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We’re Back!

After an 18 month break because of COVID the City of Southampton (Albion) Band are back this weekend at Romsey Bandstand. We will be playing at the bandstand in Memorial Park from 2:30pm to 4:30pm. Come along and listen to a wide variety of music from marches to musicals, classical to pop and the odd […]

2020 our 100th Anniversary

After a busy Christmas period we are now looking forward to events happening in our 100th anniversary year. Apart from the usual engagements that we have, we’re looking forward to welcoming the Nidaros Band from Trondheim in Norway. We’ll be doing a joint concert with them on Fri 29th May in Chandlers Ford Methodist Church. […]

Please note change to venue for Christmas concert

Due to building work happening at St. James Road Methodist Church, we have had to make a late change to our venue for this year’s Christmas Concert. We are very grateful to the Parish Church of St. John the Evangelist in Rownhams for hosting us for this annual Christmas celebration concert on Saturday 7th December. […]

Christmas Concert Tickets now available

Tickets for our annual Christmas concert are now available from members of the band. We will aim to play a wide variety of music including a number of Christmas favourites. We would love to see you and your friends and family at St. James Road Methodist Church, Shirley on Sat 8th December at 19:30. 

Busy Christmas Period

    The band have been busy with Christmas related jobs since the end of November. We first appeared at the German Xmas market in Southampton next to the Bargate on Sat 27th Nov. We played again at the Xmas Market on Sun 3rd Dec. On Wed 6th Dec the band travelled down to Bournemouth […]

Xmas Concert Tickets now available

Our Xmas concert will be on Saturday 9th December this year at St. James Road Methodist Church in Shirley. Tickets are available from members of the band or can be purchased on the door priced £5. We look forward to seeing you there.

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 […]