Message from the Chairman 18/3/2020

We are living in strange times and it’s difficult to know which way to jump.

As a Committee we are greatly saddened, as we’re sure will be, but we feel there really isn’t an alternative but to cancel this year’s Pershore Midsummer Brass.

With the uncertainty at present it would seem to be foolish to ignore what is a serious situation, and government advice, and we doubt if things will dramatically improve in time for July 4th.

Locally the Carnival has been cancelled as well as most clubs and groups, even the Abbey has ceased its regular services too.

By informing everyone now we hope it will end any speculation and you can plan your next few months.

Incidentally our request for some new blood to join the Committee still stands and next year we would hope to be able to plan with renewed vigour.

We are very hopeful that Pershore Proms on Saturday 5th September and our Autumn Concert on Saturday 7th November in the afternoon will both go ahead and any potential committee members are welcome to shadow these events!!

Our new website is now up and running (pershoremidsummerbrass.org) where we will endeavour to keep everybody up to date alongside our facebook page.

John West.


Logo designed by Paolo Pezzangora

Shipston Town Band


There are currently in excess of 40 bands registered for the event which exceeds the number of slots available, therefore we will only consider new applications from youth bands for the forseeable future.



Have you enjoyed reading about us, or attending past events?  These can only happen with the support of volunteers.  There is a very small committee who run Pershore Midsummer Brass and we need you!!  Can you spare 2 hours or more to help 'On The Day' by selling tickets and programmes or stewarding at one of the venues? Perhaps you could be one of our venue Performance Managers? 

We also need help before on the Friday afternoon to set up the venues but also on the Sunday morning to take everything down and put back into storage - mentioning which, do you have a small watertight space, close to Pershore, you might consider lending to us in which to store our equipment?  It needs to be secure with 24/7 access and capable of storing chairs, marquees, signage, ticket booths, lighting and PA equipment.

Perhaps you feel you could contribute as a committee member? We need positive people who are prepared to be of practical help in putting together the events.  Hard work and the major planning for July happens from January at our monthly meetings in Pershore.

If you can help us in any way please complete the form on the Contact page.  Thank you in advance!!