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Mark Wilkinson

Wilkinson to lead free masterclass attraction

May 11, 2018
Foden's principal cornet Mark Wilkinson will lead a free masterclass for players in Solihull later this month.


Shirley showcases Christmas delights

December 13, 2017
The Shirley Band and friends recently provided a sell out audience with plenty of Christmas musical treats.

Shirley Band

Shirley open up their Cheltenham Journal

September 11, 2015
The Shirley Band will be opening its doors to reveal the secrets of their 'Alchymist's Journal' ahead of their Cheltenham appearance.

Guide Dogs charity

Guide Dog help for Bennett and Batten

January 7, 2015
Paul Bennett and Richard Batten have helped the Shirley Band raise much needed funds for the Guide Dogs charity.

tuba players

Tuba team tops thirty at Shirley

August 23, 2014
A remarkable quartet of tuba players have just notched up 30 years of foundation work at the Shirley Band.

Guide Dogs

Shirley guide funds in the right direction

December 11, 2013
The Shirley Band has been helping guide funds in the right canine direction...


Titanic remembered at Shirley

May 17, 2012
The loss of the great liner has been remembered with an unique composition from the pen of David Bishop-Rowe.


Surpirse for Shirley

December 21, 2011
The Shirley Band recently enjoyed their Christmas Concert with the aid of some surprise guests.


Shirley help Sir in the Lion's Den

November 8, 2011
The Shirley Band recently brought their Autumn concert series to a spectacular close — and saved one teacher from a mauling...


Shirley keeps mum happy...

October 11, 2011
The Shirley Band recently kept their concert punters happy — including the MD's mum...

Shirley Band

Shirley welcomes new trio

June 16, 2011
A new trio of players has come to the ranks of the Shirley Band.


Our England for Shirley

April 17, 2011
Shirley sparkle to help English cause and team up with Dyke founder.


Crash, bang, wallop...

December 25, 2010
Shirley's MD Kevin Short may well be finding himself on 'You've Been Framed'...


Shirley team up with Bishop-Rowe

November 18, 2010
David Bishop-Rowe is the new man at the helm at Shirley Band.


Shirley thanks Dave

October 28, 2010
Coming and goings at Shirley as Dave Lea departs as new and old players are celebrated...


Shirley recruitments

October 29, 2009
The Shirley Band has recruited new players to the trombone and cornet ranks.


Dave teams up with Shirley

October 15, 2009
Dave Lea is the new MD of the Shirley Band.


Green shoots of growth at Shirley

October 30, 2008
Alwyn Green and the Shirley Band add new players to the ranks.


Shirley go Green

January 10, 2008
The Shirley Band has opted for a Green direction for the future.

Tredegar Town Band - Mussorgsky meets Mozart

Wednesday 20 June • ROYAL BIRMINGHAM CONSERVATOIRE, Birmingham City University, 200 Jennens Rd, Birmingham. B4 7XR

Black Dyke Band - Halifax Choral Society

Saturday 23 June • Victoria Theatre, 2 Fountain St, Halifax HX1 1BP

The Marple Band - The Marple Band presents Music from Musicals

Saturday 23 June • Stockport Grammar School. Buxton Road. Stockport SK2 7AF

Elland Silver Band - Elland Silver Band

Saturday 23 June • Blackley Blackley Church Prospect View Elland HX5 0TD

York Railway Institute Band - Dan Thomas - Euphonium

Saturday 23 June • Central Methodist Church. St Saviourgate. York. YO1 8NQ YO1 8NQ

Jackfield Band

June 18 • Invite applications for upcoming Principal Cornet Vacancy. Due to University in September an opportunity to join a hard working sociable band with a reputation for entertaining concerts and contest successes has arisen.

Ripon City band

June 17 • Ripon City Band require EEb Bass, Bb Cornet and Percussion (Kit and/or tuned). We are a welcoming First Section band with a varied programme of engagements and contests. We rehearse in Ripon on Tuesday and Friday evenings at 7.40.

Glossop Old Band

June 16 • Glossop Old Band is looking to appoint a new Musical Director. We are a friendly first section band with some contesting and a good mix of concerts. Rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings 8.00-10.00pm at our Band Club at Derby Street, Glossop, SK13 8LP

John Ward

Conductor, Adjudicator