Another first for The Staffordshire Band!

Recorded at the Forest Fields Centre in Mere Green on Saturday 18th July 2009, this recording features all the songs that you love to sing along to - which is why we've included all the lyrics in a file on the CD!You have no excuse!Featuring such favourites as, 'Hey Jude', 'Amazing Grace', 'No Matter What', 'Memory', 'Candyman', 'Think of Me', 'Colours of the Wind', 'Thank You for the Music' and 'One Moment in Time', amongst others, you won't find it hard to sing-a-long to these everlasting tunes.In addition, this CD also marks a fresh initiative by the Band - to encourage schools to participate in concerts with the Band, by using these tracks as guidelines and suggestions for joint items.

Read more about it... here

Sunday 21st September saw Christmas come early for the Band, as in 4.5 hours 14 tracks were recorded in the Main Hall of Arthur Terry School, Mere Green.

Including all your Christmas favourites, such as Christmas Swingalong, Christmas Festival, Christmas Song, together with solos from Paul White on Cornet (Christmas Eve), Kris Davies on Eb Bass (Frosty the Snowman) and Mark Glover on Euphonium (Parafrase for Euphonium).

The recording has been produced by the Band and features a brand new arrangement which is certain to be very popular indeed - 'Do They Know it's Christmas (Feed the World)' by Alan Fernie.

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On the 1st and 2nd July 2005, the Band recorded it's latest CD at Walsall Academy.

It commemorates and celebrates the 60th Anniversary of the end of World War 2 and features many of the favourite songs and music relating to the war years.

The resulting CD, which is sure to be very popular indeed, is now available - have a listen here.

Specially recorded by b+h sound systems Limited and conducted by David Hirst, it features pupils from the Arthur Terry School, as well as specially written pieces by Wesley Kendrick. Read more about it here.

'Something 2 Celebrate' is a true reflection of the Band's philosophy in enjoying their music and is also a showcase of the very special talents of Wesley Kendrick, Dave Morgan and Simon Lesley.

For an unbiased opinion, read the review on www.4barsrest.com

Special thanks must go to Geoffrey Poulton and Harlequin Recordings for their attention to detail, during the recordings in June 2002 at The Streetly School, Birmingham.

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'Crown Imperial' is a first!

Aided by their guests, the Choir from the Park Hall Junior School directed by Steve Cash and with funds provided by an 'Awards for All Golden Jubilee' lottery grant, the Band offer up a live recording of a concert held in Walsall Town Hall in October 2002, to celebrate the Golden Jubilee.

Re-live that special night in your own home and join us for the festivities....................

Read more about it ......here

'Somewhere Out There' is one recording that is a must in everyone’s music collection. The Holy Trinity Church, Heath Town, Wolverhampton, UK created the ideal location for this excellent recording. The CD or Tape includes an unusual combination of Brass and Electric Violin, the guest Violinist being Peter Hartley. The Band chose a very wide spectrum of music and I guarantee you will enjoy many, if not all, of the tracks. Special thanks must go to Geoffrey Poulton and Harlequin Recordings for their attention to detail, during the three days recording in January 1994.

To read more about it go..........here

Back to 1991 and this recording, only now available on cassette, by the C.I.Group Band with Musical Director Mike West. 'Varied Mood' is an apt description of the programme content, featuring Mark and Kate Williams, and Kate's sister, Helen Batten, as soloists.

There are not many of these rare recordings left!

To read more about it go...........here

 

1989 saw the release of 'Aspects of Brass' by the C.I.Group Band under Mike West, Musical Director. Featuring a cover which was hastily changed at the last minute, and a programme filled with audience favourites.

The featured soloist is Mark Williams on Cornet.

To read more about it go ........here

'Brass on Draught' was the second release by the Band and the first under their new sponsors, M & B Brewery (West), with their new name, the Walsall Highgate Band.

Featuring the Cornet, Euphonium and Trombone Sections, it also shows off the soloist talents of Steve Worker on Eb Bass.

To read all about it go...here

 

'Instant Concert' was the first ever recording done by the Band, back in 1979.

Featuring the talents of David King on Cornet and Barrie Le Maistre on tenor Horn, the 11 tracks show off the versitility of the Band - conducted by Peter Bright.

To read all about it go...here

To read a list detailing all of the Band's recordings, press............here

Now you want to order....yes?

How much? I hear you ask.

Well, they can be yours for an amazingly low price of just £5.00 each!

Get one at one of our next Concerts!

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