The Shirley Band - A West Midlands Brass Band. Latest news about the Shirley Band

Shirley Band News


Don Hodesdon Celebration Concert

In the Spring of 2020, the Shirley Band learned of the passing of their President, Donald (Don) Hodesdon. Grandson of the band’s founder, William H Hodesdon, Don had joined the band in 1940, and apart from a brief spell stationed at Catterick during his National Service, had remained a member ever since. In addition to being a talented cornet player, he had served in practically every role on the band’s committee and up until 2015 was a regular fixture at band rehearsals.

More on this story ........


Shirley Announce Partnership with Warwick University Brass Society

In a new initiative, the Shirley Band and Warwick University Brass Society have formed a partnership that will see students participating in rehearsals, concerts and potentially contests, with the Solihull-based Championship Section band.

More on this story ........


Shirley Band Debuts Dynamic Duo

Two new players join the ranks of the Shirley Band as we look to consolidate our position in the Championship Section in 2023.

More on this story ........


Shirley Band Christmas Concerts Serve Up a Festive Treat

We had a fantastic Christmas Children’s matinee concert and evening Christmas concert on Saturday, at the beautiful Shirley Baptist Church.

More on this story ........


Celebrate Christmas with the Shirley Brass Band

Solihull’s Shirley Band is to celebrate Christmas on Saturday December 3 with an afternoon children’s concert and an evening concert at Shirley Baptist Church. Music from two Christmas crackers will include traditional festive music, music from the film Frozen and The Polar Express, sing-a-long Christmas carols and arrangements of modern Yuletide music.

More on this story ........


Three New Players join Shirley Band

The Shirley Band has strengthened its ranks ahead of its promotion to the Midlands Area Championship Section in 2023. Joining are principal euphonium, Richard Corser-Wallace, Daniel Lucas on flugel and Alec Banner on percussion.

More on this story ........


Shirley Band Stalwart Celebrates 70 years

Shirley Band stalwart Robin Mills has just celebrated 70 years as a loyal member of the Solihull brass band.

More on this story ........


Shirley Band's Annual Last Night of the Proms

Tickets are now on sale for Shirley Band's annual Last Night of the Proms concert on 24 September 2022.

More on this story ........


Shirley Band Christmas Concerts 2019

Shirley Band from Solihull near Birmingham, which is celebrating its centenary year, is holding its annual Christmas concert and Christmas Children’s concert on Saturday 7 December at Shirley Baptist Church.

The band’s popular evening ‘Brass at Christmas’ concert, which will feature a range of festive music from traditional carols to Christmas film music and songs, is to be sponsored by the family owned independent Earlswood Garden & Landscape Centre.

More on this story ........


Shirley Band appoints Tom Stoneman as its new Musical Director

The Shirley Band from Solihull near Birmingham in the West Midlands has appointed Royal Birmingham Conservatoire’s (RBC) first postgraduate brass band conducting student, Tom Stoneman, as its new Musical Director.

More on this story ........


For older news items click here