Archive for the ‘Engagements’ Category

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 […]

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 […]

On the march in Hedge End

With the exception of the annual Remembrance Parade the band doesn’t do an awful lot of marching. However, the 5th July for Hedge End carnival was an exception. We marched the length of the route playing marches that reflected the theme of the day which was World War I.  Despite the threatening weather the crowds were out in force and in most places […]

Trip to Kent for band

On the weekend of the 5/6th April the band travelled to Hythe in Kent for a remembrance service and concert for the HMS Newfoundland Veterans and the HMS Collingwood Association. The hotel that the band stayed in was right on the coast overlooking the sea and the layout of the rooms was quite unusual with […]

Change of Venue for Christmas Concert

After many years of holding our Christmas Concert at the Point in Eastleigh the band changed the venue this year to the Holy Saviour Church in Bitterne on Saturday 15th December. The concert was split into two different halves of music. The first half contained a wide range of pieces from the band’s repetoire and […]

Joint Concert held with Chandlers Ford BB Band

The City of Southampton (Albion) Band has quite close links with the Chandlers Ford Boys Brigade Band as our conductor Nick Dawson started his conducting career there and one or two of our other members also are (or used to be) members of that band. So it was with pleasure that we were able to […]

Band meets Father Christmas

On the last weekend in October the band returned to North Wales to play for the British Korean Veterans Association reunion weekend in Caernarfon. This event continues an association that the band have had with the Korean Veterans stretching back a few years. This is at least the fourth outing that the band have made […]

Band return to Bournemouth

On Sunday 16th September the band returned to Bournemouth Bandstand for their second concert of the year. The band played once in the morning and a second time in the afternoon. Each concert consisted of a completely different selection of music ranging from film themes such as Zulu and My Fair Lady, classical pieces like […]

Band well received by English China Clay

For the third year in a row the band were delighted to be asked to play for the English China Clay annual reunion. Last year the event was held in Coventry, this year the event was held a little closer to home in East Wittering. The band played for their thanksgiving service followed by a […]

Eastleigh Bandstand

Following on from the previous night’s Olympic Ceremony the band attempted to top this by playing at Eastleigh Bandstand. Unfortunately, our efforts were doomed to fall just short of the remarkable event that had heralded the London Olympic Games. We did acknowledge the event with our rendition of John William’s “Olympic Spirit” composed for the […]