Musical feast promised by brass band

March 01 2015

DODINGTON Parish Band is rehearsing for its next concert, to be performed in Winterbourne in April.

DODINGTON Parish Band

DODINGTON Parish Band is rehearsing for its next concert, to be performed in Winterbourne in April.
The community brass band, based in Chipping Sodbury and Yate, by-passes competitions in order to concentrate on concerts and develop its repertoire.
It was formed 19 years ago and has grown to a membership of 28 musicians, who play a wide variety of music.
Spokeswoman Jenny Bolt said the band performed at a number of local events throughout the year, with practice sessions taking place at Dodington Parish Hall, Finch Road, Chipping Sodbury, on Tuesday nights.
She said both Dodington Parish Council and South Gloucestershire Council supported the band, whose last concert in November – Wartime Classics in Chipping Sodbury Town Hall – was a big success and raised nearly £600 for the Royal British Legion.
  Jenny said: “We welcome players of varying abilities and ages. Although traditional in the range of instruments played, the band does not participate in contests, so all energies can be concentrated on providing an ever-changing and developing repertoire of music.
“Our next concert, called Time and Space, is in Winterbourne Community Centre at 7.30pm on April 11.
“Tickets cost £5, with under-15s admitted free, and are available at Daisy’s Coffee Shop, Flaxpits Lane, Winterbourne, and at Chipping Sodbury Tourist Information Office.”
Jenny said the band’s bookings for the summer include performing at the Chipping Sodbury Festival and concerts at Chipping Sodbury Town Hall and Winterbourne Down.
There will also be bandstand performances in Keynsham, Bath, Stroud and Chippenham later in the year before the players head into their busiest time in December.
More information about the band is available at www.dodingtonparishband.co.uk and on the band’s Facebook page.