Band invites local musicians to join in

Published on: 12 Jan 2016

A Bristol wind band has found a new home in Filton and is urging local musicians to join in to make friends, enjoy playing music together and perform for the community.

Westerly Showband is holding a series of open rehearsals in January and February so people can drop in to hear the band and show off their own skills.

The band will meet every Tuesday at Filton Library from 7.30-9.30pm under the musical direction of Chris Harris, who is also principal conductor as well as the group’s founder. He was also formerly a musician in the Royal Airforce Bands and head of music at Greenway School.   

Westerly Showband, formerly based in Downend, has appeared at St George’s Bristol, performing a programme called Movie Music Spectacular, and in a special recording on BBC Radio 3.

To find out more about joining the band, either drop in at a meeting, visit, call 0117 956 1950, text 07788 528096 or email

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