Waltham St. Lawrence Silver Band


23 Nov 2021

Geoff Hayes

Holyport Branch of The Royal British Legion

Please pass my thanks to the Band Members who played at both Bray and Holyport War Memorials on Remembrance Sunday. I received many favourable comments particularly on the march from Church to Bray War Memorial.

05 May 2019

V. Abel


Thanks to all the band and the Barberettes for the brilliant Spring Concert on 4 May. Great music, huge fun. The Barberettes were having a ball and their enthusiasm was infectious, impossible not to sing along. Loved Steve Block's patter. I've been on a high ever since, truly over the moon!

28 Nov 2017

Chris Bond

WSL Parish Church

Please would you pass on my thanks, on behalf of the church, to the WSL Silver Band for playing for us twice recently, at Harvest and Remembrance? The contribution made on both occassions, especially for Remembrance, was truly superb and very much appreciated by us all. Thanks to all who came along and to your director(s).

09 Nov 2017

Tony Connor

Hi folks and Doug Brickhill. The band I am associated with, Gresley Colliery Brass Band, received a letter from a ‘Doug Brickhill’ from Tasmania requesting one of our cd’s. The letter took a long time to get to us and so we would like to contact Doug directly by email. So Doug if you read this can you contact me on tony@gresleycollieryyouthband.co.uk or if anyone can contact him please pass this message on. Thanks Tony Connor

25 Feb 2017

Andy Thorne


Hi looking forward to some toots with WSLSB in March (8+11) be nice to see you all again.

15 Jun 2016

David Rothery

Sutton in Ashfield

Hi All Sorry to read the news about Pauls passing Hope you are all doing well Dave R

15 Jun 2016

Doug Brickhill

Launceston Tasmania

Hi, I and an ancient disabled ex bandsman and likes to read UK band`s websites, after all that is what they are for, especially 12,000 miles away. Do you still have a CD made 24th March 2012? If so, please send me details as to cost and track list please. Regards to all at Waltham Band. Doug

07 Jun 2016

Reverend Peter Hewis

Oxford & Yarnton Band

Many years ago I tried to enthuse my college friend John Midgley to like brass bands and failed miserably. More than 50 years later he now likes them, thanks to his son Ben in your band. In my own retirement I have taken up the Tenor Horn and play as the oldest player in our village's Yarnton Band.

06 Jan 2016

Andy Thorne


It was nice to see you all just before the festive season took hold, all the best for the new years tooting, best regards Diane & Andy

11 Sep 2014

Dave in Reading

I was at the Forbury bandstand in Reading on Sunday 7 September 2014 and very much enjoyed hearing the WSLSB play. The audience was a little larger than usual and perhaps more attentive too. The band played a large variety of styles and I particularly enjoyed the swing numbers. I'm no expert, but I thought that the band made a very "full" sound when they were playing forte. So, thank you very much, WSLSB, for the splendid entertainment you provided me and the many others on Sunday afternoon.

07 Apr 2014

Tony & Alison Evans


Dear Jane and Friends at WStLSB Thank you so much for inviting us to the party on Saturday; it was so lovely to be back amongst you again. The standard of playing is fantastic – well done to you all! Thank you to the Ladies, who gave us a splendid meal, and to the ‘backroom staff’ who kept it all going so smoothly. Tony is enjoying the biscuits (I’ve given them up for Lent), and he is under instructions not to eat them all before Easter! Love to you all, Alison and Tony

12 Jan 2014

Mike Bayliss

I have by chance come upon the mention on your website of your 1st Baritone John Shaw who recently played an ophicleide concerto with your band. As a fellow ophicleidist (and also a former baritone player!), may I say congratulations to John - we need more of this sort of thing to convince people that the ophi is not some weird beast but, for over half the 19th century, was the staple brass bass of bands and orchestras. More people than might be thought are again taking up this fine-sounding instrument in the 21st century, and anything that fosters an awareness of its presence is to be strongly encouraged. Well done to John ,and I hope there will be a lot more of this to come! Best wishes, Mike