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This page is part of an archive of historical details from existing or defunct brass band websites. This is being maintained to provide a record of this information in the event of a band folding, its website disappearing or other loss of the historical record. Where possible, and appropriate, the information cached will be updated from time to time - and any corrections or updates are welcome.

Kirkby Stephen Silver Band

KSSB arose by public subscription in the late 19th century. The exact date is uncertain, but there was certainly a band in existence in 1857.

We owe our existence to the charismatic founder Joseph Parkinson, and his son J C Parkinson who went on to be the band conductor for over 50 years.

The band has had its ups and downs over the years, and was reformed for example in 1900. There were periods during the two world wars when the band was not playing in public.