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Marching Bands in the Square

St Thomas’ Square, Newport // Saturday 17th July 2021

📣 SAVE THE DATE! EXCITING EVENT COMING TO NEWPORT!🚨

🥁 Marching Bands in the Square
📅 Saturday 17th July 2021*
📌 St Thomas’ Square, Newport
🚜 Market: 09:00 – 16:30
🎷 Bands: 10:45 – 13:30^
💰 FREE EVENT / Donations welcome to Newport Carnival.

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.

🎺 Now for the entertainment.

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 approx. 35-40 minutes.
Bands will then disperse before the next band plays.

🥁 Medina Marching Band will leave County Hall at 10:45^ and make their way to the Square where they will play for 35-40 minutes. They will then disperse and head back to County Hall.

🥁 Special guests Scots Guards Association Pipes and Drums will leave County Hall at 11:45^ and make their way to the Square where they will play for 35-40 minutes. They will then disperse and head back to County Hall.

🥁 Vectis Corps of Drums Marching Band. will leave County Hall at 12:45^ and make their way to the Square where they will play for 35-40 minutes. They will then disperse and head back to County Hall.

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.

With yet another uncertain year, and having cancelled our carnivals for summer 2021, we hope this will be a nice reminder of how normal life can be and bring some joy back to Newport this July.

💖 Special mentions:

We would like to thank everyone involved in helping this event take shape. The support from Karen Eeles, Island Highland Gathering, Newport & Carisbrooke Community Council, Market Days CIC and everyone else we’ve missed.

🎷 WAIT, there’s more!

If you cannot make the Marching Bands in the Square, you can see Scots Guards Association Pipes and Drums playing at Island Highland Gathering at Isle of Wight Steam Railway on Sunday 18th July. Tickets can be found at iwsteamrailway.co.uk/event/island-highland-gathering

We hope to see you there.

^times are approximate, may vary slightly on the day.
*weather & government restrictions dependant