Woodley Concert Band
WCB on Tour to Bournemouth, July 2016
WCB Spring Concert, March 2017
Forbury Gardens Bandstand in Reading, August 2017
Henley on Thames Service of Remembrance, November 2016
Summer Charity Concert, June 2016
WCB on Tour to Worcestershire, July 2015

Join us

Woodley Concert Band is a community wind band of around 35 musicians of all ages, occupations and musical experience who come together to rehearse, perform and socialise.

Membership is open to all and new members are always welcome. There is no formal audition, however, we recommend that you need to play to at least Grade 6 standard due to the difficulty of the repertoire we perform.  If you are interested in joining, why not come along and give us a try!

We celebrated our 40th anniversary in 2014 with a commission from Philip Sparke and regularly arrange repertoire workshops with professional conductors to improve our skills.  The band also owns a good selection of woodwind, brass and percussion instruments that we would be able to loan to you if required.  If you would be interested in joining us, please contact us for more information and tell us a little about yourself – your instrument(s), your playing standard and your wind band experience. If we do not have an immediate vacancy, we will be very happy to add you to our waiting list.

We rehearse every Wednesday evening from 7.45pm till 10.00pm throughout the year, with a short break over Christmas.  We perform 3 major indoor concerts each year to audiences of over 300 and a number of other informal engagements including fetes, bandstands and carolling. The band is very sociable with a short break during rehearsals for refreshments and a visit to the local pub afterwards for a drink.  We also organise a range of social events throughout the year including band walks, quizzes, meals out and the annual WCB ten-pin bowling championship.

 

Rehearsal Venue

St Dominic Savio Catholic Primary School
Western Avenue
Woodley
Reading
RG5 3BH

Click to view a map of our rehearsal location.