KILLAMARSH SILVER BAND BAND PREPARES TO ‘CZECH’ IN AT PRAGUE Players from Killamarsh Silver Band and friends from Old Silkstone, Dronfield, Darley Dale, Maltby, Newstead and Hepworth are packing their bags ready for a tour to the Czech Republic. The band, which has 37 players, will be based at Prague during their week-long trip but will also travel to perform at other towns in the Czech Republic. Band publicity officer John Fern said: “The tour is the highlight of our engagements every year. “We have visited several European cities before but this will be the first time that the band has flown out to a play in another country. “Some of the places we are visiting will not have seen many English brass bands before but we hope that they will take to our style of music. “The tour is also an excellent opportunity for members of the band to socialise.” During the visit the band, from Killamarsh in north east Derbyshire, will play in Prague; at the Church of St Joseph of Nepomuck and the main square in Kutna Hora and at the town of Karlovy Vary. The group will also give a performance in the town of Pilsen before going on a guided tour of the town’s Pilsner Urquell brewery. The band will leave Derbyshire on Saturday 20 August and return on Saturday 27 August. The trip is the band’s first to Prague but follows previous visits to Holland, Belgium, France, Germany and Italy in recent years.