Tewit Silver Band

Tewit Silver Band was only formed in November 2017, as an adult arm of the long established Tewit Youth Band.

Our objective is to advance the participation, education and appreciation of the general public of all ages in the science of brass band music in Tewit and the surrounding areas through the provision of rehearsal facilities, instrument hire and tuition and by the participation in concerts and concerts.

Under the baton and direction of Martin Hall, we enjoy entertaining people of all ages at our concerts throughout the year – visit our website or Facebook page for more information.

As a contesting band we have had an amazing few years - winning 11 out of the last 12 contests. We have taken the Area title for 3 consecutive years and been National Champions for the last 2 years.

Like everyone, Covid forced us to stop rehearsing. But the band remained a strong, supportive unit and we all gained virtual skills we didn’t have before. As soon as we could be back together we were and our desire to keep improving has not gone away. We currently hold the following titles:

  • North of England 2nd Section Champions

  • National 3rd Section Champions

  • Holme Valley Section B Champions


Hailing from West Yorkshire, England, The 1960Four encompass their interpretation of the best of the sixties with inspiration from the likes of The Small Faces, The Who, The Monkees and Them to name a few.

The line-up consists of:-

Stan Greenwood on Guitar

Keiron Nuttall on Vocals / Guitar

Bryan (BJ) Walmsley on Drums

David Leighton Griffiths on Bass

Please contact us the band via:- 1960 Four Facebook page

Swing City Big Band

Relive the golden days of the big band sound. Dance to jazz, swing or just sit back, tap your feet and enjoy the music of a live 17 piece band.Based in Lothersdale we regularly perform throughout Lancashire and Yorkshire.
We play for theatre shows, dances, weddings, concerts, festivals, public and private functions, in fact to audiences anywhere that appreciate a good band, keeping alive the big band sound with original as well as more contemporary arrangements.
Swing City’s show encompasses many of the Classic Big Band numbers, including Glenn Miller pieces and others from the 40s era. These are played along side sets of more contemporary tunes from the 50s and 60s to present day, providing our audiences with good mix of lively entertainment.<>

The Swing City Big Band
Phone : 07989583210
Email :

Sarah Halstead

I am delighted to be back singing again at Silsden's Proms on the Farm, this is my 12th year ....where has the time gone!

Thank you for having me back.

Singing has been a part of my life from an early age and I joined the Primary ranks of the Nelson Civic Choir and did my first solo "Somewhere over the Rainbow" aged 5.

I progressed through the Junior Choir; a highlight being at the age of 13, to sing solo when the choir completed at the Montreux Choral festival in Switzerland to a packed festival hall of over 3,000 people. I continue to sing at the Methodist Church in Silsden.

I am thrilled to be back singing along side the amazing Silver Tewit Band and Martin Hall, it's always a pleasure.

Proms on the Farm here in Silsden holds a special place in my heart, the atmosphere is always electric made special by Silsden`s Promenaders and it's just great fun . So here's to a fantastic evening and many more !!!!!

April Elizabeth

April is a freelance soprano and singing teacher, singing with Northern opera companies and at concerts, functions, dinners, weddings, and events, specialising in opera, musical theatre, and 1940s to present day.
April graduated with Distinction in her Masters in Music Performance from the University of Leeds and prior to this, trained and performed with North Wales Opera Studio, and gained her Bachelor’s degree in Music from Bangor University.

April has established herself as an exciting singing actress, performing a versatile range of roles on the operatic stage including Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, Marguerite in Faust, Musetta in La Bohème, and Lady Macbeth in Verdi’s Macbeth.

April’s recent concert performances have taken her to Llangollen International Eisteddfod World Stage, Handel’s Messiah with Salford Choral Society, as soloist for Manchester Light Orchestra, Fauré’s Requiem with Cawthorne Choral Society, concerts with the Saddleworth Male Voice Choir, The Creation with The Easingwold Singers, Elgar’s The Spirit of England with The Huddersfield Singers, and recitals at Ripon Cathedral.

April is a versatile performer, often performing repertoire ranging from opera to jazz standards to modern pop within one evening.
She is an active singing teacher and also uses her varied performance skills and natural enthusiasm to facilitate music and drama workshops, and lead her own community choir.