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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 […]


FA Cup Final Win – 40th Anniversary

On the 1st May 1976, against all the odds, Southampton FC beat the mighty Manchester United 1-0. Saints, a second division side at the time, were given no chance of winning and were expected to be trounced by the opposition. History shows that this wasn’t to be and Saints ran out worthy winners on the […]


Band – Live on Radio Solent!

On the 29th April the band were asked to appear on Radio Solent in the run up to the 40th Anniversary of Saints winning the FA Cup. A group of the band assembled at Radio Solent’s studios to play on the Julian Clegg breakfast show. In addition to the band, he had a number of […]


Band celebrate Queen’s 90th Birthday

On April 21st the band were asked to provide some musical entertainment for the lighting of a beacon in Bishops Waltham to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday. Beacons were being lit around the country on the instigation of Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales. A good crowd of several hundred people turned out for the […]