Elland Silver Band is an independent music charity, based in Elland, West Yorkshire. Established in 1850 it is one of the oldest brass bands in the region. In 1995 the band formed the Elland Silver Youth Brass Band, and now runs a very successful music education programme for children aged 7 upwards for brass and percussion instruments. The organisation runs a beginner brass band, beginner percussion ensemble, intermediate brass band, youth band, adult training ensemble and a senior band. Membership stands at around 150 people aged from 7 to 75 years, with around 120 members being aged 7 – 18 years.

In 2019 the Elland Silver Band will organise four events which will offer a series of masterclasses and workshops with visiting brass and percussion specialists. This will help advance the skills and knowledge of young musicians involved. Each tutor will provide a series of sectional workshops, lessons and mentorship to help the young musician’s progress. It is expected that over 100 participants (10-18) will benefit from the masterclasses.

Find out more: www.ellandsilverband.co.uk

All the sessions are fully funded by the Ronnie Scott’s Charitable Foundation and will be free-to-attend.