Crofton Silver Band
Crofton Silver Band
Welcome to the Crofton Silver Band Website
Crofton Village is located just outside of Wakefield, West Yorkshire. Like many of the villages and towns throughout Wakefield Crofton is a former mining community that has long links to the brass band tradition. Although the mining industry has been decimated in the region along with several local brass bands, Crofton Silver Band survived and continues to thrive, entertaining hundreds of people each year. For a more detailed information about the bands formation through to the current day please check out our history pages.
The band rehearse at the Church of the Resurection in Fitzwilliam on monday and thursday evenings, details of the times and a map to the rehearsal venue can be found in the about us pages, the junior band rehearse on wednesday evenings at the same venue. If you are interested in joining either of the bands, please check the vacancy page or contact the band secretary.Crofton Silver Band are conducted by Kevin Belcher and currently compete in the Second Section in the brass band championships.
The band were promoted to the second section in January 2012 after a string of good results at the Yorkshire Regional Championships. in March 2009 the band finished runners up at Bradford and went on to be awarded seventh place in the third section National Championships in September, there is a comprehensive list of contest results in the about us section.
The band have a very active diary of events throughout the year - concerts, contests, marches and socials. To keep up to date with any upcoming events either bookmark our events page or subscribe to the RSS Feed to be updated as to when new events are to take place. If you would like to book the band or a smaller ensemble, to play at your event please contact the band.
Thanks for visting the site if you have any comments or feedback about the site or just want to say hello, please leave a message on the guestbook or via the contacts page. If you have your own website or would like to publicise a banding, music or Crofton related website please feel free to add your link for consideration to be included on the links page.
Kevin Belcher to leave Crofton Silver Band
Kevin Belcher has announced his intention to step down from his position of Musical Director at Crofton Silver Band.