Tag Archives: John Bird

Solent Fellowship Band 20th Anniversary Dinner

On 22 October 2016, the night after a successful concert at Hayling Island, the Solent Fellowship Band held a dinner in celebration of the band’s 20th anniversary. Some 56 or so current and former members, with their partners, sat down in lovely surroundings at the Southampton Sholing Corps.  Read more

South Coast

The latest recording from the Solent Fellowship Band (Bandmaster John Bird) features an eclectic mix of music ranging from classics to new works.  Read more

Rainbow Centre Benefit Concert, Fareham

Solent Fellowship Band at Fareham, Benefit Concert for the Rainbow Centre

On Friday, 27 February 2015, the Solent Fellowship Band (Bandmaster John Bird) presented a charity concert on behalf of the Rainbow Centre at the Holy Trinity Church, Fareham. The band was honored that Nigel Atkinson Esq., Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant for Hampshire, together with his wife, Christine, were in attendance.  Read more

Bell Canto and Solent Fellowship Band in Concert

On Friday 31st October 2014, the Solent Fellowship Band (Bandmaster John Bird) and Bell Canto Hayling Island U3A handbell team (Conductor Derek Dunn) presented the third in a series of Bells and Brass concerts, held bi-annually in St. Mary’s Church, Hayling Island.   Read more

Fellowship Band Benefit Concert at Chandler’s Ford

On Friday, 26 September 2014, the Solent Fellowship Band (Bandmaster John Bird) and the One Achord Choir (Director Chris Warren) presented a charity concert at Chandler’s Ford Methodist Church. The concert raised nearly £600 toward the Community Outreach program of the church.  Read more

Blyth Visits Fellowship Band Rehearsal

The Solent Fellowship Band (Bandmaster John Bird) was delighted to welcome Bandmaster Andrew Blyth, Assistant Territorial Music Director, to lead a rehearsal on 23 June 2014.  Read more

Solent Fellowship Band Concert in Fareham

On Friday, 13 June 2014, the Solent Fellowship Band (Bandmaster John Bird) presented a charity concert at the Holy Trinity Church, Fareham. The concert was in aid of the “High Time” project at the church, which aims to restore the iconic landmark clock and tower.  Read more

Woodwind and Brass in Trowbridge

The Solent Fellowship Band (Bandmaster John Bird) was joined by guest oboe soloist Divisional Bandmaster Stephen Smith for a concert in Trowbridge on 14 April 2014.  Read more

Concert at Southampton Sholing

On Friday, 21 February 2014, the Solent Fellowship Band (Bandmaster John Bird) presented a concert at Southampton Sholing Corps. The concert also featured Songster Leader Tracey Jones as vocal soloist.  Read more