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

Latest News

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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Posted on Saturday March 24th, 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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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! 😀 - thanks Jack!youtube.com ... See MoreSee Less

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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Posted on Thursday March 1st, 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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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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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 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 Sunday December 17th, 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!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 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 carolsWe 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 Saturday November 25th, 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/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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Posted on Friday November 17th, 2017

WCB were honoured to once again be asked to provide musical accompaniment for the annual Service of Remembrance in Henley on Thames this year. It was a chilly morning but the band played well and were pleased to receive many compliments from members of the conngregation.WCB were honoured to once again be asked to provide musical accompaniment for the annual Service of Remembrance in Henley on Thames this year. It was a chilly morning but the band played well and were pleased to receive many compliments from members of the conngregation. ... See MoreSee Less

Posted on Friday November 17th, 2017

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Posted on Sunday October 29th, 2017

Important announcement! We regret to announce that the Berkshire British Legion Festival of Remembrance, due to take place on Saturday 4th November, has been cancelled by the event organisers.

We're naturally sad that this performance will no longer be going ahead but please feel free to come and join us at the Henley-on-Thames Service of Remembrance at 10:15 on Sunday 12th November instead.
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Posted on Wednesday October 18th, 2017

Last week: mince pies, this week: Christmas lights! We're pleased to see that it's not just us who are starting to get ready for the festive season - Woodley is getting ready for the switch-on of its Christmas lights on Saturday 25th November too! Come and join us then for carols, roasted chestnuts and more mince pies! ... See MoreSee Less

Posted on Monday October 9th, 2017

Well, it may only be October in the real world but with our fabulous Autumn Concert out of the way, it's definitely starting to all feel a bit festive in our music-planning department - in fact our music group met last week to consider all things Christmassy!

As a result, we've got some fantastic music lined up for our brilliant Christmas concerts on 17th December and, slightly embarassingly, we've all enjoyed our first mince pies of the year too. Keep your eyes peeled for more details coming soon...!
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Posted on Saturday October 7th, 2017

This year's WCB Autumn Concert was a riot of colour - Musical Colours in fact! With a veritable rainbow of music linked to colour including Mr Blue Sky, Goldfinger, Crimson Tide, Yellow Submarine and many more besides, our audience were awash with the may hues of our spectacular programme!

We thought we'd add a little variety to our photo albums with a few pictures from our pre-concert rehearsal instead of us all in our usual black, white and red - this is a much more colourful display!
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Posted on Thursday September 21st, 2017

Behind the scenes at WCB: You wouldn't have thought that handing out music would be the cause of high drama but the availability of legible parts for some older editions is cause for quite some excitement...perhaps not quite as much high emotion as seen here though...

Tickets for our Autumn Concert are selling well - if you haven't got yours yet, get in touch to book them now!
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Posted on Thursday August 31st, 2017

With the last gig of our summer season all wrapped up, it's time to get going with some serious work on music for our Autumn Concert! Entitled Musical Colours, we've got a complete rainbow of vibrant and many-hued music to entertain you including this smattering of colourful examples!

More info and box office details here - tickets available from Saturday!
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Posted on Saturday August 26th, 2017

Our last gig of the summer season, and what a perfect afternoon! The weather was glorious, and our favourite village event was as charming as ever. The prize vegetables and flowers were amazing, and so many fabulous dogs! We felt duty bound to sample the homemade cakes and local beers... ... See MoreSee Less

Posted on Sunday August 20th, 2017

We had a lovely time playing at Forbury Gardens last weekend and judging by the enthusiastic applause from our large audience, they had a great time listening too! Our brilliant arrangement of pop hit YMCA seemed to be a particular favourite.

Just one gig left in our summer season now - join us on Saturday 26th August from 1:30pm at the fab Binfield Heath Flower Show - see you there for more wonderful music! www.facebook.com/events/284259455388244/
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Posted on Thursday August 17th, 2017

Fancy an afternoon of summery music? Join us this Sunday at 3:00pm at Forbury Gardens for one of our favourite gigs of the summer season! With loads of fabulous tunes, there'll definitely be something to get your foot tapping so come along, relax, unwind and enjoy some great music! ... See MoreSee Less

Posted on Saturday July 8th, 2017

WCB entertained 600 guests at a very posh do this evening! We provided the music before the guests went in to enjoy a fine dinner. Then we left for our fish and chips... ... See MoreSee Less

Posted on Wednesday July 5th, 2017

Another amazing band tour! Last weekend we performed in Cirencester and Malvern (staying in Cheltenham along the way). The weather was fantastic, the music was great fun to play and our audiences very appreciative. Add in ice creams, cocktails, good food and good company - perfect! ... See MoreSee Less

Posted on Sunday July 2nd, 2017

Getting ready for another gig, in glorious Malvern! ... See MoreSee Less

Posted on Saturday July 1st, 2017

MD confers with the trumpet section on their Incredibles growling... ... See MoreSee Less

Posted on Saturday July 1st, 2017

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