Below is a list of forthcoming engagements for the band in 2019.  Event dates will be published as they are confirmed.

This list will be updated regularly, and full addresses and postcodes put up for each event when announced and/or updated when more details are known. You can also follow us on Facebook to be updated on these events.

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DateTimeEventCostLocationMore info
May 2019
Sat 4 May From 10:30am Charity Collection, Reading Free Broad Street, Reading Collecting for the band
The band will play in various parts of Broad Street between 10:30 and 2:30
Sun 5 May from 12:00 Reading Beer Festival See website Christchurch Meadows, Reading Website: https://readingbeerfestival.org.uk/

Entry is subject to ticket purchase.  See website for more details

The band will play various sets throughout the afternoon both in and around the main tent.
Sun 12 May from 9am PM Jim McGinn Memorial Contest Entry by programme purchase University of Bedfordshire, Postgraduate & CPD Centre, University Square, Luton LU1 3JE Reading Scottish will play in the full band competitions starting about 11am.  Our first performance will be about 12pm.
18-20 May - Away trip - Limoges Carnival   Limoges, France  
Mon 27 May from 12am Farnborough Donkey Derby 2019 prices TBC.  Previously £2 adult and £1 children King George V Playing Fields,Sycamore Rd, Farnborough, GU14 6RE The band will be playing two sets at the Donkey Derby.  The first will open the show and we will be marching the length of the track with a display set at the top.
June 2019
Sun 2 Jun

Times TBC

Gates 11am

Procession 12:45pm

Arena times: See "more info"

Tadley Treacle Fair See "more info" Saunders Fields, Tadley, RG26 4FF loddonvalleylions.org/tadleytreaclefair2019.html

2019 event information is still TBC, but for previous years the details have been similar to this:

Band will lead the procession into the fair from 12:45, then do two arena performances at 1:30 and 3:45

Adults £3
Child £1
Under 5s free
Car parking free
Sat 8 Jun Gates 10am

Band plays: See "more info"
Stoke Row Steam Rally See "more info" Hill Bottom, Whitchurch Hill, RG8 7PU

Past/behind The Sun pub

www.stokerowsteamrally.com/ 
www.facebook.com/stokerow.steamrally/

Adults £8
Senior £6
Child £4
Under 5s free
Family (2 adults + 3 children) £25
Car parking free

Sun 9 June

Gates 9am

Band comp from: TBC

Scotland in Colchester (competition) Entry by optional programme purchase Catchpool Road. Satnav postcode for the car park is CO1 1XN http://www.scotlandincolchester.com/
16-19 June - Away trip - Mons Belgium - - -
Sat 29 June   Wargrave Festival    TBC  
Sun 30 June   Hurst Show and Country Fayre, (Youth Band) *    TBC  
July 2019
6-7 July   Away trip - Brugges Tattoo      
10-14 July   Away trip - Mazamet      
Sun 14 July   Newbury Carnival    TBC  
Sat 20 July From 11am Relay for Life Free Silver Ring, Ascot Racecourse, SL5 7JX http://www.relayforlifeascot.co.uk/
Sun 21 July From 10am Island Highland Gathering See website Brading Roman Villa, Morton Old Road, Brading, Isle of Wight, PO36 0EN

https://www.islandhighlandgathering.com/

August 2019
Sun 4 Aug from 9am SW Gloucestershire Pipe Band Competition    TBC  
Sat 17 Aug all day World Championships See website for tickets Glasgow Green, Glasgow, G1 5DB

www.theworlds.co.uk

Grade 4B qualifying rounds will take place in the morning, with the finals taking place in the afternoon.  Exact timings will be announced when the draw is made.

Sat 25 Aug   Lambourn Carnival   Lambourn  
September 2019
Sun 1 Sept   All England Championships and Chatsworth Country Fair See website for tickets Chatsworth House, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1PN Website
Sun 15 Sept   Battle of Britain Parade   Windsor Town Centre  
22 Sept - 1 Oct   Away Trip - Chandigrarh Folklore Festival, India      
October 2019
Sat 12 Oct From 10:30am Charity Collection, Reading Free Broad Street, Reading Collecting for the band
The band will play in various parts of Broad Street between 10:30 and 2:30
November 2019
Sat 3 Nov from 5:30pm  Farnham Fireworks Town Centre - free.
Firework event - see website
Parade starts from Central Car Park, Farnham, GU9 7RB Website will be available in October
Band will play in central car park at 5:30 and then lead the procession up to the park for the fireworks at 6:15
TBC * 1-3pm Madejski Stadium Remembrance service Free outside stadium Madejski Stadium, Reading, RG2 0FL Band will play for small ceremony outside the players' entrance, followed by the full band playing outside the club shop before the game and a march past on the pitch.  The timing of this depends on the fixture list due in August
Sun 10 Nov From 10:30am Remembrance Sunday Parade Free Princess Square, Bracknell Town Centre Band will play to the war memorial for the wreath laying and then lead the parade up to the Holy Trinity Church on The Ring. After the service the band will lead the parade back to the war memorial.
Fri 15 Nov   Private function      
Sun 24 Nov TBC Wokingham Carnival Free Wokingham Town Centre Performance details TBC
Thu 28 Nov 7pm Didcot Christmas Fair Free Didcot T/C The band will lead the parade along Broadway at 7pm and then play a few spots back along Broadway.  Last year the parade started from near Sainsburys and ended at the Fire Station.
December 2019
Sun 1 Dec TBC St Andrews Day Service Free St Andrews United Reformed Church, London Rd, Reading RG1 5BD The band will play before and after the St Andrews Day service at the church
Wed 11 Dec 7pm Beaconsfield Festival of Lights Free Beaconsfield Town Centre (new town) The band will lead the parade along the Station Road at 7pm, starting  from just past the Mercedes Benz garage up to the station, and then a few spots back down towards Sainsburys normally starting with one on the railway bridge 
Fri 13 Dec 11:30am One Forbury Square Raffle Free One Forbury Square, Reading, RG1 3EU The band will play before the Forbury Square raffle draw in Forbury Square itself
Fri 13 Dec 7pm Hungerford Victorian Extravaganza Free Hungerford Town Centre The band will lead the parade up Bridge Street and High Street at 7pm, and then play a few spots back down the High Street

 

 

 

 

 * Those events marked with an asterisk are not yet confirmed.

Please note that the band is not responsible for any last minute changes or cancellations due to circumstances out of our control.  Should you wish to confirm that we will be attending any events listed, please contact us via the website and we will be very happy to assist