On Sunday 27th July at 2pmBath Spa Band will be performing a concert in Royal Victoria Park, Bath to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of World War One.

The event will include music from the era, including well-known tunes, marches and toe-tapping jazz, as well as commemorative pieces specially written for brass band.

The Bath Spa Training Band will also be performing, showcasing the talents of their many members, ranging from ages 8 to 80 plus!

The event is free and open to all. Bring a picnic.

We are very grateful to Bath in Bloom, The Charter Trustees of Bath and Morgan-Brinkhurst Consultancy for their kind sponsorship of this event.

The Bath Spa Band was established in 1921 as the St James Mission Church Band and is a registered charity with no professional players. The band celebrated its 90th Anniversary in 2011 and released a CD to celebrate – 90 Years of Brass. The band currently has a strong team of instrumentalists from Bath, Bristol and Wiltshire and is lucky enough to have players from local schools and Bath’s two Universities.  Some current band members have been in the band for over 60 years.

The Band plays its part in promoting the City’s name on a National level, having qualified for the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain Finals in Harrogate in 2008.  Several of our members have also been involved in the recording of the BBC series Larkrise to Candleford and most recently in a feature forThe One Show to be screened in summer 2014. Bath Spa Band regularly performs in Concerts in support of local charities such as the Carrswood centre in Twerton and the Dorothy House Hospice and has recently taken part in a Help for Heroes Concert with the Warminster Military Wives Choir.