Brass bands herald the summer season at key local performances

The sounds of brass heralded the beginning of a busy summer season for Shipston Town Band at performances to mark the Coronation in Shipston and at Stratford bandstand. The band’s newly formed brass ensemble delighted crowds at Coronation celebrations in Shipston High Street on Sunday 8 May. The ensemble, led by bass player Ken Smith,

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Pub quiz raises money for town band

A charity quiz in Shipston has raised a thousand pounds and donated the money to support the town’s much-loved brass band. Thirst Edition, a micropub in Church Street, raised the money through collections at its regular Thursday quiz nights. The funds raised are donated to a local charity once they hit the £1,000 target – and

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