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Master Mariners Sea Pie Supper

This has become an annual engagement for the band at the beginning of February. Every year the Master Mariners have held their traditional Sea Pie Supper at various venues. This year was the second year that it has been held at St. Mary’s Stadium in the Mick Channon Suite. Master Mariner is the professional qualification […]

Band plays at Olympic Park

On the 16th January the band travelled to the Olympic Park to play at the Go Travel Show in the Copper Box Arena. We were there to support IOW Tours who we have had a close relationship over the past few years playing at many of the reunion events that they hold for various organisations. […]

Christmas Concert – Sat 12th December

Our Christmas Concert this year will be held at St. James Road Methodist Church, Shirley on Saturday 12th December. Tickets are £5.00 each and can be obtained from members of the band or can be purchased on the night at the door. Hope to see you there.

Change of venue for London 10K

After a break last year due to “insurance reasons” the band returned to the scene of past performances at the London 10K run on the 12th July. Due to the Embankment being classed as “Ground Under Repair” to upgrade the cycle routes through London, the race changed its normal layout and as a result we […]

Shipping Service at Winchester Cathedral

On a balmy summer’s evening on Thursday 11th June the band played at the Master Mariner’s annual Shipping Service at Winchester Cathedral. The band played some music before the service started and then played the hymns during the service alternating verses with the organ before joining together in the last verse of each hymn. Once […]

Southampton Half Marathon

Up until a couple of years ago the band used to play at the London Marathon. This year on Sunday 26th April, we were invited to play at the Southampton Half Marathon just outside the band room at the top of the hill on Burgess Road. It was a bitter day and thanks must go out […]

Bournemouth weather defies expectations

On the 21st June the band travelled down to Bournemouth to play on the bandstand in the Lower Gardens. The forecast for the day was for dull and overcast weather and that normally limits the size of the audience that is prepared to stay and watch the concert. However, the weather turned out to be […]

Summer is coming!

The band kicked off their first bandstand job of the season on Sunday 17th May at Romsey. It’s traditionally the first bandstand concert we do each year and can sometimes suffer from inclement weather. However, the rain stayed away and there was even some sunshine to enjoy during the afternoon. The Romsey Memorial Park is […]

Band plays at reunions for HMS Ganges and HMS Hermes

The band have played for two separate naval reunions recently. The first took place at Hayling Island for HMS Ganges on the 29th March. The second was held at Rochester for HMS Hermes on 12th April. Both events followed a very similar format. The band played a short set of concert pieces before providing the music for a […]

WI notch up 100 years

On the 16th January the band helped the WI celebrate their centenary outside the Guildhall at Winchester. Much like the Olympic torch parade the WI are passing around a special centenary baton to every federation in the country. It was Hampshire’s turn on the 16th January and on a cold and bitter evening the band entertained the women […]