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Sun is shining in the sky...

As ELO once sang — 'there ain't a cloud in sight' today — so why not enjoy a brass band concert in the park. It's better than worrying about the England football team and the latest Brexit travails on Love Island...

Bandstand
  Why not enjoy the sunshine by also enjoying a bandstand concert too

The sun is out all day to today according to the weather experts, so why not pack a few sandwiches and the odd sausage roll, a few cans of whatever takes your fancy and head to your nearest park to enjoy a brass band concert.

It will be better than having to worry about England having to beat the mighty Panama in the World Cup, or whether Lewis Hamilton will win the Grand Prix in France, or even wondering if Hayley Hughes really didn't have a clue about Brexit on Love Island.

Bands in the Park

There are performances all around the country — so just tap in 'Bands in the Park' into your search engine and find out if there is one taking place near you today.

You can always catch up with 'Love Island' later...

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March 25 • we are looking for cornet players, position negotiable and Bb bass players. We practice on Thursday and Sunday evenings at Stanton by Dale close to M1.


Steve Pritchard-Jones

FTCL LTCL LDBBA DipMusEd GMus QTS NPQH
Conductor, Adjudicator, Teacher