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Shirley Band Teams Up With New Children's Choir And Singers From Longborough Festival Opera

Shirley Band, from Solihull near Birmingham, has just performed in concert with a 40-strong new choir for children with additional educational needs and professional singers from Longborough Festival Opera.

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Shirley Band celebrates 100 years of music making

Shirley Band from Solihull in the West Midlands has just celebrated 100 years of music making with a special centenary concert which featured an augmented band made up of current and former members.

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The Shirley Band Centenary Concert - Saturday 11th May 2019

Calling all former band members and musicians with a past association with The Shirley Band

We have the greatest pleasure in inviting you to a very special concert to celebrate 100 years of The Shirley Band on Saturday 11th May, at 7.00 p.m. at Shirley Baptist Church, Stratford Road, Shirley Solihull, B90 3BD.

We hope that this celebration concert will be an opportunity to meet friends old and new, enjoy the performance and if you wish, to join the band on stage to perform in the pieces that will conclude this very special concert.

We hope you will be able to join us on this very special day.

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Shirley Band Continues Remembrance Tradition at Shirley

William Henry Hodesdon, founder of The Shirley Band, playing the Last Post in the 1920s at the Shirley War Memorial at St James Church in Shirley.

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Brass star to hold free masterclass in Solihull for brass players

Cornet virtuoso Mark Wilkinson, the principal cornet of one of the UK’s top brass bands, the Fodens Band, is to hold a free masterclass for brass players in Solihull on Sunday 20 May.

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Shirley Band appoints top ranking conductor and signs-up new players

Shirley Band from Solihull in the West Midlands has appointed David Hirst to the role of Principal Conductor and signed a number of new players to its ranks.

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Photograph for the Band Archives

The band were delighted to recently hear from a former member of the band who sent this wonderful photograph of the band for the website Gallery.

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Top brass Shirley Band scoops third place in Regional Brass Band Championships - and qualifies for place in National Championships

The Shirley Band, a 28-strong brass band from Solihull, has clinched a coveted place in the annual National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain - after coming third in the Midlands regional championships.

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