Wrist Bands are available before the day from , BLUE, Ladies Fashions in Broad Street, Pershore.
Wrist bands will also be available at the entrance to the Angel Inn Garden through archway.
What a day it was. 7th July 2018 and the sun shone gloriously while the bands played on!
Pershore’s own Town Crier once again opened the event in his own inimitable way, ringing his bell and announcing the start of Pershore Midsummer Brass. A moment later we heard the ethereal tones of the fanfare from the Abbey Tower sounding over the town, always an emotional moment.
Once again we enjoyed a fabulous day of music from over 30 brass bands including the Dale Music Korp who had come all the way from Norway to join in our day, a special treat.
A first for this year, we had bands playing in the Star Inn, Bridge Street, just a little further down from the ever popular Angel Hotel.
A newly erected beer cabin was certainly popular as many enjoyed the shade of the trees by the tranquil river Avon.
The first bands began to play and non-stop music continued until 10pm at the Angel Inn and the Abbey. Indeed this year probably the two most popular places were the beer tent and then the Abbey – which gave some respite from the heat.
The Angel Inn is such a pleasant place to relax and meet up with everyone. Many of the bands enjoy the chance for a catch-up either before or after playing.
Our twin town visitors from Bad Neustadt joined in the day too – lots of memories to take back with them.
Pershore Midsummer Brass would never be complete without training and youth bands and we were blessed with such a selection once again.
The Abbey was, as always, very popular and perhaps this year not only for its acoustics but it provided a lovely retreat from the sun; so relaxing.
There was no disappointment in the Baptist Church either as bands enjoyed the more intimate nature of the smaller building while the music spilled out on to Broad Street.
Those doing their shopping in Asda were serenaded by a variety of wonderful music in Chapman Court. It is such a popular place to pass a short time before venturing in to the shop – or before loading the car prior to going home. The seats provided are invariably full.
It takes a long time to organise this one day of the year – but it never disappoints and is always worth the effort.
We will be straight in to planning the next year’s event – The Abbey is already booked!
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Jay Willis from Redditch £100
Mrs Dale from Devon£50
Margaret Ellis from Newnham Gloucestershire £25