SHIPSTON TOWN BANDS

2019

DECEMBER

Sunday, 15th December

CAROLS FOR SHOPPERS - STRATFORD-UPON-AVON

Shipston Town Bands

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

Monday, 16th December

CAROL SERVICE - QUINTON     

Shipston Town Bands

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

INFORMATION FOR BAND: Meet 7.15 for a 7.30 p.m. start.  All bands including Juniors. Event T.B.C.

Tuesday, 17th December

CAROLS FOR SHOPPERS - MORETON-IN-MARSH

Shipston Town Bands

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

Tuesday, 17th December

CAROLS FOR SHOPPERS - STRATFORD-UPON-AVON

Shipston Town Bands

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

Wednesday, 18th December

CAROLS FOR SHOPPERS - CHIPPING NORTON

Shipston Town Bands

10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and 12.30 to 2.30 p.m. (rolling band), Co-Op, Albion Street, Chipping Norton, Oxon, OX7 5AB.

Wednesday, 18th December

CAROL SERVICE - MORETON-IN-MARSH

Shipston Town Band

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

INFORMATION FOR BAND: Meet 6.45, start at 7.30 p.m.

Thursday, 19th December

CAROLS FOR SHOPPERS - BANBURY

Shipston Town Bands

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

Friday, 20th December

CAROLS FOR SHOPPERS - WELLESBOURNE

Shipston Town Bands

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

Saturday, 21st December

CAROLS FOR SHOPPERS - BANBURY

Shipston Town Bands

10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and 12.30 to 2.30 p.m. (rolling band), Morrisons Banbury, 1 Swan Close,  Road, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX16 5AQ.

Sunday, 22nd December

CAROLS FOR SHOPPERS - STRATFORD-UPON-AVON

Shipston Town Bands

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

Sunday, 22nd December

CAROL SERVICE - SHIPSTON-ON-STOUR

Shipston Town Band

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

INFORMATION FOR BAND: Meet 5.30 for 6.00 p.m. start

Monday, 23rd December

CAROLS FOR SHOPPERS - WELLESBOURNE

Shipston Town Bands

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

Tuesday, 24th December - Christmas ’Eve Daytime     

CAROLS IN THE SQUARE - SHIPSTON-ON-STOUR

Shipston Town Bands

9.30 a.m. to 1 p.m., The Square, High Street, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire, CV36 4AJ

INFORMATION FOR BAND: 9.30-11 a.m. Juniors plus help, 11.00 to 1.00 Town Band and Concert Brass

Tuesday, 24th December - Christmas ’Eve Evening

BRASS ON A CHRISTMAS ’EVE

Shipston Town Bands

Meet at 7.15 p.m. Carols On The Green, The Green, Luddington, Stratford Upon Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 3.

8.45 p.m., The White Hart, Stratford Road, Newbold-on-Stour, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 8TS

9.30 p.m., event T.B.C. The College Arms, The Village Green, Lower Quinton, Warwickshire, CV37 8SG

Wednesday, 25th December

BRASS ON A CHRISTMAS DAY

Shipston Town Bands

Meet at 10.15 a.m., Low Furlong, Shipston-on-Stour, followed by Rainbow Fields, The Hospital,  Kath Roe and a visit to the Community Event at the Townsend Hall.

2020

JANUARY

Sunday, 5th January

FIRST REHEARSAL OF 2020

Shipston Town Band

FEBRUARY

Saturday, 22nd or Sunday 23rd February - (Shipston play on one or the other)

O.D.B.B.A. WINTER 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.

MARCH

Saturday, 7th March

MIDLAND AREA BRASS BAND CHAMPIONSHIPS - KENILWORTH

Shipston Town Band

All day event, Kenilworth School, Leyes Lane, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8 2DA

Saturday, 21st March

THE BIG BRASS BAND -  CRADLEY HEATH

SHIPSTON TOWN BANDS - Organised by West Midlands BBA

Rehearsal 2.30 p.m., concert at 7 p.m., Cradley Heath Salvation Army, Meredith Street, Cradley Heath, B64 5EP

INFORMATION FOR ATTENDEES AND SUPPORTERS: Members from any of the three Shipston Bands can get details from the Band Secretary if they wish to attend this gala event.

APRIL

Good Friday, 10th April     

PARADE 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.

Event T.B.C.

Sunday, 26th April

O.D.B.B.A. BRASS SOLO, DUET AND QUARTET CONTEST - WOODSTOCK

Members of Shipston Town Bands

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

INFORMATION FOR BAND: This event is open to all members of Shipston Town Bands, details and confirmation from Band Secretary.

MAY

Sunday, 3rd May

W.M.B.B.A. BRASS SOLO, DUET AND QUARTET CONTEST - STUDLEY

Shipston Town Bands

All day event, Studley High School, Crooks Lane, Studley, Warwickshire, B80 7QX

INFORMATION FOR BAND MEMBERS: This event is open to members of all three Shipston Bands, entry details area available from D. Birch.

Friday, 8th May

VE DAY 75th ANNIVERSARY - SHIPSTON-ON-STOUR

Shipston Town Band

Event T.B.C.

INFORMATION FOR BAND MEMBERS: We may be asked to play for the celebrations over the weekend

Sunday, 17th May

BANDSTAND CONCERT

Shipston Town Band

Full details to follow

JUNE

Sunday, 7th June

BANDSTAND CONCERT

Stour Concert Brass

Full details to follow

Sunday,14th June

BANDSTAND CONCERT

Shipston Town Band

Full details to follow

Saturday, 20th 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 MEMBERS: Members may be required to arrive early to help set-up hall and donations from members for the raffle would also be appreciated.

Sunday, 21st June

BANDSTAND CONCERT

Stour Concert Brass

Full details to follow

Sunday, 28th June

CITY OF COVENTRY AND WARWICKSHIRE BRASS FESTIVAL - LEAMINGTON SPA

Members of Shipston Town Bands

All day event, The Band Factory, Althorpe Street, Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV31 2AU

INFORMATION FOR ENTRANTS: Full details available from Band Secretary.

JULY

Saturday, 4th July

PERSHORE MIDSUMMER BRASS - PERSHORE

Shipston Town Band

All day event, Various venues: Chapman Court, Angel Inn garden, Star Inn, Methodist Church, Pershore Abbey, 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, 5th July

BANDSTAND CONCERT

Stour Concert Brass

Full details to follow

Sunday, 12th July

BANDSTAND CONCERT - STRATFORD-UPON-AVON

Shipston Town Band

INFORMATION FOR BAND: Full details available from Band Secretary.

Sunday, 19th July

BLETCHINGTON CENTENARY CONCERT -

Shipston Town Band

Full details to follow

Sunday, 26th July

BANDSTAND CONCERT

Shipston Town Band

Full details to follow

AUGUST

Saturday, 8th August

BRAILES 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, 15th August     

TYSOE SHOW - TYSOE

Stour Concert Brass

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

Saturday/Sunday 26th/27th September

NATIONAL BRASS BAND FINALS - CHELTENHAM

All day/two day event, The Centaur Centre, Cheltenham Racecourse Prestbury, Cheltenham, GL50 4SH

SEPTEMBER

Friday, 18th September

TRACEY SOLLIS CHARITY CONCERT - EVESHAM

Stour Concert Brass

7.30 p.m., The Arts Centre, Victoria Avenue, Evesham, Worcestershire, WR11 4QH.

INFORMATION FOR BAND: Park in the rear car park and meet at 6.45 p.m. for a 7.30 p.m. start.


OCTOBER

Sunday, 4th 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 9.45 a.m. to help set-up. Great Wolford is to be found having left Shipston, heading towards Long Compton and is the second right turn out of Shipston.

Saturday, 17th 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.

Sunday, October - Date to be announced

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

Shipston Town Band

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

INFORMATION FOR BAND: Details and confirmation from Band Secretary.

NOVEMBER

Sunday 8th November

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY PARADE AND SERVICE - SHIPSTON-ON-STOUR

Shipston Town Bands

Band to meet at Band Hall.

INFORMATION FOR BAND MEMBERS: From Band Engagement Secretary

Saturday, 28th November

CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE STARTS

Shipston Town Bands

DECEMBER

Sunday, 6th 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: Arrive at 6.45 p.m. to help set-up.

It is essential that members of Shipston Town Band and Stour Concert Brass need to inform the Band Secretary of their availability as soon as engagements are announced prior to acceptance.

SITE UPDATED:

Saturday,

14th December, 2019

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.


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Well everyone it's that time of year again

Shipston Town Bands will be out and about bringing a little bit of Christmas magic to all, in supermarkets, taverns, town centres and around the streets of Shipston-on-Stour.

Our diary opposite will be counting down the days as we look forward to that very special time of year again . . . Christmas.

Whether you're a playing member of one of our three town bands or just a visitor to our website you will see where we are and when, stop by and say hello this Christmastide.