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

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Posted on Monday August 13th, 2018

Well look at us entertaining the royals! Well, maybe the Queen wasn't home, but we certainly entertained her visitors! Great location to play as you can see. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Perhaps there were some royals there to hear our version of Uptown Funk... ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Good work guys. Hope it was a good gig xx

They have a proper bandstand now?? 😁πŸ₯πŸ’‚πŸ»

Our Henley gig today has been cancelled.
We were so looking forward to this event, but the much needed rain decided to come today and  (sensibly) the organisers have cancelled it. Sorry folks, see you at Windsor Castle on 12th August or Binfield Heath flower show on 25th instead!

Posted on Sunday July 29th, 2018

Our Henley gig today has been cancelled.
We were so looking forward to this event, but the much needed rain decided to come today and (sensibly) the organisers have cancelled it. Sorry folks, see you at Windsor Castle on 12th August or Binfield Heath flower show on 25th instead!
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Henley's loss is my gain !

WCB on tour! This is us yesterday in Stratford upon Avon. Today its Droitwich Spa Lido Park. At least were only competing with the British Grand Prix for audience today! Maybe we should be playing The Chain.

Posted on Sunday July 8th, 2018

WCB on tour! This is us yesterday in Stratford upon Avon. Today it's Droitwich Spa Lido Park. At least we're only competing with the British Grand Prix for audience today! Maybe we should be playing The Chain. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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On tour - and it’s not raining!

Just 4 days to go until our first outdoor concert of the summer! We were pleased last week to see that the delightful Victorian  Forbury Gardens bandstand has been repainted in our honour (!) so come along on Sunday at 3pm for an afternoon of cheery light music - why not get a drink or an ice cream from the cafΓ©, settle down and make the most of the summer!

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Posted on Wednesday June 20th, 2018

Just 4 days to go until our first outdoor concert of the summer! We were pleased last week to see that the delightful Victorian Forbury Gardens bandstand has been repainted in our honour (!) so come along on Sunday at 3pm for an afternoon of cheery light music - why not get a drink or an ice cream from the cafΓ©, settle down and make the most of the summer!

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Posted on Monday June 18th, 2018

The WCB Summer Season kicked off in style last weekend with a performance in support of Age Concern Twyford. With a diverse selection of light and entertaining music including Les Miserables, La La Land and a rousing Proms-style finale, the enthusiastic audience were left in no doubt that summer is here! Here are a few pictures from our pre-concert rehearsal.

If you'd like a dose of summer in your life, come along to Forbury Gardens this Sunday, 24th June, at 3pm for our first bandstand gig of the year - we promise that you won't be disappointed (well..unless it rains but we don't have much control over that...)!
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Really enjoyed your performance on Saturday at Piggot School, and as part of Time to Sing Community Choir, we loved performing along side you!

Posted on Monday March 26th, 2018

Here's the full set of photos from our wonderful Spring Concert - enjoy!
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Our first performance of 2018 is one we will remember with mixed emotions. Even if we say so ourselves, it was a fantastic concert! We loved it and the feedback from the audience has been amazing. But it was our Maestro's last formal concert - John Sayer has been waving the baton for 10 years but has decided to return to the trumpet section in the autumn. On the plus side, that does mean we will have an even more awesome trumpet section for our autumn concert!
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Just 3 days left until our superb Spring Concert at The Bulmershe School on Saturday! Weve been working flat out since January and are looking forward to giving a fantastic first performance of the year on Saturday! A few tickets are still available - get in touch quick if you havent got yours yet! The programme will include Les Miserables, a Queen Medley, Olympic Fanfare & Theme and Sinatra in Concert - there really is something for everyone!

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Posted on Wednesday March 21st, 2018

Just 3 days left until our superb Spring Concert at The Bulmershe School on Saturday! We've been working flat out since January and are looking forward to giving a fantastic first performance of the year on Saturday! A few tickets are still available - get in touch quick if you haven't got yours yet! The programme will include Les Miserables, a Queen Medley, Olympic Fanfare & Theme and Sinatra in Concert - there really is something for everyone!

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Posted on Monday March 19th, 2018

If you're local to Woodley, you might like to check out the monthly Voice of Woodley podcast from local pillar of the community Jack Wright - his March edition features a plug for our concert! πŸ˜€ - thanks Jack!youtube.com ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Theres just over a week to go until our fabulous Spring Concert and preparations are going extremely well! Weve got a whole host of exciting, lively, dramatic and beautiful music lined up for you and youre sure to find all sorts of gems amongst our brilliant programme. As you can see, were going to be working our percussion section hard so make sure you get your tickets soon - its going to be quite a show!

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Posted on Thursday March 15th, 2018

There's just over a week to go until our fabulous Spring Concert and preparations are going extremely well! We've got a whole host of exciting, lively, dramatic and beautiful music lined up for you and you're sure to find all sorts of gems amongst our brilliant programme. As you can see, we're going to be working our percussion section hard so make sure you get your tickets soon - it's going to be quite a show!

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After 10 very successful years with Woodley Concert Band, our Musical Director John Sayer has taken the decision that now is the right time to stand down and his last formal engagement as MD will be our Spring concert on March 24th 2018.

The band is incredibly grateful to John for all of his hard work during this time and well be looking to end his tenure on a high at our Spring concert. 

As a result we now have a very exciting vacancy for an inspirational musical director of Woodley Concert Band!

See the attached poster for details - for more information about the band please visit our website at http://www.woodleyconcertband.org.uk and to request a recruitment pack, please email us at info@woodleyconcertband.org.uk

Wed be very grateful if you would share this post - were looking to advertise as widely as possible to attract the very best candidates we can!

Posted on Saturday February 10th, 2018

After 10 very successful years with Woodley Concert Band, our Musical Director John Sayer has taken the decision that now is the right time to stand down and his last formal engagement as MD will be our Spring concert on March 24th 2018.

The band is incredibly grateful to John for all of his hard work during this time and we'll be looking to end his tenure on a high at our Spring concert.

As a result we now have a very exciting vacancy for an inspirational musical director of Woodley Concert Band!

See the attached poster for details - for more information about the band please visit our website at www.woodleyconcertband.org.uk and to request a recruitment pack, please email us at info@woodleyconcertband.org.uk

We'd be very grateful if you would share this post - we're looking to advertise as widely as possible to attract the very best candidates we can!
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Just sent you a message πŸ‘

Thanks very much for those of your that commented and tagged people! We'd love to hear from you all and get as wide a variety of applicants as possible. Just a reminder that applications close at the end of this month so please get in touch ASAP to request an information pack. Thanks!

Many thanks John for all your work over the years. I can imagine you will be massively missed by the band and audiences. More time for spin classes at loddon valley now!? 😁

One for you Ian Peaple ?

Chris Wilkes fancy doing some conducting again? Xxx

Go for it Ian Peaple πŸ‘πŸ€“

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Rehearsals are going well for our Spring Concert in March! Heres Sarah and Helen getting to grips with their parts in a beautiful saxophone trio feature that well be including! Want to find out what it is? Get your tickets now...!
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Posted on Thursday February 1st, 2018

Rehearsals are going well for our Spring Concert in March! Here's Sarah Parker and Helen Purdon getting to grips with their parts in a beautiful saxophone trio feature that we'll be including! Want to find out what it is? Get your tickets now...!
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Posted on Sunday December 31st, 2017

Oh OK then...just a few hours left of 2017 and just time to squeeze in some pics from a couple of our favourite concerts of the year! The WCB festive spectacular is one not to be missed and this year was no exception with snowmen decorations, two varieties of the 12 Days of Christmas, a fantastic last-minute stand-in narrator (thanks Kathryn Mckenzie), some enormous raffle prizes and plenty of singalong carols!

We hope you've had a fantastic festive period and see you in 2018! Happy New Year!
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Posted on Saturday December 30th, 2017

We hope that you've all had a marvellous Christmas! It's nearly 2018 and time for WCB to get back to the rehearsal grindstone but before the new year, here's a few photos from our busy December! ... See MoreSee Less

Posted on Saturday December 2nd, 2017

We were delighted to be asked to accompany the carol singing at Henley-on-Thames Christmas Festival on Friday evening. What a great event and, as you can see from the photos, it was very popular! Saturday morning saw us carolling outside Lidl in Woodley.. Sunday - rest!
Big thanks to Ant Parker for the Henley pics and Liz Happle for joining us on euphonium for Woodley carols
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Posted on Sunday November 26th, 2017

This weekend saw WCB's Christmas season get under way with the switching on of the Woodley Christmas lights.

We've got 8 more performances before Christmas arrives - why not come along to one of them to get the festive spirit flowing! Full details available on our website at www.woodleyconcertband.org.uk/concerts/
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