A proud 144 year history since our formation in 1878

Established in 1878 Wetherby Silver Band has been performing for over 135 years. We are rightly proud of our heritage and our Band members display a true passion for performing live music. We are available for public and private events and have a superb repertoire of traditional and modern music.

Musical Director
Derek Warley

BA (Hons), Band Studies

Derek studied at Rossendale College, and has had a number of different careers, most recently as brass peripatetic tutor, covering the range of brass instruments. He is also Director of the Senior Concert Band at York Music Centre. Derek has played in, and conducted brass bands for many years in and around York and the whole North-East of England area.


The Wetherby Silver Band Musicians


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Andrew Yomans

Principal Cornet

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Nigel Franks

Front Row Cornet

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Michael Bennett

Front Row Cornet

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Heather Cooper

Front Row Cornet

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Sarah Hambly

Front Row Cornet

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Position Vacant


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Helen Baguley

Repiano Cornet

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Liz Lancaster

2nd Cornet

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Position Vacant

2nd Cornet

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Lois Gilkes

3rd Cornet

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Position Vacant

3rd Cornet

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Julie Thornley

Flugel Horn


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Eleanor Lee

Solo Horn

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Sarah Green

1st Horn

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Venessa Yeomans

2nd Horn

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Position Vacant

1st Baritone

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Phil Readman

2nd Baritone

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Donna Stride

Solo Euphonium

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Position Vacant



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Calvin Summersall-Frith

Solo Trombone

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John Hodgson

2nd Trombone

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Robin Stride

Bass Trombone

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Philip Ward

Eb Bass

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Abby Stock-Duerdoth

Eb Bass

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Stephen Ramsbottom

Bb Bass

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Michael Gilkes

Bb Bass

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Jack Proctor

Drum Kit

Current Vacancies

If you are interested in joining the Band or would just like to come for a blow please contact us so that we can arrange someone to greet you.

The Band currently have vacancies for: Euphonium | 1st Baritone | 2nd & 3rd Cornet

If interested contact Stephen Ramsbottom on 07759 983651 or e-mail: sjr315@hotmail.com