly common in the Brass Band world for bands to be continually evolving, with players joining & leaving due to a variety of reasons. We at DSB have been fortunate enough to have had a really good period of stability for a number of years & have been over subscribed in many areas of the band. That stability & over subscription has proved invaluable to us over recent months as unfortunately we’ve said goodbye to our Musical Director of 10 years & 5 of our playing members.

The members who have recently decide to leave DSB are; Andy Grace (MD), John Ledger (EEb Bass), James McFadyen (Soprano Cornet), David Hook (Percussion), Richard Cook (1st Baritone) Janella Calvert (Principal Cornet). Every one of these players have been integral to our success over recent years & We cannot thank them enough for their dedication & commitment to the band, they have been brilliant, they are also missed by all of us very much. DSB prides itself on its family ethos & hope that they have all enjoyed their time with us. They will always be part of the DSB family, we’d love to see them all again & they are more than welcome to pop in for a visit whenever they can. Many thanks again to all of you.
Like I said earlier, bands continually evolve, so to that end we have some new appointments to tell you about!!
We are really pleased that Heather Curnow has agreed to become our new MD. Heather is one of the many success stories of the band, she started playing with the East Riding Youth Brass Band, moved up to DSB on trombone & worked her way through the ranks to occupy the Solo Trombone chair until she went to York University to Study Music. Its great to welcome you back Heather, we hope you enjoy your time with us, can you beat our previous MD Andy’s tenure of 10 years???
We are also incredibly pleased to welcome Joe (Soprano Cornet) & Rebecca Thompson (Tenor Horn) back to the band. Both Joe & Rebecca have been members of DSB in recent years & we were delighted to be invited to play at their wedding in 2015. Its great to have you both with us again & we look forward to many more happy banding years with you.

7th January 2017
First Rehearsal of 2017 was a good un!!
A cracking start to 2017!! With an almost full attendance at rehearsal last night, we had a really productive evening which included spreadsheets & an excessive use of the word DYNAMICS!! It was great to see everyone back refreshed after the festive period, looking forward to another fantastic year @ DSB!!

4th January 2017
Bookings for 2017
We have now had a number of enquiries about performances in 2017, so our calendar is filling fast. If you have an event you would like us to perform at, please utilise the General Enquiries section of the website. In there is a document which gives you all the key requirements for each of our performances.The sooner you contact us, the more likely we are of being available to play…

4th January 2017
Happy New Year!!
Driffield Silver Band would like to wish all our friends & supporters a very Happy New Year & we hope you’ve all had fantastic festive period!! As always the New Year brings new challenges!! The New DSB Website Administrators are still getting used some of the finer background workings of the web page. Apologies for any inconvenience & we hope to update you with all things DSB very soon!!