News Archive 2018

Remembrance Day, 11th November 2018, Commemoration of the Centenary of the 

Armistice ending World War I

The Band played for the Remembrance Day Service at St Andrew’s Church, Slaidburn and then led the procession to the War Memorial.  At 11am, 100 years ago, to the minute, after the Armistice came into effect, marking the end of World War I, the Act of Remembrance was carried out.  

Following the Last Post, the minute’s silence and Reveille, wreath laying took place accompanied by the Band playing Johan Heinrich Walch’s Funeral March No. 1.  This is the music played during the wreath laying at the Cenotaph, in London.  

The band first played at Slaidburn War Memorial in 1923, at its dedication.  There is a photograph of this event in the gallery. Click here to view.

This year it was Slaidburn Silver Band’s turn to perform the Last Night of the Proms concert on the bandstand at Clitheroe Castle Memorial Park.  The fine weather and bright sunshine attracted an audience of about 2000 people.  

The first half consisted of a varied selection of music, from a compilation of waltzes by Sir Arthur Sullivan, to Ed Sheeran’s song ‘Perfect’ and concluded with Jeff Wayne’s ‘Eve of the War’.

The second half of the concert included the traditional ‘Last Night’ favourites and concluded with a Dad’s Army tribute to the 50th anniversary of the television series, followed by ‘Auld Lang Syne’.   

The concert was attended by Mayors from surrounding areas and the retiring collection was for the benefit of the Clitheroe Mayor’s Welfare Fund, which this year is supporting Clitheroe Scouts.

4th August 2018

Last Night of the Proms

4th March 2018

Charity Concert in Clitheroe

The band gave an afternoon charity concert on Sunday 4th March 2018 at St Michael and St John’s Social Centre, Clitheroe. The concert was in support of band member Simon Pollard, who will be running the London Marathon on Sunday 22nd April 2018.

Simon is raising money for the charity “Plan International”, which he has supported for many years. Plan International is a development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. They are active in over 70 countries across the world, particularly in Africa and South America.

The concert consisted of a selection of music from stage and screen. There was a raffle and refreshments were provided at the interval. Donations were gratefully received. The event raised a total of £270.

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