Old Silkstone Band


A 28 piece brass band that entertains audiences  aplenty with a wide range of music.

Established in 1861 the OSB is based in the ex-mining village of Silkstone .  The band has performed concerts of all styles not only locally but internationally too.  Players range in age from 13 right up to 60+.   At the Spraoi Festival 2018 they will perform two distinct repertoires.

OSB play Disney

Though they perform traditional concerts and contests, the band also like to put a new spin on brass band events and host theme concerts to suit all audiences like “Old Silkstone Band Plays Disney”

On Saturday, with all the band members dressed as their favorite character, come and listen to them perform some of the most loved Disney film music.  Maybe join in and be part of the sing-a-long , take part in any dance opportunities and perhaps shake rattle and roll along with the percussion section, or even join in a fun game or two!

OSB Traditional Theme

On Sunday the band will play their more traditional programme.  The band will be dressed in military style brass band uniform to perform music from the more typical brass band collection.  This programme features some of their amazing soloists, as well as showing off the sumptuous sounds of a brass band.  They will certainly show that brass bands are most certainly not a thing of the past!