York Rocks Against Cancer

The Concert Band will be taking part in a performance at York Barbican to help rainse funds for our local charity York Against Cancer.

It is going to be a real party atmosphere so dont miss out!

https://www.yorkbarbican.co.uk/whats-on/york-rocks-against-cancer/

 

Concert Band rocks Regents Park

An image of the band on Regents Park Bandstand
Regents Park Bandstand

Wow, what a fantastic weekend for the Shepherd Group Concert Brass Band!

After an early Saturday morning start the band travelled down to Hemel Hempstead for their first concert of the weekend. The band performed on the Rainbow stage, a purpose built performance area in the middle of Hemel Town centre.

Crowds watching the Concert Band on the Rainbow Stage in Hemel Mepstead
The Band in Hemel Hempstead

Day two, we set off for Regent’s Park for the main event, our Concert in the Royal Park. With the sun shining and already a large crowd gathering, possibly in anticipation of a Yorkshire brass band.

People watching the Concert Band in Regents Park
An appreciative crowd

I think it’s only fair to say that the Concert that the band gave that afternoon was one that will live in the memory of the players for a long, long time. The playing was superb, the atmosphere within the band was unbelievable and the crowd reaction was described, by a park employee, as “quite incredible, never seen a reaction to a brass band like this one”. So, after the final notes of Sweet Caroline had drifted over the nearby lake, the band headed back to York. They showed just what the Shepherd Group of bands are all about and I’m sure, made many friends in both Hemel and Regents Park. A stellar weekend.

Mike and the CB on the Regents Park Bandstand
All ready to entertain.

We have a Concert Band Quiz winner!

The Concert Band ran a recent quiz in order to raise funds to help out with the costs for the upcoming appearance of the band in Regents Park. The quiz inquisitor was of course Mike Pratt and those of us familiar with his efforts on the coach to Durham and Blackpool will not be surprised tat there were football questions in there.

The answer sheets have all been submitted, marked and scrutinised and the winner with a superb score of 46 correct answers out of 50 is Jayne Janes. We will be contacting Jayne directly with the deatils of her prize. For those who were not quite as accurate, the correct answers are all listed here. Thanks very much to all those who took part, every little helps.

Pop Groups and Artists

1 Oasis

2 Crowded House

3 Elbow

4 Joy Division

5 Dire Straights

6 Kanye West

7 Taylor Swift

8 Fleetwood Mac

9 Blue Oyster Cult

10 Iron Maiden

11 Elkie Brookes

12 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark

13 Neil Diamond

14The Drifters

15 Bonnie Raitt

16 Thin Lizzie

17 Alice Cooper

18 Simply Red

19 Dr Dre

20 The Who

Beers and Lagers

21 Fosters

22 Stella

23 Landlord

24 Budweiser

25 Carlsberg

26 London Pride

27 Tennants

28 Old Speckled Hen

29 Bishop’s Finger

30 Moretti

Yorkshire Towns and Cities.

31 Leeds

32 Skipton

33 Doncaster

34 Selby

35 Filey

36 Ben Rhydding

37 Brighouse

38 Settle

39 Bedale

40 Pickering

British Football Teams.

41 Aston Villa

42 Exeter City

43 Stevenage

44 Fleetwood

45 Preston

46 Elgin

47 Mansfield

48 Hamilton

49 Stoke

50 Oxford

Shepherd Group Concert Band Require – A Kit Percussionist

A Very Rare opportunity has arisen within The Shepherd Group Concert Band.

The Shepherd Group Concert Band are looking to recruit a KIT PERCUSSION PLAYER to join the ranks of our friendly band. We have a sensible concert programme, with the emphasis very much on quality entertaining concerts in a variety of exciting venues.

Our rehearsal facilities are second to none, based in York at the conference centre of the Head Office site of our sponsor, Shepherd Group. If you would like to find out more about the band, or just have an informal chat please contact our Musical Director, Mike Pratt on mikepratt61@gmail.com or call 07539522244.