Pendeen Silver

History

Pendeen Silver Band is the most Westerly brass band in the United Kingdom and has been in existence since around 1892. They take pride in the fact that they are a true ‘village’ band, receiving from and giving constant support to the local community.

The band committed itself to contesting after a long absence in 2013 with the intention of building a strong and resilient band. In March 2018 the band achieved second place in the West of England Brass Band Championships and qualified for the National Finals for the second time in the bands history after a gap of 49 years. Additionally, the band was promoted to the third section for the first time.

Over the last five years the band has strived to improve and has worked with a number of leading musical directors including David Johnson, David Hamilton, Pascal Eicher and most recently Leonard Adams who is also leading the band at the National Finals.

The Band has also been keen to experience a range of activities. Despite the distance they have competed four times at the Whit Friday Marches since 2012. In 2016 they were award the prize as best Fourth Section band at Uppermill, and this year at a rather damp Lees the band were placed second in the Fourth Section.

In addition to contests the band plays a full and active part in the local community playing at Civic parades, services and local events. In particular they especially enjoy playing at beer festivals.


Principal Players

Soprano - Chris Hatch
Principal Cornet - Steve Garner
Flugel Horn - Nikki Jenkin
Solo Horn - Elizabeth Bawden
Euphonium - Debbie Campbell
Solo Trombone - Anton Barnes
Percussion - Jacob Kevern

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