Hawes Silver Band seeks new players

Hawes Silver Band play on Bainbridge village green. Photo: Betsy Everett.

Hawes Silver Band, which has been making music in the Dales for 150 years, is looking to find new players.

The band is encouraging brass band players of all levels of competence to get in touch.

Conductor Stan Roocroft said: “We make sure that playing at Hawes is a pleasure for everyone concerned and no-one is put under pressure.

“We play a wide variety of enjoyable music and I would like to encourage anyone who has played in the past and would like to come back to brass banding to give it a try with us.

“And we are happy too to talk to anyone thinking of taking up a brass instrument. We have a stock of instruments to lend and can help a beginner get going. ”

The band practices in the Market House, Hawes, each Sunday evening from 7.30pm and has a programme of events through the summer and up to Christmas.

For more information , ring Stan Roocroft on 01969 667342.