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London Marathon

On the 17th April the band made what is becoming its traditional trek to the London Marathon. We were allocated to play in the same place as last year on Jamaica Road in Bermondsey which is at about the 12 mile point of the marathon. It was an early start for the band leaving Southampton […]

Round Table Dinner

The band are playing at the De Vere Hotel on March 5th for the annual Southampton Round table banquet and ball.

An unusual request

The band recently received an unusual request from Abdul Salam to play whilst he proposed to his girlfriend Shariah Haque. He had decided that the perfect spot to do this was at the picturesque location of Reinfield House in the New Forest. And so on Saturday, 2nd October to the accompaniment  of “Can You Feel the Love […]

Bournemouth sees end of Summer Concerts

Whilst Autumn may have officially started earlier in the week, the band were making their final summer bandstand performance of the year at the Lower Gardens in Bournemouth. On National Bandstand Day the band played two concerts for the local public. Playing so close to the end of September can be a bit of a lottery […]

Romsey Bandstand

The band played at Romsey Bandstand on Sunday 16th May. After last year’s complete washout we were hoping for better weather. On the way to Romsey we experienced a number of showers but thankfully the weather stayed dry for most of the afternoon with the exception of one shower during the break. This was the first […]

Master Mariners Fish Supper

Friday saw the bands first engagement of the year, playing for the Master Mariners at the Guildhall in Southampton. Not many photos but here are the few I took:

Summer Engagements

The engagement list for the summer is available here: Still waiting for confirmation for a small number of venues details will be uploaded as soon as they are known.

Share My Yoke

Brian Chambers playing “Share My Yoke” during the Bands tour of Germany.

It’s our 90th Anniversary Year

Okay, we’ll admit it – our attempts to keep this website up to date with the latest news from the band and photos of our engagements failed. So let’s have another go. The City of Southampton (Albion) Band is 90 years old this year and whilst there are no specific events to mark it we […]