We are very sad to announce the recent passing of one of our founder members and life member, Jim Calloway. Jim was a much loved and respected part our of banding family and we shall all miss him very much. Current members of the band who are able will be paying their respects and saying their farewells to him this coming Monday 25th February. The funeral is at the Downs Crematorium, Brighton at 11.00am. The family extends a warm welcome to all Jim’s friends.
Spaces available now in our friendly youth band including our new beginners group. One free terms membership for new joiners then £1 per week, payable in term time only. This includes an instrument if needed. We have members from across Sussex and rehearse on Friday evenings 7-7:45pm. Our rehearsal venue is near the A27/A23 junction and on the number 5 bus route from Brighton. Visit the youth band pages to find out more.
Welcome to the website of Patcham Silver Band, based in Patcham within the Unitary Authority of Brighton & Hove on the Sussex Coast.
We are a friendly and enterprising Brass Band in the best British tradition, playing a wide variety of musical styles including classics, marches, sacred, jazz, TV/Film & pop to name a few – our library is gynormous!
We are engaged to perform in several fetes & events, as well as staging our own public concerts in various venues around the South-East of the country. We also take part in local contests from time to time.
The Band operates two divisions – a Senior band for adults and more experienced young players, and a Youth Band for enthusiastic and developing youngsters! We also form smaller ensembles when required for special events.
Follow the links at the top of the page if you would like to know more!
Patcham Silver Band is a not-for-profit musical organization formed for the purpose of making brass band music to uplift and entertain the wider community – and have fun doing so! A strong secondary aim is to support any interested individuals who would like to learn to perform brass music within our band, particularly the young.
Our income comes from modest subscriptions paid by our members, and from hire fees, concert takings and donations. Our major expenditure items include rental of our rehearsal venue, musical spending (scores, instruments, uniforms etc) and comprehensive insurance (including public liability).
Policies and Procedures
Follow this link (here) to view our policy documents.