Salisbury City Band of The Royal British Legion plays on and on and is prepared for a busy summer of appearances. But the band needs new players in some sections to help cope with the busy Summer schedule.

Lawrence Butchart conducted the opening concert fo veterans on Armed Forces Day, June 30. He then went to Kingston Lacy to conduct Christchurch and Highcliffe Brass Band for an afternoon concert. On Saturday, July 6, the band entertained the crowds during a warm afternoon at Nunton Fete. “We had an early start the following morning entertaining walkers at Wilton House preparing for Walk for Wards. Our traditional blue band jackets were swapped for Stars Appeal Tee shirts. The band has a wide repertoire, not just the military band genre. Several musicians play orchestrally, sing in local choirs, brass bands and other musical groups. We also have our own wind quartet and wind quintet,” he said.

“We are a small band but additional accomplished players of trumpet, trombone and tuba would be welcome. We generally rehearse twice a month on Thursdays, in Salisbury. Additional players are sometimes needed to cover unavoidable absences of regular players. ”

“Our next rehearsals will be on September 5 and 12. Our next engagements are playing in Old George Mall on Saturday, September 14, and Last Night of the Proms at Bishop Wordsworth’s School on the same day.”

“Since we are a British Legion Band, we support the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal, leading the city in the Act of Remembrance. Players need to join the Royal British Legion at an annual cost of £18. There are no membership fees but we hold a raffle during teabreaks at rehearsals.”

Enquiries about potential engagements for either the band or the quartet/quintet: 01722 331163 or via website:

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