The Stockport Silver Band is pleased to announce the appointment of Ian Tinsley as their musical Director. The Band has 22 regular members and celebrates its 140th anniversary in 2010. Interest in the Band has grown since its near demise in 2004 and determination has grown to keep the Band a well practised and regularly playing group of musicians. With a core of excellent solo players the Band are welcoming new players and booking concerts for the coming year. The Band currently has a non-contesting profile and aims to perform mainly on the concert platform. However, for musical training, test pieces are rehearsed as a challenge for members as well as an extensive concert menu. Rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings between 8pm and 10pm at St Matthews Church, Edgeley, and any interested players of all ages and ability, who may be new to banding or want a return from retirement, will be welcome. If you are interested please visit the band’s website www.stockportsilver.co.uk and contact one of the officers prior to coming down.