SHIPSTON TOWN BANDS

2018

NOVEMBER

Saturday, 24th November

CHRISTMAS LIGHT SWITCH-ON - WELLESBOURNE

Stour Concert Brass

The Precinct, School Road, Wellesbourne, Warwickshire, CV35 9NL

INFORMATION FOR BAND MEMBERS:  Non-uniform event, details to follow or from band secretary.

Saturday, 24th November

STRATFORD VICTORIAN MARKET - STRATFORD-UPON-AVON

Shipston Town Bands

11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Corn Market, opposite Town Hall, Sheep Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

INFORMATION FOR BAND MEMBERS: Small group, secretary has details.

Saturday, 24th November

CHRISTMAS LIGHT SWITCH-ON - WELLESBOURNE

Shipston Town Bands

5.15-6.15 p.m., The Precinct, School Road, Wellesbourne, Warwickshire, CV35 9NL

INFORMATION FOR BAND: Meet 4.45 Play from 5.15 to 6.15  p.m.Gazebo is provided for shelter and chairs are also provided


DECEMBER

Saturday, 1st December

CAROLS FOR SHOPPERS - WELLESBOURNE

Shipston Town Bands

10.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m., and 12.30-2.30 p.m. (rolling band), Sainsbury Superstore, Loxley Road, Wellesbourne, Warwickshire, CV35 9JY.

Saturday, 1st December

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS - LONG MARSTON

Shipston Town Bands

6.15 to 7 p.m. and 7.45 to 8.15 p.m. Masons Arms, Welford Road, Long Marston, Warwickshire, CV37 8RG

INFORMATION FOR BAND: Meet 6 p.m. to set-up.

Saturday, 1st December

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS - BISHOPS ITCHINGTON

Shipston Town Bands

5.15-5.45 p.m. and then 6-6.15 p.m., Butchers Arms, 11 Fisher Road, Bishops Itchington, Warwickshire, CV47 2RE

Arrive 5 p.m. play 5.15 to 5.45 p.m. and then 6t o 6.15 p.m.

Sunday, 2nd December

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT - SHIPSTON-ON-STOUR

Shipston Town Band

7.30 p.m., Townsend Hall, Sheep Street, Shipston-on-Stour,

Warwickshire, CV36 4AE.

INFORMATION FOR BAND: Please be prepared to arrive early if help is needed with setting-up. Remember to bring mince pies and raffle prizes.Sunday, 2nd December

Tuesday, 4th December

CAROLS FOR SHOPPERS - STRATFORD-UPON-AVON

Shipston Town Bands

7 to 9 p.m., Tesco Superstore, Birmingham Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 0UA

Wednesday, 5th December

SHIPSTON STREETS - SHIPSTON-ON-STOUR

Shipston Town Bands - Meet at the band hall to leave 7 p.m.

Thursday, 6th December

SHIPSTON STREETS - SHIPSTON-ON-STOUR

Shipston Town Bands - Meet at the band hall to leave 7 p.m.

Friday, 7th December

VICTORIAN MARKET - STRATFORD-UPON-AVON

Shipston Town Bands - (Small Group)

11 a.m., The Corn Market, (opposite Town Hall), Sheep Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6EF.

INFORMATION FOR BAND: Meet 10.45 for an 11 a.m. start, this will be a small group performance, details from Band Secretary. a gazebo is provided for shelter.

Friday, 7th December

CAROLS FOR SHOPPERS - STRATFORD-UPON-AVON

Shipston Town Bands

6-8 p.m., Waitrose, The Rosebird Centre, Shipston Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 8LU

INFORMATION FOR BAND: A small band of 6 or 7 plus 2 collectors.

Friday, 7th December

VICTORIAN EVENING - SHIPSTON-ON-STOUR

Shipston Town Bands

5.45-7.15 p.m., The Square, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire, CV36 4AJ

INFORMATION FOR BAND: Play at 5.45 until 6 p.m. to welcome visitors and then for Carol Service at 6 until 7.15 p.m. Charlie Cox conducts.

Saturday, 8th December

CAROLS FOR SHOPPERS - MORETON-IN-MARSH

Shipston Town Bands

10.30 a.m.-12.30 p.m. and 12.30-2.30 p.m., Budgens Superstore, High Street, Moreton-in-Marsh, Glous., GL56 0AH.

Saturday, 8th December

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS - TYSOE

Shipston Town Bands

5-5.30 p.m. approx., By Christmas Tree, Main Street, Middle Tysoe, Warwickshire, CV35 0SE

INFORMATION FOR BAND: Meet 4.30 p.m., play from 5 p.m. for about half an hour.

Saturday, 8th December

FREEMASONS DINNER - STRATFORD-UPON-AVON

Shipston Town Bands - Small Group Only

9 p.m., The Masonic Hall, Great William Street, Stratford-upon-avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6RY

INFORMATION FOR BAND MEMBERS: Carols only and we need 7 to 9 players, please arrive by 8.45 p.m. for a 9 p.m. start.

Sunday, 9th December

CAROLS FOR SHOPPERS - STRATFORD-UPON-AVON

Shipston Town Bands

10.30 a.m.-12.30 p.m.  and 12.30-2.30 p.m., Tesco Superstore, Birmingham Rd., Stratford-upon-Avon, Warks., CV37 0UA.     

Tuesday, 11th December

CAROLS FOR SHOPPERS - STRATFORD-UPON-AVON

Shipston Town Bands

7-9 p.m., Tesco Superstore, Birmingham Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 0UA.

Wednesday, 12th December

SHIPSTON STREETS - SHIPSTON-ON-STOUR

Shipston Town Bands - Meet at the band hall to leave 7 p.m.

Thursday, 13th December

SHIPSTON STREETS - SHIPSTON-ON-STOUR

Shipston Town Bands - Meet at the band hall to leave 7 p.m.

Friday, 14th December

BOOKING TO FOLLOW

Saturday, 15th December

CAROLS FOR SHOPPERS - BANBURY

Shipston Town Bands

10.30 a.m.-12.30 p.m. and 12.30 p.m.-2.30 p.m. (rolling band), Tesco Extra, Lockheed Close, Banbury, Oxon, OX16 1LX

Sunday, 16th December

BOOKING TO FOLLOW

Sunday, 16th December

LESSONS AND CAROLS - SHIPSTON-ON-STOUR

6 p.m., St. Edmunds’ Church, Church Street, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire, CV36 4AP.

INFORMATION FOR BAND MEMBERS: Meet 5.30 to set-up for 6 p.m. start.

Monday, 17th December

CAROL SERVICE - LOWER QUINTON

Shipston Town Bands - (including training Band)

7.30 p.m., College Arms, Lower Quinton, Warwickshire, CV37 8SG

INFORMATION FOR BANDS: Meet 7.15 p.m. for a 7.30 p.m. start. - TBC

Tuesday, 18th December

CAROLS FOR SHOPPERS - MORETON-IN-MARSH

Shipston Town Bands - (Including Training Band)

10.30 a.m.-12.30 p.m., Budgens Superstore, High Street, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, GL56 0AH.

Tuesday, 18th December

CAROLS FOR SHOPPERS - STRATFORD-UPON-AVON

Shipston Town Bands

7-9 p.m., Tesco Superstore, Birmingham Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 0UA.

Wednesday, 19th December

CAROLS FOR SHOPPERS - BANBURY

10.30 a.m.-12.30 p.m. and 12.30-2.30 p.m. (rolling band), Sainsbury Superstore, Oxford Rd., Banbury, Oxon, OX16 9XA

Wednesday, 19th December

CAROL SERVICE - MORETON-IN-MARSH

Shipston Town Band

7.30 p.m., Fire College, London Road, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, GL56 0RH

INFORMATION FOR BAND: Meet 6.45 p.m. to start at 7.30 p.m. Charlie Cox will conduct.

Thursday, 20th December

CAROLS FOR SHOPPERS - BANBURY

Shipston Town Bands

10.30 a.m.-12.30 p.m. and 12.30-2.30 p.m. (rolling band), Morrisons, Swan Close Road, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX16 5AQ

Friday, 21st December

CAROLS FOR SHOPPERS - WELLESBOURNE

Shipston Town Bands

10.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m., and 12.30-2.30 p.m. (rolling band), Sainsbury Superstore, Loxley Road, Wellesbourne, Warwickshire, CV35 9JY.

Saturday, 22nd December

CAROLS FOR SHOPPERS - BANBURY

Shipston Town Bands

10.30 a.m.-12.30 p.m. and 12.30-2.30 p.m. (rolling band), Waitrose, Southam Road, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX16 2FW.

Sunday, 23rd December

CAROLS FOR SHOPPERS - STRATFORD-UPON-AVON

Shipston Town Bands

10.30 a.m.-12.30 p.m. and 12.30-2.30 p.m. (rolling band), Tesco Superstore, Birmingham Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 0UA.

Monday, 24th December

CAROLS ON A CHRISTMAS EVE - SHIPSTON-ON-STOUR

The Square, High Street, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire, CV36 4AB

Shipston Training Band - 9.30 to 11 a.m. (plus help)

Shipston Town Bands - 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Monday, 24th December

CHRISTMAS EVE IN THE COTSWOLDS

Shipston Town Bands

Carols-on-the-Green, Luddington - Meet at 7.15 p.m.

The White Hart, Newbold-on-Stour - 8.45 p.m. approx.

The College Arms, Quinton, 9.30 p.m. approx., to be confirmed.

Tuesday, 25th December

CHRISTMAS DAY IN SHIPSTON-ON-STOUR

Group meets at Low Furlong at 10.15 a.m. followed by Rainbow Fields, The Hospital, Kath Roe’s bungalow and finally a visit to the Community Event at the Townsend Hall.


2019

FEBRUARY

Sunday,  24th February

O.D.B.B.A. Winter Contest - WOODSTOCK

Shipston Town Band

Marlborough School, Shipton Road, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1LP.

INFORMATION FOR BAND MEMBERS: Further details to follow via Band Secretary.

MARCH

Saturday,  9th March

MIDLAND AREA BRASS BAND CHAMPIONSHIPS - BEDWORTH/KENILWORTH

First Section – Bedworth Civic Hall, High Street, Bedworth, Warwickshire, CV12 8NF

Third Section – The Kenilworth School, Leys Lane, Kenilworth, CV8 2DA

Saturday,  10th March

MIDLAND AREA BRASS BAND CHAMPIONSHIPS - BEDWORTH/KENILWORTH

Championship Section - p.m. – Bedworth Civic Hall, High Street, Bedworth, Warwickshire, CV12 8NF

Second Section a.m. -– Bedworth Civic Hall, High Street, Bedworth, Warwickshire, CV12 8NF

Fourth Section - Shipston Town Band  – The Kenilworth School, Leys Lane, Kenilworth, CV8 2DA

INFORMATION FOR BAND MEMBERS: Further details to follow via Band Secretary.

Sunday, 25th March

WEST MIDLANDS B.B.A. SOLO CONTEST - STUDLEY

Members of Shipston Town Bands

All day event, Studley High School, Crooks Lane, Studley, Warwickshire, B90 7QX

INFORMATION FOR ENTRANTS: From Band Secretary.

Saturday, 30th March

THE BIG BRASS BAND - CRADLEY HEATH

Shipston Town Bands - Organised by West Midlands BBA

Afternoon rehearsal 2.30 p.m., evening concert at 7 p.m., Salvation Army, Meredith St., Cradley Heath, B64 5EP

INFORMATION FOR ATTENDEES AND SUPPORTERS: From Band Secretary. Massed band conducted by: Dave Lea.

APRIL

Saturday, 7th April

LEICESTERSHIRE B.B.A. SOLO, DUET AND QUARTET CONTEST - LOUGHBOROUGH

Members of Shipston Town Bands

All day event, Loughborough Endowed School, Leicester Road, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 2AQ

INFORMATION FOR ENTRANTS: From Band Secretary.

Good Friday, 19th April

WALK OF WITNESS - STRATFORD-UPON-AVON

STOUR CONCERT BRASS

Commences opposite Swan Fountain, Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6BB

INFORMATION FOR BAND MEMBERS: Regarding assembly times, etc. from Band Secretary.

Saturday, 27th April

WEDDING - SNITTERFIELD

Stour Concert Brass

St. James The Great Church, Church Road, Snitterfield, Warwickshire, CV37.

Sunday, 28th April -

O.D.B.B.A. SOLO CONTEST- WOODSTOCK

Members of Shipston Town Bands

All day event, Marlborough School (MEC), Shipston Road, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1LP

INFORMATION FOR BAND: Details and confirmation from Band Secretary.

MAY

Sunday, 19th May

BANDSTAND CONCERT - WORCESTER

Shipston Town Band

2.30-4.30 p.m., Bandstand, Cripplegate Gate Park, New Road, St. Johns, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR2 4QG

INFORMATION FOR BAND: Members should arrive at 1.45 p.m. to help set-up.

Monday, 27th May

SHIPSTON WOOL FAYRE - SHIPSTON-ON-STOUR

Stour Concert Brass

10-10.50 a.m., The Square, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire, CV36 4AG

INFORMATION FOR BAND: Members should arrive at 9.30 a.m. to help set-up.

JUNE

Sunday, 2nd June

BANDSTAND CONCERT - EVESHAM

Stour Concert Brass

2.30-4.30 p.m., Abbey Park, Evesham, Worcestershire, WR11 4ST

INFORMATION FOR BAND: Members should arrive at 1.45 p.m. to help set-up.

Saturday, 8th June

BURMINGTON FETE AND SHOW - BURMINGTON

Stour Concert Brass

2-4 p.m., Michael’s Field, rear of St. Barnabas and St. Nicholas Church, Burmington, Warwickshire, CV36 5AR.

INFORMATION FOR BAND: Actual performance time to be confirmed, members should arrive at 1.30 p.m. if its a 2 p.m start to help set-up.

Sunday, 9th June

BANDSTAND CONCERT - DROITWICH

Shipston Town Band

2.30-4.30 p.m., Lido Park, Worcester Road, Droitwich, Worcestershire, WR9 8AA.

INFORMATION FOR BAND: Members should arrive at 1.45 p.m.to help set-up. A car park is provided, however, this could be full and free street parking is available taking the next turn right passed the Lido car park next to the side entrance.

Saturday, 15th June

SHIPSTON PROMS CONCERT - SHIPSTON-ON-STOUR

Shipston Town Band

7.30 p.m., Townsend Hall, Sheep Street, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire, CV36 4AE

INFORMATION FOR BAND: Arrive at 6.45 p.m. to help set-up.

Sunday, 16th June

BANDSTAND CONCERT - BROMSGROVE

Stour Concert Brass

2.30 p.m., Sanders Park, Kidderminster Road, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, B61 7JP

INFORMATION FOR BAND: Members should arrive at 1.45 p.m. to help set-up.

Sunday, 23rd June

BANDSTAND CONCERT - EVESHAM

Shipston Town Band

2.30-4.30 p.m., Abbey Park, Evesham, Worcestershire, WR11 4ST

INFORMATION FOR BAND: Arrive at 1.45 p.m. to help set-up, parking is available leaving the centre of Evesham along the A4184 and taking a steep left just before the bridge and following the road the skirts Crown Meadow, some parking is available for band members only at the rowing club, however plenty of parking is available on the Crown Meadow car park.

JULY

Saturday, 6th July

PERSHORE MIDSUMMER BRASS - PERSHORE

Shipston Town Band

All day event, various venues in Pershore, Worcestershire, WR10 1AF

INFORMATION FOR BAND: Performance times and arrival times for Shipston Town Band are available from the Band Secretary and the postcode given is for the Angel Hotel. Some town centre parking is available, but is also available at the Abbey and other town car parks.

Sunday, 7th July

BANDSTAND CONCERT - DROITWICH

Stour Concert Brass

2.30-4.30 p.m., Lido Park, Worcester Road, Droitwich, Worcestershire, WR9 8AA.

INFORMATION FOR BAND: Members should arrive at 1.45 p.m.to help set-up. A car park is provided, however, this could be full and free street parking is available taking the next turn right passed the Lido car park next to the side entrance.

Sunday, 21st July

BANDSTAND CONCERT - ROYAL LEAMINGTON SPA

Shipston Town Band

2.30-4.30 p.m., Jephson Gardens, Newbold Terrace, Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV32 4EL     

INFORMATION FOR BAND: Members should arrive at 1.45 p.m.to help set-up. Car parking is available along the length of Newbold Terrace and other local car parks are available.

Sunday, 28th July

BANDSTAND CONCERT - STRATFORD-UPON-AVON

Shipston Town Band

2.30-4.30 p.m., Recreation Ground, Swans Nest Lane, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 7LT

INFORMATION FOR BAND: Members should arrive at 1.45 p.m.to help set-up. The postcode is for the Swans Nest Hotel, on Swans Nest Lane, continue passed the hotel and the lane will lead you to the entrance to the Recreation Ground, parking is charged for here at an hourly rate.

AUGUST

Saturday, 10th August

BRAILES ANNUAL SHOW - BRAILES

Stour Concert Brass

All day event, The Show Ground, Brailes, Oxfordshire, OX15 5AS

INFORMATION FOR BAND: Arrival and performance times for members are available from the Band Secretary. The postcode is for the show site, car oar parking is usually provided just passed the site in a field on the left, leaving Brailes.

Saturday, 17th August

TYSOE ANNUAL SHOW - TYSOE

Stour Concert Brass

All day event, The Sports and Recreation Ground, Middle Road, Tysoe, Warwickshire, CV35 0SR

OCTOBER

Sunday, 6th October

HARVEST FESTIVAL - GREAT WOLFORD

Stour Concert Brass

10.30 a.m.-12.30 p.m., St. Michael and All Angels Church, Off The Green, Great Wolford, Warwickshire,

INFORMATION FOR BAND: Arrive at 9.45 a.m. to help set-up. Great Wolford is to be found having left Shipston-on-Stour, heading towards Long Compton and is the second right turn out of Shipston.

Sunday, 13th October

O.D.B.B.A. ENTERTAINMENT CONTEST - WOODSTOCK

Shipston Town Band

All day event, Marlborough School (MEC), Shipston Road, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1LP

INFORMATION FOR BAND: Details and confirmation from Band Secretary.

Saturday, 19th October

AUTUMN CONCERT - SHIPSTON-ON-STOUR

Shipston Town Band

7.30 p.m., Townsend Hall, Sheep Street, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire, CV36 4AE

INFORMATION FOR BAND: Arrive at 6.45 p.m. to help set-up.

NOVEMBER

Saturday, 2nd November

WYCHAVON FESTIVAL OF BRASS - EVESHAM

Shipston Town Band

All day event, De Montfort School, Four Pools Road, Evesham, Worcestershire, WR11 1DQ.

INFORMATION FOR BAND: Details from Band Secretary, bands entry as yet to be confirmed.

Sunday, 10th November

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY - SHIPSTON-ON-STOUR

Shipston Town Bands

Band to meet at Band Hall.

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LIST UPDATED: Tuesday, 13th November, 2018

1 In common with  Bands throughout the U.K., the band perform publicly at a number of events inside and out. This list will be updated as performances are announced and details confirmed, (the list is updated regularly to include any changes and amendments). All the events listed are public events and you are welcome to come along and be entertained by the band, as most of the open air events are freely open to the public, however, some engagements that are advertised may carry an entrance fee or parking fees.