Platinum Jubilee concert fit for a Queen

Wednesday 25 May 2022

Musicians from across Dumfries and Galloway will come together this weekend for a concert to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Annan Town Band is hosting the event at the Crichton Church on Saturday (28 May) which will also feature guest performances by talented young musicians from Kirkcudbright Academy.

Under the baton of musical director Andrew Warriner, the band has prepared a special programme of music suitable for a royal occasion.

Band manager Dale Simmons said: "The Queen is known to be a great lover of music. Our programme features music from around Great Britain, and we've also tried to include music from some of the places she has visited during her 70-year reign. 

“We can't think of a better way to mark her Platinum Jubilee than a celebratory concert.”

The event will hold additional significance, as it is the band’s first major concert since the organisation became a registered charity at the end of last year.

Dale continued: “We are committed to spreading the benefits of brass banding and music making across the region, and charitable status will open up even more opportunities for us to do that.

“We’re delighted to welcome some fantastic young instrumentalists from Kirkcudbright Academy as guests at our concert to show that music making is very much alive and well in Dumfries and Galloway.

“The Crichton Church in Dumfries is a stunning venue and we think it is the perfect location to welcome back our loyal supporters after the pandemic, and maybe introduce brass band music to some new audience members too.”

Tickets for the Jubilee concert are available at and are also available at the Midsteeple Box Office in Dumfries and Pet Savers in Annan.

For more information visit or see the band’s preview YouTube video here.


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