The Band of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, Warwickshire.
Formerly ‘The Volunteer Band of the 5th (Warwickshire) Bn, Royal Regiment of Fusiliers’ was based, in Greens Road, Keresley. Moving to Sir Henry Parkes Road, Canley.
For ease now known as “The Warwickshire Band” since 30 June 1999, when a defence cut abolished the band and reduced the regiment to 1 company based at Sheldon.
Mr Johnson was asked to keep the band going by RHQ RRF at the Tower of London and the folks in the band at that time; as they enjoyed the music and friendship within the band.
The band have been meeting and playing together for over almost 14 years, and have become one of the leading wind bands in the area, we meet on Mondays evenings (7.30pm – 9.30pm) at the Lime Tree Club on Templars avenue, Tile Hill, and enjoy a very active playing and social calendar .
The band have a variety of instruments for loan and also insure personal instruments that are used solely for playing with The Warwickshire’s, the band does not have a subscription scheme as we make sufficient funds through engagements to cover our costs for the purchase of new uniforms and music etc.
The Warwickshire’s perform at many concerts throughout the year, ranging from Dinner Bands, Wind ensembles, Fanfares for various high profile visits, concerts for civilian and service charities, to trips abroad to places such as: Germany and Switzerland, also Edinburgh where we occasionally visit the Royal British Legion Band of Scotland, in the recent past several members were invited to play in the British contingent band, visiting Hong Kong for Chinese New Year. (Spring Festival).