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Alex Jeffrey Joins the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain

Congratulations to Shipston Town Band’s young solo trombone player Alex Jeffrey who has been offered a place in the prestigious National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain commencing with the Easter Course in 2024. Being a member of this famous brass band offers Alex the chance to play with the very best young players in […]

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Remembrance weekend 2023

As is customary, on Saturday 11th November, a short period of Remembrance, organised by Mike Wells of the Shipston Branch of the British Legion, took place in Shipston High Street.The crowds were silent and no traffic moved. The 2-minute silence was punctuated by the Last Post and Reveille played by Bob Pitts of Shipston Town

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Happy Birthday Peter

The former conductor of Shipston Town Band, Peter Stevens, celebrated his 86th birthday last week and was joined by Dave Birch and Dave Clemons with whom he worked closely during his successful period in the 1970s and early 1980s where he shared the conducting duties with Richard Nash. Amongst Peter’s conducting successes was First place at

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Band stalwart David Birch retires after 65 years

Members of Shipston Town Bands bid farewell to one of their longest-serving members this week when stalwart David Birch retired after 65 years. David performed as principal euphonium of Shipston Town Band for the final time at Sanders Park bandstand in Bromsgrove on Sunday afternoon, after more than six decades of brass banding. And on

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