Formed in 1981 as the Redcar Silverwood Band, we are the longest running wind band in the Middlesbrough and Teesside area. We are a community band made up of local musicians of varying backgrounds, ages and abilities who come from all areas of the Tees Valley and some a bit further afield. In the 1990’s the band made the move Away from rehearsing in the Redcar area, and to reflect this and the fact that our members came from the wider area the band name was changed to The Silverwood Band.
The band consists of woodwind, brass and percussion players, who come together to enjoy playing music. We rehearse once a week in Nunthorpe and play concerts across the Tees Valley region.
The band celebrated it’s 40th anniversary in 2021 and has grown to over 40 members. We have been lucky to secure the committment of Peter Elcoat as our Musical Director, and with new members requesting to join all the time we have members travelling from Redcar, Guisborough, Stockton, Darlington, Hartepool and County Durham to have fun making music. Our success is, in the main, down to our friendly welcoming atmosphere and the joint aim of all the members to produce and enjoy good music.
The band is available to book to play at events across Teesside and the North East, and has over the years supported many charities in their fund raising events. You can find out more about our fund raising activites on our history page.
If you are looking to join the band or want to make enquiries about booking the band to support your event, please go to the contact us page of the website.
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We are looking for players of grade 5 standard or above
We are currently looking to recruit players across all our brass sections to complement our very esatblished woodwind sections.