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18/03/2020 08:41:40
In line with the advice from the Prime Minister yesterday , the band committee have met via email and sadly have had to agree to cancel the next couple of rehearsals, it is anticipated we may return to rehearse after Easter. Obviously we will be assessing any future advice also. But we will inform you as soon as we know any more.

Keep on practicing!

12/01/2019 16:50:14
Principal Conductor Vacancy
We would like to invite applications for the position of Principal Conductor.

The successful candidate will have the knowledge, enthusiasm and energy to inspire the current and future members into the brass banders of the future.

Applications can be made through the ‘Contact Us’ section of our website.
16/06/2018 14:42:24
AGM - Re-arranged date
The confirmed date for the AGM is Saturday 23rd June 11:30am
Everyone is welcome, especially parents and supporters. It is an ideal opportunity to find out about us, and to air any opinions or feedback.
17/05/2018 07:55:01
“With the clash of the AGM and the Royal Wedding on Saturday 19th May and likelihood that members will have consequential social commitments we have decided to defer the AGM to a date in June (yet to be decided). A formal calling notice will be issued in due course.” - Ian Twinn (Chairperson, ERYBB)

21/01/2018 13:20:43
First Performance of 2018
We have been invited to perform alongside Driffield Silver Band at their annual Bob Dales Memorial Concert. This year it takes place on Sunday 22nd April from 2pm at The Bell Hotel in Driffield.
Both of our bands will be performing, and the concert will conclude with a massed band performance!
The concert will be free to enter, and there will be a retiring collection in aid of the British Heart Foundation.
21/01/2018 13:10:50
New Conductor for the Junior Section
It is with great pleasure that I can announce that we have appointed Emily Garton as the conductor of the Junior Section.
Emily is currently a teacher at Wetwang School, and also plays Euphonium with a number of bands around Scarborough.

21/01/2018 13:07:17
Valentines Bingo
One of our long-term goals is to remain a free-to-all centre for teaching brass. With that in mind, we need to improve our income.
We are hosting a Valentines Bingo at the brand new Nafferton Recreation Club.
Everybody will be welcome, and full support from our members would be appreciated.
09/09/2017 06:07:45
Rehearsal Dates Update
Please be aware that the rehearsal dates for the Junior Band have been updated. Check out the Diary to spot the changes!

 What our Members say...

 "I've got to know people through music and my   confidence has improved" T aged 10

"Music, friends and sweets - what's not to like?" J aged 11

"A great way to improve your playing whilst having fun. I'm studying GCSE music and band has helped me to perform with confidence" B aged 15

Where to Find Us

We rehearse in the Performing Arts Block at Driffield School and Sixth Form, Manorfield Rd, Driffield, East Riding Of Yorkshire YO25 5HR

For map and directions please Click Here

Driffield Silver Band

We are fortunate to have close links with Driffield Silver Band, with many of our members moving on to join the band.


The band was formed by Graham Townend,  Bob Dales and their other keen musicians in January 1986. Starting with the senior band, the junior section was formed the following year. Over the last 30 years it has provided youngsters in the East Riding with the opportunity to learn a brass instrument and to take a full and active role in a band.

Whilst the emphasis is on ensuring that music making is a pleasurable experience, this does not mean that we do not strive for quality. The band has, in the past, taken part in competitions and toured in Europe!


It is an entirely voluntary organisation with no charges to the students. The band can even supply loan instruments, also free of charge.

We rehearse on Saturdays (during term time) in the Performing Arts Centre at Driffield School. (10am to noon).

The band is currently structured as follows:

Senior Band conducted Graeme Appleton

Junior Band conducted by Andy Sapcote


Concerts and Events

We have a varied performing schedule including:

  • Battle of Britain Memorial Service In South Dalton
  • Charity Concert in Beverley
  • Children's Armistice Service in Driffield
  • Christmas Bag Packing and Carols
  • Tree Lighting in Driffield in support of the local hospice
  • Spring Concert
  • Summer Concert

If you are interested in booking the band to play at your event, please use the Contact Us section of this website.


We have a very active and dedicated committee whose primary function is to support the band conductors and members, responsibilities include everything from keeping the tuck shop fully stocked to ensuring the future viability of the band.

As a voluntary organisation we survive on our fund raising abilities.

In the past we have secured 2 grants from the Local Network Fund:

  • £7,000 allowed us to buy 12 new instruments
  • £2,600 allowed us to equip both bands with a new uniform


Where can you fit in?

  • Our band welcomes students up to the age of 21 and we would love to have you involved.

What would it mean for us?

  • We need enthusiastic new and experienced players.
  • We need tutors to aid the less experienced existing members.
  • We need to ensure the future of brass bands in the area.

What would it mean for you?

  • An opportunity to play in a brass band.
  • An opportunity to tutor younger players (looks great on a CV!)
  • An opportunity to share your enthusiasm for music


If you are interested in joining our organisation, please contact us. Please note: committee members, tutors and volunteers will need to satisfy our safeguarding criteria.