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Based in the London Borough of Bexley, Belvedere Concert Band has gained a reputation as one of the leading concert bands in the South-East, attracting both experienced and aspiring musicians from the surrounding areas.
The Band performs a wide repertoire of music, ranging from light classical and traditional music, to music from stage and screen, 'big band' and popular standards. Dependent on the nature of the concert, the Band can engage supporting vocalists, or join forces with a full choir. For most concerts the Band will use its full complement of around 45 musicians, but for certain special occasions, a smaller band may be provided.
The types of concerts the band have performed in the last year include, bandstand concerts, picnic concerts, indoor charity concerts, private functions wanting focal entertainment, Christmas concerts, Remembrance concerts, themed concerts: music of the movies, musicals, summer programme, classical / proms, big band / jazz, wind band / concert band.
Depending on the event we are happy to discuss travelling further afield but generally cover, #London #kent #bexley #bexleyheath #sidcup #dartford #blackheath #welling #belvedere
All photos courtesy of Roger M Stevens ARPS DPAGB
Hexagonal bandstand surrounded by lawns and trees, with concerts for an audience in deckchairs.
Overlooking the River Thames and home to one of London’s most iconic views, Greenwich Park is an amazing mix of 17th century landscape, stunning gardens and a rich history that dates back to Roman times.
The Bandstand was erected in 1891, the same year as the park's only surviving Victorian granite drinking fountain, this Grade II listed structure is located on the south-east side of Great Cross Avenue. The field surrounding it is known as Bandstand Field.
The metal was cast by the Coalbrookdale Company, famous for its decorative ironwork. 40 years before, the company exhibited the Coalbrookdale Gates (now in Kensington Gardens) at the Great Exhibition. The iron bandstand in Montpellier Gardens, Cheltenham, was also cast at Coalbrookdale and erected in 1864 - making it the country's oldest surviving iron bandstand.
This bandstand is used today as a traditional meeting point for leisure activities and sponsored events.
Whilst every effort goes into ensuring this gig listing is accurate and up to date, always check with the venue before you travel.