ON behalf of Silsden Town Band, I would like to express our sincere appreciation for the financial donation from monies very kindly donated by the friends and family of Herta Hally.

Herta’s dear friend Dorothy Hemmingway, who organised the donation at Herta’s funeral, contacted the band after her friend of many years sadly passed away. Dorothy explained how much her friend enjoyed listening to the band when it performed at various public events in Silsden and the surrounding areas.

I feel immensely proud that the band played such a significant part in Herta’s life and that our music brought her such pleasure and enjoyment.

As with many such community bands, Silsden Town Band has seen the number of members decline over recent years, however support like this strengthens my ambition as chairman to build the band back up to full strength with players covering all parts. Existing members are desperate to get back to playing in public across our local community, especially at the key events in the community calendar. So, if you are an experienced player at a loose end on a Tuesday evening, the band would love to hear from you.

David Loud, Silsden Town Band