Welcome to the Gillingham Imperial Silver Band website. We are a friendly brass band located in the south west of England, and we are currently graded nationally in the 3rd section. Please check out our vacancies page as we are currently looking for various players.
Tenor Horn (position negotiable)
In addition to these vacancies, our doors are always welcome to players of any instrument.
With some of our players moving away from the area early this year, and more set to leave for University this summer, the band is now crying out for an influx of new blood.
We welcome all ages, abilities and levels of commitment. The band has great facilities, good quality instruments to loan, an energetic and imaginative conductor, and a friendly family atmosphere.
As you can see from browsing our website, our programme includes local events, themed concerts, 2-3 contests per year, and the chance to work with some of the country's top brass musicians, such as Simon Dobson, Paul Cosh, Glyn Williams and Helen Williams.
Its Carnival time!
See the band on parade at 4 carnivals this year:
12th September, Mere Carnival, afternoon and evening parades.
19th September, Tisbury Carnival, evening parade
3rd October, Shaftesbury Carnival, evening parade of bands, and evening procession
10th October, Gillingham Carnival, afternoon parade, parade of bands and evening procession.
We will also be performing the annual Gillingham Carnival Concert in the Methodist Church on Friday 2nd October, when this year's carnival royalty will be crowned.
Annual Poppy Concert
The band return to perform alongside the pipes and drums of the Wessex Highlanders in Gillingham's annual Poppy Concert on 24th October. As always the evening will feature the stunning musical feast of the massed bands finale. We look forward to a packed audience again so put this date in your diaries now!