Ottery St Mary Silver Band – Series of evening concerts

25th May 2018

Throughout the summer, the Ottery St Mary Silver Band will be playing a series of evening concerts on the 31st May, the 14th and 28th June and the 23rd August, sponsored by Gilbert Stephens Solicitors

The band has had a long history and is part of the musical heritage of the region. It was formed just after the First World War and, barring a hiatus during the Second World War, it has continued ever since. Today they alternate between concerts at the Institute and the Parish Church in Ottery, and the Connaught Gardens in Sidmouth as well as engagements for organisations throughout East Devon

The Ottery St Mary Silver Band is a thriving musical institution, maintaining a strong sense of history and heritage whilst also attracting new members and, through it’s ‘Brass Class’, teaching a new generation the skills and pleasure of brass band music. Led by musical director Andrew Harris the players vary in age from 11 to ‘much older’ and come from a variety of backgrounds.

By sponsoring the season of fortnightly concerts taking place in Sidmouth in May, June and August, Gilbert Stephens Solicitors hopes that many more people can experience this traditional music played in the gorgeous and picturesque setting of the Connaught Gardens.

Managing Partner at Gilbert Stephens Solicitors Terry Bastyan, who is also a member of the Silver Band says: “these concerts are vital to the local community and are a real fixture during the summer in Sidmouth. We believe in the legacy of traditional brass music to bring people together so we are pleased to sponsor these events, and look forward to hearing the Silver Band keeping the rain at bay with their music in the beautiful surroundings of Connaught Gardens”.

The concerts are free to attend and will be a mixture of traditional and more recent music played by a progressive, friendly and entertaining band.

Full details of the Ottery St Mary Silver Band summer season, including the four concerts sponsored by Gilbert Stephens Solicitors taking place in Sidmouth, can be found here: