3 GREAT OPPORTUNITIES TO SEE MARCHING BANDS ON THE ISLE OF WIGHT THIS WEEKEND

There are 3 great opportunities to see live marching bands, both local and from the mainland, on the Isle of Wight this weekend.

Do you like the sound of live music? Well, there are 3 great opportunities to see several great bands across the island in Newport, Sandown and Havenstreet.

🥁 Newport Carnival presents Marching Bands in the Square

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🥁 Sandown Carnival presents Bagpipes at Brown’s

🥁 Aspire Ryde presents Island Highland Gathering


Newport Carnival presents Marching Bands in the Square

St Thomas’ Square, Newport | Saturday 17th July 2021 | Late morning/early afternoon

The team behind Newport Carnival are pleased to announce a great Saturday out in Newport’s St Thomas’ Square by Newport Minster on the 17th July 2021.

It will be Market Day from 09:00 until 16:30 – Great to come and support our local traders.

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Bands will leave County Hall Car Park at quarter to the hour and will march up Quay Street past the courts across the High Street into St Thomas’ Square where they will play for approximately 35-40 minutes.

Bands will then disperse back to County Hall before the next band plays.

🥁 From 10:45Medina Marching Band (be in the square by 11:00)

🥁 From 11:45 – Special guests Scots Guards Association Pipes and Drums (be in the square by 12:00)

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🥁 From 12:45Vectis Corps of Drums Marching Band (be in the square by 13:00)

There will be a number of donation buckets and collection tins on traders’ stalls throughout the day, any loose change you may have is always welcome, how little it might be. However, do not feel pressured to donate, this is a FREE event to bring some joy to the town.

Newport Carnival brings you Marching Bands in the Square with the support from Newport & Carisbrooke Community Council and Market Days Isle of Wight.

More details can be found at newportcarnival.com/square


Sandown Carnival presents Bagpipes at Brown’s

Browns Golf Course, Yaverland Road, Sandown (next to Dinosaur Isle) | Saturday 17th July 2021 | Later afternoon/evening

Sandown Carnival has teamed up with Browns Golf and Blue Tiki Cafe in Sandown to host 2 amazing bagpipe groups this Saturday at Brown’s!

🥁 From 17:00 – The Scots Guards Association.

🥁 From 18:15 – Wight Hot Pipes

Bring a rug or a camp chair, set up an area for you & your group and enjoy! A variety of refreshments will be available from the Blue Tiki Cafe.

A bucket collection will be made on the night to raise funds for future Sandown Carnival events.

More details can be found at facebook.com/Browns-Golf-and-Blue-Tiki-Cafe-Sandown-112988534365294


The Island Highland Gathering at Havenstreet Steam Railway

Isle of Wight Steam Railway, Havenstreet | Sunday 18th July 2021 | Later afternoon/evening

Aspire Ryde are excited to announce that the Island Highland Gathering will be back again on Sunday 18th of July 2021.

This year they will be holding the event at the Isle of Wight Steam Railway. Fun and excitement for all of the family.

They have pipe and drum bands from all over the country, including Reading, Dartford, Portsmouth, Hampshire and for this year they will be having The Scots Guards Association joining them.

All will be going on throughout the day in the main arena which also has the main stage.

Money raised on the day will go to Aspire Ryde.

🥁 Gates open 10:00 until 18:00

Programme of the day’s events

Main Arena
10:30 – Opening Ceremony our Chieftain today is High Sheriff of the Island James Attrill
11:00 – Reading Scottish Pipe Band with White Rose Highland Dancers
11:30 – Medina Marching Band
12:00 – Glenduart Pipes and Drums with Dartford and District Pipes and Drums
12:20 – 42nd Highland Regiment of Foot (The Black Watch)
13:10 – Scots Guards Association Pipes and Drums
13:45 – Rose and Thistle Pipes and Drums
14:00 – 42nd Highland Regiment of Foot (The Black Watch)
14:20 – Scots Guards Association Pipes and Drums with White Rose Highland Dancers
15:00 – Medina Marching Band
15:40 – Reading Scottish Pipe Band
16:00 – 42nd Highland Regiment of Foot (The Black Watch)
16:30 – The Massed bands finale

Heel and Toe Stage (Main Arena)
12:40 – Irish Dancing
13:30 – White Rose Highland Dancers
14:40 – Irish Dancing

Liquid Hospitality Area
11:15 – 16:00 – Rosie and Michael Sinclair – Scottish Folk Duo
12:15 – Rose and Thistle Pipes and Drums
12:40 – Bloodstone Border Morris
14:00 – Glenduart Pipes and Drums with Dartford and District Pipes and Drums

Highlander Stage
11:00 – The Crew, folk Band
12:15 – Pete’s Sake, Band
13:20 – Bloodstone Border Morris
13:45 – The Dance Preachers
15:00 – Bloodstone Border Morris
15:15 – Wight Hot Pipes, Celtic Rock Band with quests White Rose Scottish Dancers

Details on how to get tickets can be found on the Isle of Wight Steam Railway website – iwsteamrailway.co.uk/event/island-highland-gathering

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