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Pershore Midsummer Brass 2015


The Shirley Band took part in the annual Midsummer Brass Festival at Pershore in Worcestershire. In the first concert of the afternoon at Pershore Baptist Church, the band celebrated the 150th anniversary of the Salvation Army and, as the event took place on 4 July our second concert, at the Angel Inn, took on an American theme.

The band was on fine form despite the heat with some great solo playing from Principal Euphonium Kevin Short, Principal Baritone, Richard Robinson and Principal Cornet, Rob Green.

However the highlight of our performances for both audience and band was the playing of Paul Bennett (Principal Horn of the Flowers Band) who not only played solo horn for the band but performed two solos with a superb display of virtuosity.

On next to the National Finals in Cheltenham in September and then a very busy Christmas.