1890: The formative years of Loxley Silver Band

Loxley Silver Band 1890
Loxley Silver Band 1890

It is the 125th anniversary year of Loxley Silver Band, having been established in 1889 in Loxley Methodist Church.

They are pictured here in 1890 when they were called Loxley Wesleyan Methodist Chapel Band.The band has evolved through several name changes - Loxley Wesleyan Brass Band,Loxley Methodist Silver Band, Loxley Silver Prize Band and now Loxley Silver Band - but managed to maintain playing without a break, even through two world wars. Until recently they rehearsed in the band room below the church.

In their anniversary year they have lots to celebrate including their recent successful application to the ranks of the 4th Section and are also due to record a celebratory CD in April for release later in the year.

They are off to the seaside on March 23 where they are to play at the renowned Bridlington Spa Theatre.