Tickets now on sale for Christmas Concert

Tickets for our Christmas concert on Saturday 2nd December are on sale now. The concert will take place at St. James Road Methodist Church in Shirley beginning at 3:00pm. Tickets priced £8 are available from members of the band, Ticketsource or can be purchased on the door (credit cards accepted).

We will be joined this year by two singing groups, Beat 44 Choir and Sing Heart and Soul.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Band to play joint concert with Nidaros Band

We are delighted to welcome the Nidaros Brass Band from Trondheim, Norway to the UK on a short tour. We will be performing a joint concert with them on Friday 26th May at Chandlers Ford Methodist Church (SO53 2GJ) starting at 7:30pm. Tickets are available from Ticketsource or can be purchased on the door.

Christmas Concert

The City of Southampton (Albion) Band will be hosting their Christmas Concert on Saturday 3rd December at 3:00pm (notice change of time) at the St. James Road Methodist Church in Shirley with special guests the Shepperd Singers. Tickets can be purchased from members of the band, through our secretary at or on the door for £7.50. All are welcome.

Successful 100th Anniversary Concert

On Saturday 17th September after a delay of two years the City of Southampton (Albion) Band were finally able to celebrate our centenary with a concert at the Turner Sims Concert Hall.

In front of an appreciative audience the band played a selection of pieces that reflected on our history. We were also joined by the 14th Eastleigh Scout and Guide Band, “The Spitfires” in order to recognise our roots as a scout band formed in the 1920s based in St. Mary’s.

The music in the programme included pieces that might have been played back in those early days, pieces we played for cruise ships, pieces that referenced the numerous foreign tours the band has undertaken over the last 30 years and others that were played at special events in our history.

Band at Turner Sims for 100th Anniversary Concert

However, there is no time for the band to rest on our laurels. We head off to Carvoeiro, Portugal for a weeks’ tour on Saturday where we will be playing a series of concerts across the Algarve. On our return we will be taking part in the annual Remembrance Parade at the Southampton Cenotaph before performing at a number of venues during the Christmas period. Look out for details coming soon.

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 traditional brass band piece as well. We’ve been rehearsing for the last several weeks since lockdown ended and are really looking forward to playing.

Romsey Bandstand

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.

We’re also looking forward to our tour in Portugal at the end of June. We’ll be staying in the town of Carvoeiro in the Algarve and doing several concerts in the surrounding area. Look us up if you’re around.

The culmination of our anniversary celebrations will be a weekend in September (18th-20th) where we will be holding a social event to which we hope to invite all our old players. We’ll also be holding a concert at the Turner Sims Hall on the Saturday and finally will be playing in an open air concert on the Sunday in the centre of Southampton.

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. We are joined this year by our special guests The Shepperd Singers. Tickets are available from the band and the church or can be purchased on the door on the night for £5.

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


Band playing at German Xmas Market


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 to provide the music for a carol service for a Turkey and Tinsel event. They then had to dash back to Southampton in order to provide carols for a mason’s event at Totton.

The highlight of the week was the band’s Xmas concert performed at St. James Road Methodist Church, Shirley on Saturday 9th Dec. A good sized audience saw the band play a mainly Christmas themed programme which was greatly appreciated by the audience.

Band at St. James Road Methodist Church

If that wasn’t enough the band did another Turkey and Tinsel carol service on Sunday in Bournemouth. It has been a busy couple of weeks but now we have a week off before playing carols at the Swaythling Neighbourhood Centre where the band rehearse each week. We will then play one final time at the German Xmas Market on Sat 23rd Dec.

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.