Archive for the ‘Engagements’ Category

Rain fails to disrupt London 10K event

For the fourth year in a row the band set up on the end of Westminster Bridge to accompany the 25,000 runners taking part in the London 10K run. This was the last major sporting event in the central streets of the capital before the Olympics begin at the end of July. © Tony Isbitt […]

Southampton Bandstand

For the second year in succession the band were blessed with sunny weather for their concert at the Southampton Bandstand. This meant that they played to a good size audience. Pieces played included, Olympic Spirit, selection from ‘My Fair Lady’, Star Lake, Wherever You Are, Pomp and Circumstance March No. 4 and the cornet duet […]

Band plays at Winchester Cathedral

On the 21st June, the band played at Winchester Cathedral for the Southampton Master Mariners Shipping Festival in the presence of the Mayor of Southampton Derek Burke (our President), the Mayor of Winchester and the Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire, Dame Mary Fagan. The band played a few pieces before the service including Wagner’s Elsa’s Procession to […]

Band plays with Alpacas

On Sunday, 27th May the band played a short concert at a family fun day in West Wellow at Willow Tree Farm where they breed Alpacas. The farm is owned by Clare and Simon Faul. Clare is the daughter of one of our longer serving players Brian Chambers. The afternoon was geared towards raising money for […]

Mayor Making Ceremony

May 15th saw the band perform at the Southampton Mayor Making Ceremony where our President, Derek Burke was made Mayor of Southampton for the second time in his political career. He becomes the 790th Mayor of Southampton and was keen for “his band” to play at the ceremony. The band played a short concert before the ceremony […]

Fifth Appearance at the London Marathon

On Sunday 22nd April the band played on Jamaica Road in Bermondsey to accompany the athletes running the London Marathon and to entertain the many thousands of people cheering the runners on. This is the fifth appearance of the band at the marathon and is the third year we have performed at Jamaica Road. An […]

Trip to Torquay to play for HMS Newfoundland reunion

Performances for different organisation’s reunion weekends is becoming a staple diet of the band. This weekend the band travelled to Torquay to play for the HMS Newfoundland reunion Sunday service followed by a short concert of typical marine type tunes. These events are always well received by the veterans attending these weekends and this weekend […]

A Rousing Night with Southampton Round Table

For the second year running we were asked to play for the Southampton Round Table’s Annual Dinner at the De Vere Hotel in Southampton. The band provided background music throughout the various courses at dinner before finishing with some rousing numbers that the audience were able to join in with that included Eric Coates “Dambusters” […]

Back to back jobs to start February

Having had a month to recover from Christmas the band were back in action again on the first weekend in February. Friday night saw the band perform for the Master Mariner’s dinner held in the City Terminal located in Southampton dockyard. The band have accompanied the Master Mariner’s dinner for the past several years but […]

Christmas Concert at the Point

    Christmas as usual has been a busy time of the year for the band. We have played three times at Marks and Spencer raising money for charity, played the carols for a carol service at St. Albans Church, Swaythling, performed for the Masonic Lodge in Lexby Road, Totton and had a great evening […]