On Saturday 8th July, the brilliant Bulkington Silver Band held their annual ‘Party in the Park’ as part of the Brass Fest UK weekend which saw over 100 brass bands playing to the public during the weekend across the United Kingdom.

Michael Taylor, Musical Director for the band said “Bulkington Silver Band is proud to play its part in this celebration and performed a specially commissioned piece for the event, ‘Spirit of Brass’, as well as a hymn tune – Manchester, in remembrance of the victims of the terrorist attack at the Ariana Grande concert.”

The proceeds for the concert were donated to the Mary Ann Evans Hospice, who the band has supported for many years. A fantastic £145.35 was raised!

Hospice Chief Executive, Liz Hancock and Director of Operations, Julie Cox, were delighted to join the Bulkington Silver Band in Riversley Park. Saying “Gorgeous weather, a happy crowd and fantastic music were the recipe for a fabulous morning. We would also like to thank the band for letting us to do a collection last Saturday while they played in Nuneaton town centre.”