Woodley Concert Band
Minitour to Droitwich Spa, July 2018

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Woodley Concert Band is a wind band of around 40 musicians of all ages and occupations who come together to rehearse, perform and socialise.

Membership is open to all and new members are always welcome where there is a suitable vacancy. We recommend that you need to play to at least Grade 6 standard due to the difficulty of the repertoire we perform although no formal qualifications are required.  

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 summer bandstand concerts and Christmas carolling.   We have a short break during rehearsals for refreshments and a number of us go to the local pub afterwards for a drink.  We also organise a range of social events throughout the year including band quizzes, meals out and the incredibly prestigious annual WCB ten-pin bowling championship.

We celebrated our 40th anniversary in 2014 with a commission from Philip Sparke and regularly arrange repertoire workshops with professional conductors to work on more advanced repertoire and have a fun but challenging day.  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 are 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.

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Current Vacancies

We currently have spaces for additional players in the following areas:

Oboe
Horn
Tuba
Percussion

Rehearsal Venue

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

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