Chapeltown Silver Prize Band, now based in High Green, North Sheffield, was formed during the 1870s and has always had its roots planted firmly in the community whose name it carries.
The band is extremely active in the local community, self-promoting formal concerts at Newton Hall, Chapeltown four times a year and performing, annually, on the bandstand in the park. On behalf of the Royal British Legion, they lead the village Remembrance Day service and parade and participate in the community carols in the Memorial Gardens and The Wagon & Horses (Wetherspoons) each December.
It is a family orientated band, with the players’ ages ranging from 13 to 70+. Many of the players live locally, but some travel long distances to attend rehearsals and engagements. The band receives no financial support other than its fees from engagements and fundraising, alongside generous donations from the local community and the loyal support of members of our patronage scheme. We are one of only a handful of bands playing at this level that survives without any form of commercial sponsorship.
Chapeltown Silver Prize Band are a nationally graded contesting band and qualified to represent Yorkshire at the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain in Cheltenham in September 2019. This is the third time in five years the band has achieved qualification and were delighted to come away with a 2nd place result.