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Bandstand Centenary Concert

Free Brass on the grass for Concert for Congleton’s Bandstand Centenary One hundred years ago there was great excitement in Congleton Park when the town’s bandstand was opened. On the 8th June 2014 the public are being invited to celebrate centenary of the bandstand by attending a free celebration of music in Congleton Park from 1-5pm.

In keeping with the original opening ceremony, which featured Foden’s Band, the musical celebration will have a focus of ‘Brass on the Grass.’
The event has been organised by Friends of Congleton Park in conjunction with Congleton Town Council, Cheshire East Council and Cheshire Borders Independent.

Ken Williams from the Friends said; “We want to give Congleton a lovely afternoon of music and have booked some great local brass bands. Macclesfield’s Silk Brass Band and Rode Hall Silver Band will be performing along with The Can’t Sing Choir, U3A Ukulele Group and Salt City Jazz Men. A super-line up to grace any music event!”

John Lilley explained that “The Brass on the Grass event will be free to all and we are hoping for a big turn out”

Families are welcome to bring along a picnic and make a day of it as the park is filled with songs from yesteryear and naturally some old wartime sing-a-long favourites. There will be prizes for the best fancy dressed who wear costumes from the period and refreshments will be on sale too.
The Friends of Congleton Park would like to thank the many sponsors and supporters of the event: Congleton Town Trust, The Inclosure Trust, Cheshire East Council, Plus Dane Group, Congleton Town Council, The Victoria Bed Company, Burns Garages, John Morley Importers Ltd, Len McGarry – Llama Land, Mattroe, Julian Whitehurst Electrics, Morris Homes and Pitstop plus the many volunteers and helpers who always give their kind support.
Make a date Sunday 8th June and come and enjoy Brass on the Grass in Congleton Park between 1pm and 5pm