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Music in the Meadow

The band will be playing at the Music in the Meadow charity concert in West Hoe Lane, Bishop’s Waltham on Sat 22nd July. The event is in support of the Liver and Pancreatic Cancer Charity and will be a Last night at the Proms type concert. The poster for the concert is shown below.


Band Busy in June

June has proven to be a busy month for the band. The month started with a trip to Winchester Cathedral to support the Master Mariners at their annual Shipping Service. The band played before the service and then for the hymns during the service. Finally, the band played a short concert for the congregation at […]


Sad News

It’s with sadness that we heard the news that David Hill our Vice President died over the weekend. David has been very supportive of the band over many years. He was our last Drum Major when we used to play at the Dell during half-time at Saint’s matches. Even when he retired he still played […]


Marathon Session for the Band

On St. George’s Day the band played at the Southampton Marathon to help spur the runners on their way around the course. The event consisted of both a full marathon, a half marathon and a 10K event. The band were situated on the Common and so were able to play for the full and half […]


Southampton Round Table Dinner

In March the band played at the annual Southampton Round Table Dinner hosted at the Ageas Bowl Hilton Hotel. This is an event that the band particularly enjoy doing as there tends to be a fun atmosphere throughout the evening. It can be a bit difficult competing with the noisy balloons being let off at […]


Sea Pie Supper at St. Mary’s

The annual Master Mariner’s Sea Pie Supper was held at St. Mary’s Stadium at the beginning of February. It’s an annual event that the band has performed at for several years. It has moved location several times but has now been based at St. Mary’s for a few years. The band were placed in the […]


Go Travel Show moves to Olympic Stadium

For the second year in succession we were asked to play at the Go Travel show. This is a travel show put on for travel operators rather than for the general public. Last year the event was held in the “Copper Box” in the Olympic Park in London. This year the event was moved to the […]


Appreciative audience for Christmas Concert

On Saturday 3rd December the band held their annual Christmas concert in St. James Road Methodist Church, Shirley. In the first half they treated the audience to a mix of music from all genres including excerpts from Fiddler on the Roof, the Thundercrest  March and the 70s pop song “Music”. Additionally, they performed Karl Jenkins […]


Xmas Concert – 3rd December

Our Christmas concert this year will be on Saturday 3rd December starting at 7:30pm. It is being held at St. James Road Methodist Church in Shirley. Tickets will be priced £5 and can be obtained from members of the band in advance or on the door on the night. Here is the poster for the […]


Romsey Bandstand

On the 15th May the band made the first of two trips this year to play at Romsey Bandstand. The new café in Romsey Memorial Park has made a big difference and was most welcomed by the band. The weather for this event has traditionally been “varied” but we were blessed with some fine sunshine […]