Bands in the Park: Evesham Band Stand
Aug
19
2:30 PM14:30

Bands in the Park: Evesham Band Stand

We're delighted to be back as part of the hugely popular Bands in the Park summer season. This year we'll be at Evesham Abbey Park. Bring a chair and (hopefully!) some sunscreen, grab an ice cream, and enjoy the music!

Here's what the reviewers had to say about 2017's gig (via Bands in the Park review )

Sunday 28th May – Prior to the Concert 1 minute silence was held in recognition and respect for those who had lost their lives or been injured in the recent Manchester bombing atrocity after which Royal Spa Brass fittingly began with a subdued piece entitled ‘Highland Cathedral’, originally written by Howard Lorriman for performance at the 2003 Gala Concert, which followed the National Brass Band Championships. In absolute contrast the band preceded on with ‘The Muppet Show’ cartoon piece and then a stimulating performance of the ‘1914 March’. Alan Menkin’s ‘Beauty & The Beast’ followed and afterwards a ‘’Dixieland’ style arrangement, I believe by Dennis Armitage of ‘Down By The Riverside’ which certainly had everyone’s feet tapping. Referring to the musical achievements of the late David Bowie and the dilemma of selecting a piece to play from his many memorable works it had unanimously been decided to include ’Life on Mars’ 

Following on afterwards came Freddie Mercury’s ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’ originally performed by the rock band Queen in 1979 …A fine rendition of one of Kenneth Alford’s celebrated marches ‘The Standard of St George’ followed next before a ‘quintet’ from within the band was featured performing two short pieces, one of which was a Glenn Miller big band classic ‘Chattanooga Choo Choo’ The first half concluded with a very impressive confident performance of the Eric Coates ‘Dambusters March’
Another well chosen selection of music made up the 2nd half which the band confidently opened with a lively instrumental version of the ‘Floral Dance’ an old English song written originally to describe the annual Furry Dance held in Helston, Cornwall. A relaxing rendition of music from ‘The Lion King’ the well-liked Elton John classic came up next prior to what was described as one of the most memorable Eurovision Contest wins of all time Abba’s ‘Take A Chance’ which led the way to a steady stream of other popular band favourites ‘Summer Nights’ from Grease, John Williams’s ‘Raiders March’, film music from Disney's Pocahontas in the form of ‘Colours of the Wind’ plus the exciting music from ‘Pirates of The Caribbean’
The afternoon continued with the theme to the BBC TV football programme ‘Match of the Day’ composed by R Stroller before moving on to the 1980 Madness Hit ’Baggy Trousers’ and finally concluding with a great sing-along style arrangement of traditional tunes with a modern beat entitled ‘Best Of British’ which we believed to be a Derek Ashmore arrangement

Plenty of well-liked pieces today, which brought forth lots of appreciative comments for a ‘fine’ band that once again, had provided excellent entertainment.. An enjoyable afternoon’s listening, thank you Royal Spa Brass .. Well done!

 

Image credit: Flickuser João Campos under Creative Commons

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Carols at Warwick Castle 2018
Dec
22
7:00 PM19:00

Carols at Warwick Castle 2018

Carols at Warwick Castle is held annually in the run up to Christmas and is for many people the start of their Christmas festivities. It is a great opportunity for families and people of all ages to get together and join in singing carols led by the excellent choir of St Mary’s and Royal Spa Brass.

Set against the magnificent setting of the Castle’s East Gate, the event has a wonderful atmosphere and visitors have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of stalls offering such fare as mince pies, baked potatoes, sausage rolls and warm drinks including mulled wine.

The money raised by the event goes to local charities and towards good causes. This is organised by The Warwick Lions, Rotary Club, Merlin’s Magic Wand and the Friends of St Mary’s Choir. Warwick Castle provides the venue and many helpful support services free of charge.

Tickets will be available in September from http://www.carolswarwick.com/tickets/ 

 

Photo credit: Gillian Fletcher for Warwick Castle

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Cubbington Fun Day
Jul
8
2:00 PM14:00

Cubbington Fun Day

  • Cliff Cleaver Community Pavilion and Playing Fields (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We're delighted to be part of the entertainment at this year's Cubbington Fun Day! We'll be playing a programme of music full of old and new favourites, with a strong airforce theme. And if you've ever fancied trying a brass instrument for yourself, visit our stall for a chance to have a go!

Image credit: Flickr user Trevor Coulthart

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Whitnash Proms in the Park
Jun
30
5:00 PM17:00

Whitnash Proms in the Park

  • Acre Close Leamington Spa, England, CV31 2ND United Kingdom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

RSB are delighted to be part of this exciting community event in Whitnash. 

From the website:

Proms in the Park comes to Whitnash ... Royal Spa Brass and Village Voices will be performing with some very special guests ... Free to enter ... Bring a picnic .. Bar and BBQ ... Bouncy Castle and Side Stalls.

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Sherbourne Fete
Jun
30
2:00 PM14:00

Sherbourne Fete

We're delighted to be part of the entertainment at this year's Sherbourne Fete! Our quintet will be playing a programme of music full of old and new favourites - find us on the green by the Church.

Image credit: Flickr user Trevor Coulthart

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Compton Verney Summer Fayre
Jun
24
10:30 AM10:30

Compton Verney Summer Fayre

RSB will be joining in the fun at Compton Verney's Summer Fayre! We'll be performing in the afternoon (exact times to be confirmed) but in the meantime, here's a taster of the day's activities from the Compton Verney website:

Set in the stunning grounds of Compton Verney, indulge your inner artisan with stalls and demonstrations for all the family.

It’s a lovely day out for all the family, showcasing a wonderful range of vintage games and workshops, to historic craft demonstrations and local choirs. You won’t want to miss this fantastic day out in the beautiful surroundings of our parkland.

This event is included in standard DAY TICKET admission and is FREE for Members and Annual Pass.

 

Click here to visit the Facebook event page!

Image: Flickruser John Rudolph Photography under Creative Commons

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Whitnash Spring Fayre and Fun Day
May
19
12:00 PM12:00

Whitnash Spring Fayre and Fun Day

RSB Quintet are delighted to be joining the programme for this year's Spring Fayre and Fun Day at Whitnash Sports & Social Club. And if you've ever fancied trying a brass instrument for yourself, visit our stall for a chance to have a go!

 

Image credit: Flickruser Trevor Coultart

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Warwick Racecourse: Kids' Carnival Day
May
7
11:30 AM11:30

Warwick Racecourse: Kids' Carnival Day

We're thrilled to be back at Warwick Racecourse for the May Bank Holiday Weekend Kids' Carnival Day!

From the website:

he May Racing Carnival can simply not get off to a better start than this.

We are excited to announce that Peter Rabbit is coming to our South West Racecourses! He will be joining us here at Warwick Racecourse for May Carnival on Kids' Carnival Day.

Join in the fun as we open the centre course to make a massive fun Horseplay kids' play area, including face-painting, Astroglide Slide and Cups and Saucers, Clip Clop pony rides, Chair O Planes and even a traditional Mini Carousel. 

Heaps and heaps of free entertainment and activities for children on what is one of the most enjoyable and enjoyed days of the year at Warwick Racecourse.
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Spring Concert: Postcards from Europe
Apr
28
7:00 PM19:00

Spring Concert: Postcards from Europe

Join us on a musical tour of Europe, from the British Isles to France, Spain, Poland, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Norway and beyond! 

It’s a fabulous opportunity to hear all three of our bands: the RSB senior band, our development band Buddin Brass and our beginners band, Brass Roots.

Tickets

Tickets are available from the Bridge House Theatre on 01926 776438 / boxoffice@warwickschool.org or on the door.

£10 adults | £6 concessions | Under-16s go free

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BBBR Open Rehearsal: A Night at the Movies
Mar
22
5:30 PM17:30

BBBR Open Rehearsal: A Night at the Movies

Interested in learning a brass instrument? Played in the past but feeling a bit rusty? Just want to find out what it's all about? Come along to our open rehearsal and find out more! If you'd like to join in, we have instruments available on the night; if you'd just like to come along and listen, that's fine too!

Music to include: Harry Potter, Ghostbusters, The Flintstones and more!

Click here to download the poster (PDF)

Entry is free, but please rsvp to Emily on buddinbrass@royalspabrass.com / 0773 166 5937

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Warwick Racecourse: New Year's Eve Party at the Races
Dec
31
10:30 AM10:30

Warwick Racecourse: New Year's Eve Party at the Races

Fresh out of our Christmas season, we'll be dusting off the cobwebs with a New Year's Eve gig at Warwick Racecourse.

From the website:

Make no mistake this event is where everyone should start their New Year’s Eve celebrations! Last year, a record 6500 people made their way through the turnstiles to deliver what was an unrivalled atmosphere on an unrivalled race day. This year we are opening up the middle of the course as Party Central with live music, great food and drink offerings and the guarantee of great fun! If there is one meeting a year to be on-course….make it this one. 
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Carols at Warwick Castle 2017
Dec
16
7:00 PM19:00

Carols at Warwick Castle 2017

Carols at Warwick Castle is held annually in the run up to Christmas and is for many people the start of their Christmas festivities. It is a great opportunity for families and people of all ages to get together and join in singing carols led by the excellent choir of St Mary’s and Royal Spa Brass.

Set against the magnificent setting of the Castle’s East Gate, the event has a wonderful atmosphere and visitors have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of stalls offering such fare as mince pies, baked potatoes, sausage rolls and warm drinks including mulled wine.

The money raised by the event goes to local charities and towards good causes. This is organised by The Warwick Lions, Rotary Club, Merlin’s Magic Wand and the Friends of St Mary’s Choir. Warwick Castle provides the venue and many helpful support services free of charge.

Tickets will be available in September from http://www.carolswarwick.com/tickets/ 

 

Photo credit: Gillian Fletcher

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Warwick Racecourse: Christmas at the Races
Dec
14
10:15 AM10:15

Warwick Racecourse: Christmas at the Races

We'll be at Warwick Races from open doors until the start of the first race, to help racegoers get into the festive spirit. And we'll definitely be wearing our Christmas jumpers!

From the website:

There is no better place to start your Christmas celebrations than a day at the races! 
Whilst it’s important that all horses racing at Warwick are good jumpers, we insist that you consider wearing a bad jumper (or a Christmas jumper) as we have prizes for the worst of them on display. First prize is two tickets to New Years Day at Cheltenham Racecourse so be sure to take part!
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RSB Quintet at Santa's Grotto
Dec
9
2:00 PM14:00

RSB Quintet at Santa's Grotto

  • Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

RSB Quintet are excited to be serenading Santa and his visitors at his Grotto in Leamington Art Gallery and Museum. We'll be playing Christmas carols and a whole range of seasonal favourites (and hopefully meeting Santa too!).

From the website: 

Come and visit Santa in his Alpine Grotto situated in the Hammam (which used to be the cooling room from the Turkish Baths!). Enjoy Christmas Crafts in the gallery all serenaded by a brass quintet from Royal Spa Brass. Explore the library and gallery with a Children’s Christmas Trail with a prize draw. Why not buy some unique presents from our Gallery Shop while the children enjoy themselves!
Cost: Free, drop in and join in.
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RSB Quintet at Warwick St Mary's Christmas Tree Festival
Dec
9
10:00 AM10:00

RSB Quintet at Warwick St Mary's Christmas Tree Festival

  • St Mary's Collegiate Church Warwick (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

RSB Quintet are delighted to return to St Mary's for this year's Christmas Tree Festival. Hear us on Saturday morning from 10-11am, when there will also be a pop up cafe serving teas, coffees, soft drinks and delicious home made cakes

From the website:

The Collegiate Church of St Mary’s in Warwick is the beautiful setting for the annual Christmas Tree Festival that opens on Warwick Town Victorian evening, Thursday 30 November and continues until Sunday 10 December 2017. 
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