Crofton Silver Band is back at the Theatre Royal, following its knock-out concert in 2017.
Under the leadership of Musical Director, Dean Jones, the Band has re-invented itself to become one of the most entertaining brass ensembles on the Yorkshire music scene, with an astonishing range in its repertoire.
Jazz-funk, Swing classics and pop standards sit comfortably alongside traditional marches, brass band favourites and the deeply spiritual when Crofton Silver Band takes the stage. The aim is to get your feet tapping and the hair on the back of your neck standing up, though not at the same time.
There have been great moments for this West Yorkshire village band in its 142-year history but never has it achieved the consistent string of contest success it has seen since Dean took up the baton.
First places in banding’s third section at the Leicestershire Championship, the Butlin’s Mineworkers Open Contest, the Yorkshire Regional Finals and at the British Brass Band National Finals were followed by a series of podium finishes since being promoted to the second section (or division) and then a stand-out win at the 2017 Leicestershire contest.
As well as earning a tremendous reputation for its performances under the microscope of competition, the Band has gained quite a name for the musicality and vitality of its concert programmes.
Crofton’s mission – which is working a treat - is to bring a fresh taste to banding for the 21st century, but with all the best ingredients still in the recipe.