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The Band, now styled on Military Band instrumentation, was originally founded by a small nucleus of 7 or 8 young musicians in February 1992, following the demise of the Evesham Sea Cadet Corps Band. The number of members achieving good results for examinations set by the Royal Schools of Music has resulted in the Band rapidly gaining recognition as a successful training ground for young musicians and aspiring adults within the Vale of Evesham.
Having also attracted support from a number of other experienced local instrumentalists, to supplement the backing and expertise of an excellent tuition staff, the Band has grown from strength to strength. The Band has a wide repertoire of popular music - featuring standards, songs from the shows, movie themes and many of today’s classics.
Smartly uniformed, the Band presents it’s members in colourful royal blue jackets, which show contrasting navy cuffs and lapels, trimmed with gold braid. This is complimented by black trousers and matching black tie bearing the Band’s own distinctive logo in gold; bringing a touch of splendour to every occasion.
Now popular throughout the Midlands, the Band has performed at many prestigious events such as providing conference music for LAUTRO and performing at the hospitality Open Day. ‘’Fly High with SONIX’’, appearances at Garden Parties, Carnivals, Fetes and Parades across the region and playing suitable programmes of music for Afternoon Concerts in Parks at various towns including Cheltenham, Gloucester, Kidderminster, Leamington Spa, Stroud, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwick and Worcester.
* There is NO weekly or annual subscription
* Instruments readily available if required at no cost
* Unrivalled standard of help and instruction is freely given to aspiring players
* Motivating social activities are occasionally held
* The Concert Band uses both brass and woodwind instruments
* Players are not restricted to one style of music
*"Swing Band" and specialist smaller groups available
Originally the Abbey Grounds, the park is very close to the main part of the town and provides a fresh green setting for this historic but still vibrant Abbey.
The park has lovely mature trees including a tree carving sculpture and plenty of open grass area. There is a children's play area, a children's water play area and also a skate park.
The bandstand, which officially opened on the 28th November 2010, came about due to Pershore Youth Council who in September 2009 took the idea of a youth shelter to Pershore Town Council and after consideration chose a bandstand as it would serve a dual purpose.
The Town Clerk from Pershore and the Parks Officer from Wychavon District Council worked together on the project. The Youth Council raised some of the money by holding a music festival and other activities, and the Town Clerk successfully sought a variety of other funders, as can be seen from the panel inside the shelter.
Anyone wishing to hold a band concert in the park during the summer should contact the Pershore Town Clerk on 01386 561561.
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