In November, Solihull Gang Show had the honour of joining other Scouts (and Guides) to top off a years celebrations with a festival of Scouting.
With 20,000 Scouts and their families joined one of the UK’s biggest ever casts at London’s cavernous 02 Arena. Several years in the making, and with over 3,000 performers, the event lived up to expectations in every sense.
A spectacular finale with the entire cast onstage brought the crowds to their feet for a rousing version of ‘One Vision.’ When the crowds finally spilled into the cold London night, mutterings akin to: ‘amazing’ and ‘the biggest and most spectacular show I have ever seen’ were frequently heard – and not just from the mums and dads of performers!
We performed our “Celebration Gang Show”, where we celebrated 25 years of Solihull Gang Show, the 75thAnniversary of the First Gang Show produced by the late Ralph Reader CBE and of course we couldn’t do a show without celebrating 100 years of Scouting.
Solihull Gang Show were invited to perform with 700 Scouts and Guides at the Royal Albert Hall in the fast moving showcase of musical and creative ability “In The Spotlight”
Solihull Gang Show gains National Recognition from the Scout Association. This meant that it had achieved a high enough standard for all members of the Gang to wear the red scarf with the coveted Gang Show Emblem on the back.
Solihull Gang Show was started by Pauline Brand. It quickly grew and developed into the show we see today.