Bratton Silver Band

Bratton Silver Band has a long history dating from 1859, making it one of the oldest brass bands in the country. We play many concerts in our local community and are a committed contesting band currently placed fourth in the 3rd section. We are working hard to gain a place in the 2nd section.

Rehearsals: 8pm to 10pm, Monday & Friday
Bandroom: Bratton Church Institute, Tyning Ln, Bratton, Westbury BA13 4RR

If you wish to join the band or just come along to play please contact our Player Manager Kirsty Westlake:

Musical Director Kyle Blake

Kyle Blake joined Bratton Silver Band as Musical Director in January 2023.

Kyle’s musical journey started in his hometown of Manchester when aged 12 he began learning trombone. He went on to study for a degree in music at The University of Huddersfield and a PGCE in Secondary Music. After embarking on a successful teaching career, Kyle used time during covid lock down to complete a master’s degree in music performance.

Kyle’s background both in brass bands and his new career with the British Army Band Tidworth has been filled with success. He has enjoyed major wins at National and European competitions with the Cory Band which was ranked number one brass band in the world.

Since joining the Army, Kyle has been recognised by the Worshipful Company of Musicians, being awarded the Cassel Prize Silver Medal in 2022. He has also been recognised for his work in defence and the local community, and was short-listed as a finalist in the inaugural LGBTQ+ Defence Awards 2023 Rising Star Category. A highlight for Kyle was performing in the coronation of King Charles III.
As a conductor, Kyle is proving successful having guested with bands such as Woodfalls Band, Unite the Union Band and Kidlington Concert Brass to name a few. Earlier in 2023, Kyle was successful in the Brass Band Conductors Association annual competition, making it to the final and being placed 3rd from a global field of competitors.

Since joining Bratton Silver Band as MD, Kyle has helped the band achieve a 2nd place at the Oxfordshire and Counties Contest as well as staging several exciting concerts in the bands home county of Wiltshire. Bratton Silver Band is excited for the future with Kyle at the helm and has an exciting programme of concerts and contests planned for 2024.


Soprano Paul Croker
Principal Cornet Faye Coussens
Solo Cornet Tony Whitlock
Solo Cornet Aimee Lane
Repiano Cornet Mary Kestell
2nd Cornet Carole Bowerman
2nd Cornet Rachel Salter
2nd Cornet Katherine Martin
3rd Cornet Catherine Mary
3rd Cornet Paul Jones
3rd Cornet Geoff Whitehead
Flugelhorn Lydia Hills
Solo Horn Denise Latham
1st Horn Kirsty Westlake
1st/2nd Horn Julie Bence
2nd Horn Lucy Scott
1st Baritone Effa Pheasant
2nd Baritone Sue Jackson
Solo Trombone Robin Elliott
2nd Trombone Sarah Chadwick-Jones
Bass Trombone Luke Pickett
Solo Euphonium Carol Bowes
2nd Euphonium Anita Appleyard
Eb Bass Glyn Jackson
Eb Bass Margaret Andrews
Bb Bass Nick G George
Bb Bass Mike Strong
Bb/Eb Bass Nick R Ralph
Percussion Matt Spencer
Percussion Naomi Styles
Percussion Gina Farrugia