Friday, 19 July 2013
With another gorgeous weekend just ahead of us, Solihull Fireworks are preparing for another busy weekend of performing professional firework displays for large public concerts and several different events and celebrations. As well as providing beautiful shows for our newly wed customers, we are particularly excited to be involved in a brand new public extravaganza – Hockley Heath’s “Proms in the Park”
Having worked with the resident group for well over two decades on their highly successful Bonfire Night celebrations, we have been invited, alongside other local businesses to help launch this latest, public spectacle, which will hopefully be a date in many people’s diary for years to come!
Our designers have spent many hours choreographing the sequences to the chosen pieces of music, which will see two very different professional firework displays merging into a spectacular finale, and after many months of meetings, planning and the recent spell of warm weather, tickets have been selling well and it is now more than likely that tomorrow night is heading for a sell-out.
The gates will open at 6.30pm with the opportunity to bring food and drinks and relax in the gorgeous evening sunshine on a rug or a chair. A bbq stall will be selling the usual delights of burgers, hot dogs and steaks with the bar open for adults to purchase beers, lagers, wines, spirits and soft drinks. The band commences with the music at 8pm and the professional firework displays will be fired at 10pm to coincide with the concerts final performance of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture.
Warwickshire band – The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers and The West Midlands Police Band will be performing the live music, with guest vocalists joining in medleys of The Seekers, Carpenters and the all-time classics of Abba. The audience will also participate by waving flags and clapping along to the nation’s favourites of Jerusalem, Rule Britannia and Land of Hope and Glory.
Bandmaster Barney Barnes is providing a play list which will appeal to the whole audience with a series of classic favourites and familiar marches alongside popular tracks for the youngsters to dance along to also. Our professional firework displays set to the 1812 Overture will bring a spectacular and memorable finale to the evening and hopefully secure another fantastic evening of entertainment for its return to the park next summer.
Hockley Heath Parish Council and the Residents Association who are organising the Proms will be donating the proceeds of the event to improving the wooded area of the recreation ground and to create an outdoor area to include story trees, zip wires and picnic tables. Donations will also be made to the Army Benevolent Fund and to Care of Police Survivors (COPS)
Tickets can still be brought on the day and the prices are as follows: Adults – £17.50, Under 18s – £10.00, Under 5’s – FREE. Please contact us for more details.
Hockley Heath Residents, the Parish Council and Solihull Fireworks very much look forward to seeing you there tomorrow evening!