SHIPSTON TOWN BANDS

Concert

STOUR

BRASS

Woolly Jumpers Again For Stour!

   Yes as the heading suggests it’s ‘Shipston Wool Fayre’! The highly successful annual event hit town again this year, opened as previously by the Town’s second fine Band  Stour Concert.

    ‘From Small Acorns . . .’ they say, well this event that started so humbly has grown into a premier event in Shipston and this year was probably the best yet with the Town Square full of stalls, sheep and sheep-related demonstrations, complemented with some fine local music, starting by a short opening concert by Stour Concert Brass.

Charlie Cox addresses the cornets prior to the Band’s performance.
Charlie Cox addresses the cornets prior to the Band’s performance.
Sid Peachey, long-time band supporter listens as Luke and his team play.
Sid Peachey, long-time band supporter listens as Luke and his team play.
Luke and Bethan concentrate 
to produce yet another fine performance.
Luke and Bethan concentrate
to produce yet another fine performance.
Megan and Sasha share a stand
 as their contribution to the quartet.
Megan and Sasha share a stand
as their contribution to the quartet.
Luke, Bethan, Megan and Sasha dazzle the Fayre-goers with their playing.
Luke, Bethan, Megan and Sasha dazzle the Fayre-goers with their playing.
No conducting today for Dave as he takes Heidi’s place for the Wool Fayre.
No conducting today for Dave as he takes Heidi’s place for the Wool Fayre.
‘If you can’t beat ’em - join ’em!’
Caroline Banks joins Husband and son.
‘If you can’t beat ’em - join ’em!’
Caroline Banks joins Husband and son.
Sid Peachey adjudicates another fine performance of Stour Cocert.
Sid Peachey adjudicates another fine performance of Stour Cocert.
Charlie Cox strikes up the Band, 
at the start of another Shipston Fayre.
Charlie Cox strikes up the Band,
at the start of another Shipston Fayre.
Allen Birch heads up the Euph and Baris, whilst his brother - the Troms.
Allen Birch heads up the Euph and Baris, whilst his brother - the Troms.
Dave (right) smiles along with Anne and Caroline, behind a puzzled Sasha.
Dave (right) smiles along with Anne and Caroline, behind a puzzled Sasha.
Charlie Cox with a few wise, witty Welsh words for the assembled throng
Charlie Cox with a few wise, witty Welsh words for the assembled throng
Charlie Cox with a few words 
before the crowds arrive.
Charlie Cox with a few words
before the crowds arrive.
Charlie Cox leads the Band 
as the programme continues.
Charlie Cox leads the Band
as the programme continues.
Charlie Cox waves the stick, the Band plays and a few of the crowd look on.
Charlie Cox waves the stick, the Band plays and a few of the crowd look on.
Charlie Cox keeps and eye on
 Gordon and Colin on Bari.
Charlie Cox keeps and eye on
Gordon and Colin on Bari.
Ahh! The Birch Boys 
heading up their respective sections.
Ahh! The Birch Boys
heading up their respective sections.
Basses across the back -
All four of them.
Basses across the back -
All four of them.
Luke, Bethan, Megan and Sasha
hit ’em with ‘Marching Trumpets’
Luke, Bethan, Megan and Sasha
hit ’em with ‘Marching Trumpets’
Mr. Rippen (rear), Mr. Clemmons (front) 
and Mr. Bown (Rear).
Mr. Rippen (rear), Mr. Clemmons (front)
and Mr. Bown (Rear).
Troms - Dave, Hector and Richard.jpg
Troms - Dave, Hector and Richard.jpg