9th Dec, 2016

Shirley Band to host Christmas concert

Coventry Editorial 29th Nov, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A BAND which was formed almost a centenary ago will be taking to the stage for a special charity Christmas concert.

Audiences can expect an array of music from one of Solihull’s oldest organisations – Shirley Band – which will be appearing at St James the Great Church, off Church Road, on December 4.

The 25-strong brass group, which competed and qualified for the national brass band finals earlier this year, formed in 1919 and is one of Solihull’s oldest organisations.

The concert will also be conducted by the musical director David Bishop Rowe, who has arranged and written some of the music.

Brian Johnson, the band’s secretary, said Christmas was always one of the busiest times of the year for them with the band performing at dozens of engagements across Solihull and Birmingham.

“We’re delighted to be making space in our diary to perform at St James,” he added.

“So if you want to get into the Christmas spirit, then why not come along.”

The show starts at 7.30pm and tickets are £7.50 for adults, £6 for concessions and free for children under 12.

Visit www.ticketsource.co.uk/shirleyband or call 07725 551374 for more.