PROMS on the Farm is returning to Silsden after a two-year absence – but this time it won’t be on a farm.

The event is being revived with a concert in Silsden Methodist Church on Saturday, September 1 at 7pm featuring Tewit Silver Band and regular solo singer Sarah Halstead.

Organisers could not hold the popular annual event last year due to several reasons, including ill-health. The event raises money for Manorlands.

Tickets cost £6.50 including refreshments. They are available from Twiggs Newsagents in Bridget, Silsden.

Organisers encourage audience members to either dress up in Proms costumes or wave flags during the performance.

Tewit Silver Band, based on the outskirts of Harrogate, was set up last year with 28 musicians attending a first rehearsal.

They included former members of the long-established Tewit Youth Band, parents, and musicians who had not played for years.

Those first members included Harrogate principal cornet player Owen Jones, who had last played in the role for the Tewit Youth Band 20 years previously.

The Youth Band was formed in 1978 because there was no opportunity in Harrogate for young people to play in a brass band.

With donated instruments and a starting line-up of 28 young musicians, within a year they were entering competitions.

In 2008 the group found its own band room, and had 90 members across four bands.

Sarah Halstead is a regular fixture at the Proms on the Farm, performing Last Night of the Proms favourites.

In the past Proms on the Farm has been held at Sycamore Farm above Silsden, organised by a group of volunteers supported by local businesses and individuals.

There are a core of fans who go along every time, with others travelling from far and wide to watch a mix of brass band music, pop music and the famous Proms items.

One previous guest has been the Skelmanthorpe Band, one of the oldest brass bands in the country, which in recent years has shared the stage with celebrities like Katherine Jenkins and Aled Jones.