Oom pah pah! Were you in a silver or brass band in South Tyneside?

Today we're taking a trip down memory lane to the good old days of silver and brass bands.

Monday, 11th June 2018, 6:00 am
Updated Tuesday, 19th June 2018, 10:31 am

An institution for many, we’ve got some great photographs in our archive of competitions, performances and awards.

There are plenty of smiling faces in them too!

Did you take part in a concert, or were you in a band as a youngster?

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Brass bands still play a huge part in South Tyneside’s cultural calendar today - with the annual performances at the ampitheatre in South Shields kicking off at the start of June for another year.

The performances remaining are as follows:

June 17: 2 - 4pm - Sunderland Monkwearmouth Salvation Army Band

June 24: 2 - 4pm - People’s Mission Silver Band

July 8: 3.30 - 5.30pm - South Tyneside Wind Band

July 15: 3.30 - 5.30pm - South Tyneside Brass Band supported by South Tyneside Wind Band

July 22: 3.30 - 5.30pm - Bear Park and Esh Brass Band

July 29: 3.30 - 5.30pm - Bright Street Big Band

August 5: 2 - 4pm - Dunston Silver Band

August 12: 2 - 4pm - North East Concert Band

August 19: 2 - 4pm - Westoe Brass

August 26: 2 - 4pm - NASUWT Concert Band