Summer music, and more, on the bandstand

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAGreenhead Park bandstand will be alive with the sound of music this summer with a great programme of free events for everyone to enjoy.

The season kicks off with sounds of brass from Golcar Training Band on Sunday 19 June, 2pm to 3.30pm.  There will be a collection in aid of the Friends of Greenhead Park.

Youngsters from Stagecoach Theatre Arts take centre stage on Saturday 25 June with their summer open air production.  They’ll be wowing the audience with a rip-roaring Broadway themed medley, along with cops and robbers, glamorous show girls and nasty villians.  Performances are at 2.15pm, 2.45pm & 3.15pm and everyone is welcome to come and watch free of charge.

Next up is the Kirklees Youth Brass Band who will entertain visitors to the park on Saturday 2 July from 2pm to 4pm.  A collection for the Kirklees Music School Gift of Music Fund will help support talented youngsters whose families are unable to afford regular music tuition.

If you enjoy a summer Sunday afternoon in the park, look out for more brass band concerts on Sundays in August. There’s Golcar Band on August 7, Huddersfield Youth Brass Ensemble & Huddersfield and Ripponden Brass on August 14 and last, but not least, Slaithwaite Band on August 21 – all from 2pm to 4pm. Collections at these events will support the work of the Friends of Greenhead Park.

As well hosting musical performances, the bandstand will be a venue for scenes from Romeo and Juliet as part of Huddersfield Thespians’ forthcoming production of Shakespeare in the Park marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. Shakespeare in the Park runs from 7-10 July, 6.30pm-9.45pm including a half hour interval.  It’s sure to be a popular event, so make sure to get your free tickets from the box office at the Lawrence Batley Theatre soon!

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