About

The Long Eaton Silver Prize Band is a friendly community based brass band organisation, comprising of three groups (our senior and training bands and a beginners’ group) totalling 88 players, which promotes and encourages live music within the borough of Erewash and the surrounding areas.

Founded in the 1860s as the Long Eaton Temperance Band, the band left the temperance society in 1906 to reform as the Long Eaton Silver Band, adding Prize to its title after it first contest success in 1908. After over 150 years, our primary objective remains to encourage and provide opportunities for people all ages to play or learn a musical instrument, targeting young and disadvantaged groups (although we no longer insist on alcohol abstention for the adults!).

We raise musical and cultural awareness through a variety of local concerts, charitable events and contests. The senior band currenty contests in the third section where we were Midlands Area and National Champions in 2006.

Upcoming Public Concerts

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Latest Band News

COVID-19 Update

Following on from the previous update, sadly we have now had to cancel all band rehearsals until at least after Easter. We will continue to send updates with new information. The following band jobs are Read more…

COVID-19 Information

After much consideration and guidance from Public Health England, and the government, we have decided to cancel Senior Band rehearsal on Wednesday evening. Also, the Training Band concert on April 4th at St Mary’s Church Read more…

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Derby Road Trade Centre,
Derby Road,
Sandiacre,
NG10 5HU

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