The band was founded in March of 1953 in the Parish of “The Good Shepherd” Downham, Bromley, Kent. The founders were Cyril Mahoney, Tom Whinder and Tom Shea all accomplished musicians. (Trombone, Clarinet and Cornet respectively)
They were soon joined by others and in May were playing for outdoor church services in the Parish. Appropriately the Band was called “The Good Shepherd Band”.
A programme of sports days and garden fetes rapidly developed in addition to Church music and by its second year was engaged on almost every Saturday and Sunday in May and June in and around South East London.
Rehearsals take place during term time between 7:45 and 9:15pm at Bishop Justus School on Magpie Lane in Bromley.
Occasionally we play on Friday evening at a different venue so it would be wise to contact us beforehand if you were planning to visit.
Visitors never forget their first breathtaking vision of Leeds Castle in Kent, rising majestically from the moat as it has done for almost 900 years.
With 500 acres of beautiful parkland and formal gardens, daily activities, free flying falconry displays, spectacular events, special tours and year round attractions, Leeds Castle is one of the best days out in Kent, you will want to come back time and again!
Open all year, there is something new for everyone to discover every day. Your admission ticket allows you to visit as many times as you like for 12 months, including many of our events throughout the year.
Admission Prices (Include free repeat visits for 12 months)
Senior Citizen £22.50
Child (4-15 years) £17.50
Disabled Adult Visitors £22.50
Disabled Visitors Under 16 £14.50
Under 4's Free
Whilst every effort goes into ensuring this gig listing is accurate and up to date, always check with the venue before you travel.