Stape Silver Band joins Brassed Off cast

Stape Silver Band
Stape Silver Band

Whitby Amateur Dramatic Society members will be joined by the Stape Silver Band for its performances of Brassed Off at the Whitby Pavilion Theatre.

The Malton-based Band has performed at agricultural shows held at Hinderwell, Danby, Egton and Castleton, with flower festivals at Aislaby.

In 1973 they were invited by Royal appointment to play at the opening of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway line to Pickering in the presence of the Duchess of Kent and then again invited to play before Prince Charles when he visited Whitby during the celebrations to mark the 250th anniversary of the birth of explorer Captain James Cook.

Stape has entered the North England Brass Band Championships competing abands such as Durham Miners, Easington, Ashington and Murton.

Stape’s conductor Mike Breckon took his Band to the National Finals in 2003.

For many years the only uniform worn by Stape was a flat cap, but those who attend the Easter production of Brassed Off at Whitby Pavilion on Saturday April 15, Sunday 16, Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 at 7.30pm will see the Stape Silver Band, masquerading as the Grimley Colliery Band, resplendent in their navy blue ‘lion-tamer’ style jackets with light blue collars and cuffs with gold piping.

Tickets: 01947 458 899.