Chinnor Silver Band

Chinnor Silver Band

Chinnor Silver Band is situated in the village of Chinnor in South Oxfordshire and has its own band room in the village, located on Lower Road, where it practices on most Wednesday evenings. The band has been in existence for about 150 years (established c.1850), and plays a wide range of music from traditional brass Band and classical pieces to modern rock and pop. The band provides entertainment throughout the year at fetes, garden parties, concerts etc, and has also performed on television and in advertisements.

In the past few years they have seen a resurgence in the organisation of the band with the introduction of the training band and learner tutoring. The band comprises a large age range and is steadily progressing musically under the leadership of its Musical Director David Pegram.

Chinnor Silver Band has recently been promoted to the National Second Section & takes part in contests all around the country.

Historically, as one might expect with any band, families have always played a big part in the band structure. Today is no exception with many family groups present in the band's membership. Many of the musicians are members of long standing, although the players have been strengthened from time to time with new members. The band consists of about 25 players and has vacancies for new members.