Concerts

Here you will find details of our upcoming concerts:

Eastleigh Christmas Lights Switch On, 16th November 2019

We’ll be playing 2 sets of carols, from 1 to 2pm and 3 to 4pm, underneath the Christmas tree in central Eastleigh.

 

Christmas concert, 7th December 2019

More info to follow.

 

Previous concerts:

Eastleigh band stand, 30th June 2019

The weather was kind to us when we took to Eastleigh Bandstand on 30th June 2019.

We entertained our appreciative audience with popular pieces including a Michael Jackson Medley, The Dambusters and the Pink Panther. With a short interval to allow the band a well earned ice-cream, the second half started with Thunderbirds and The Lion King.

We enjoy playing these more informal gigs just as much as our more formal concerts.

 

Private concert at Grove Place retirement village, 15th June 2019

The band concert at grove place is an annual fixture in the bands calendar. Although the changeable weather prevented us from playing outside, we enjoyed playing in the grade 1 listed building. 

The residents were as appreciable as ever, and particularly seemed to enjoy the Dambusters march and selections from Mary Poppins. The band enjoyed the delicious cream tea that was very kindly provided! All in all an excellent concert which raised money for the bands nominated charity, smile4wessex.

 

Indoor picnic concert, April 2019

The band and audience alike had a great time at our indoor family-friendly picnic concert at the Brookfield School, Warsash. Our young audience was allowed to run around, play and enjoy a wide selection of cakes while we introduced them to our music. We showed them the different instruments in our band and a few young conductors even put us through our musical paces to great applause!

Thanks to the cake sale and generous gifts of the audience we managed to raise £400 for our charity of the year, Smile4Wessex.
 
 

Christmas concert 2018

Our Christmas concert for 2018 was held in St Luke’s Church, Hedge End. It ended up being a very busy day as earlier a group of the band had also played carols at a local garden centre to entertain shoppers and those waiting to meet Father Christmas! 

The selection of music for the concert included a wide ranging selection, from Karl Jenkins Palladio to John Williams, to the muppet classic Mah Na Ma Na featuring Dani on baritone sax. Other pieces featuring particular instruments included Baby It’s Cold Outside (Heather on alto sax and Adam on trumpet).

The second half of the concert was based on Christmas favourites, including Fairytale of New York, Santa Baby, selections from the Nutcracker, finishing with we wish you a merry Christmas.

The festive mood raised £435, split between the waterfall trust and the Hampshire & IOW air ambulance .