The Band of the Island of Jersey and The Amity Singers are in concert on Monday 30th March from 7pm in the Town Hall's Assembly Room.
The Band was originally formed in 1876 under the name of La Société l’Avenir which later became L'Union Musicale. Some time after the Second World War the Band was renamed to its present title 'The Band of the Island of Jersey'. The Band differs from traditional brass bands in that it has a Corps of Drums , members of which over the years have received training by HM Royal Marines - a relationship which has been nurtured by the Band's executives for many years. Many young players have left the Island Band during its existence to serve in Her Majesty's forces as musicians, returning to the Band to play key roles in its development.
The Amity Singers of Jersey was founded in 1973 by John Farnon, mainly to sing music from the Renaissance. But now, after more than 40 years, the repertoire has broadened, and includes folk songs, spirituals, and a lot of twentieth century sacred and secular music.