Dress code for gigs: (see photos of band for guidance)
Dress as Victorian working people. Please let the steering group know if you have problems as we have a few spare hats and waistcoats.
Black trousers or skirt / white shirt or blouse / black, green or yellow waistcoat (optional), necktie (optional).
Hats: top hat or bowler, or straw hat in summer – decorated
Music stands decorated with flowers if possible.
Click here for examples for new members.
Click here for gig planning document which can be used by any band member helping to plan an event.
Dates for 2019
Saturday 2 February Wassail in aid of Avon Wildlife / Feed Bristol Project 12 – 3pm approx Feed Bristol (Avon Wildlife Trust), Frenchay Park Road, Bristol. BS16 1HB Click here for more information. The setlist can be found here. There will be a practice for this event on Friday 1 February at 23, The Crescent, Henleaze. BS9 4RP, 7.30 – 9.30pm. This will include some practice playing for dancing.
Sunday 24 March Brigstowe Village Band Workshop 10am – 4pm. Long Ashton Community Centre Day workshop led by Laurel Swift. We’ll be learning some new tunes and working on ensemble playing. Lunch included. Non-members welcome so bring your friends along.
Wednesday 15 May Portishead Senior Forum – ‘Spring Time to Summer: Tunes, songs, dances and stories from the Wessex of Thomas Hardy’ Arrive 1.30pm to play 2.45 – 3.45pm Refreshments will be provided. Folk Hall, 95, High Street, Portishead. BS20 6PR There will be a practice for this event on Tuesday 14 May at 23, The Crescent, Henleaze. BS9 4RP, 7.30 – 9.30pm The playlist for the practice on Tuesday 14 May can be found here. This will also be the provisional setlist for Portishead Senior Forum.
Saturday 22 June Horfield Community Orchard Summer Open Day Please arrive 1.30pm to play 2 – 2.20pm, 20 min break then 2.40 – 3pm 26, King’s Drive, Bishopston, Bristol. BS7 8JP The setlist can be found here. More information and directions here.
Saturday 6 July Midsummer Fair Avon Wildlife / Feed Bristol Project Feed Bristol (Avon Wildlife Trust), Frenchay Park Road, Bristol. BS16 1HB Event starts at 12 noon. BVB to play 12.30 – 1.15pm. Refreshments will be provided. The setlist can be found here. More information here.
Sunday 20 October St Mary’s West Kington – Harvest Supper 6pm (band arrive for 5pm) St Mary’s Church, Church Farm, West Kington, Chippenham. SN14 7JE There will be a practice for this event on Friday 18 October at 23, The Crescent, Henleaze. BS9 4RP, 7.30 – 9.30pm. The setlist can be found here.