Knottingley Silver Band at the Finals of the national brass band championships of Great Britain, Sept 2014
Knottingley Silver Band are a high quality local West Yorkshire brass band led by their MD, Kevin Belcher. The band currently competes in the 1st Section and has a healthy engagements list.
The band's expertise lies in its entertainment ability that regularly delights audiences wherever it performs with its challenging and diverse musical programmes. The band has a very large repertoire at its disposal, and can therefore tailor a perfect programme of music to any occasion.
The band has a long history of contesting. In 2014, the band reached the National Finals, after coming 2nd in the Yorkshire Second Section contest. In 2010, following a win of the Yorkshire Second Section contest, the band also competed in the National Finals and achieved 4th place. The following year (2011) the band were promoted into the First Section and achieved 5th place. A full history of the band's contesting results dated back to 1905 can be found here.
Knottingley Silver Band originated around 1860 and has always been a band that loyally serves Knottingley as a town and community. The history of the band has been chronicled here many thanks to Terry Spencer.
Knottingley Silver Prize Band winning a large and slightly smaller trophy back in the day