Brass band set to celebrate patriotic day

Posted by: Belinda Hargreaves

Mon 15th April 2024

A St George’s Day Celebration is taking place in the streets of Higham and Shirland this month.
Between 1.30pm and 5.30pm on Saturday, April 27, the Shirland Welfare Brass Band will be performing in the area to mark the patriotic day.
The Shirland Welfare Band is a successful, vibrant brass band based in the village of Shirland. In addition to the main band the group runs a thriving training band to teach young players and beginners how to become accomplished brass players.
A band spokesman said: “To celebrate St George’s Day – The Shirland Welfare Band & Training Band will be providing an afternoon of entertainment around the streets of Higham and Shirland.
“It will be reminiscent of our world famous Santa Walk, with stops to play uplifting tunes at Higham Cross, Strettea Lane and the Red Lion, before concluding the afternoon with a concert, cream teas and liquid refreshments back at the Shirland Welfare.”
The spokesman continued: “If any youngsters of the area are interested in taking up a brass instrument and joining our training band, then please bring them along to talk to our band members, and to see how our local young players have worked their up from the training band and into one of the top bands in the Second Section, playing in competitions around the country.
“We look forward to seeing you all along our route, or at the Welfare itself.”

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