Woodley Concert Band
WCB Autumn Concert, October 2018
Windsor Castle, August 2018
Minitour to Droitwich Spa, July 2018
Henley-upon-Thames Service of Remembrance, November 2017
Windsor Castle, August 2018
Summer Charity Concert, June 2018

Latest News

Wow, what a concert (even if we do say so ourselves)! Thanks so much to everyone who came along to our brilliant Spring Concert last night - it was great fun exploring the music of the East and the West and we really enjoyed putting on what we think was a fantastic show - we hope that you enjoyed it too! What was your favourite piece (or pieces)? Let us know in the comments below - wed love to know!

In the meantime, dont forget to add the dates for the rest of our concerts for the year into your diaries - you can find them all on our website at https://www.woodleyconcertband.org.uk/concerts/ and check back soon for all of the dates for our summer season!

Posted on Sunday March 24th, 2019

Wow, what a concert (even if we do say so ourselves)! Thanks so much to everyone who came along to our brilliant Spring Concert last night - it was great fun exploring the music of the East and the West and we really enjoyed putting on what we think was a fantastic show - we hope that you enjoyed it too! What was your favourite piece (or pieces)? Let us know in the comments below - we'd love to know!

In the meantime, don't forget to add the dates for the rest of our concerts for the year into your diaries - you can find them all on our website at www.woodleyconcertband.org.uk/concerts/ and check back soon for all of the dates for our summer season!
... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

I know that you are asking the audience rather than us lot.....but I love Arabesque 😊 and my family did too!

Sorry I missed this one, so pleased it went well πŸ˜ƒ

It was amazing xx

Great concert all round. So good to play so much good music with colleagues that also enjoy good music, and to an audience that enjoys what we do. So please that we are up for trying new music that some would think too challenging for the audience - which it clearly wasn't judging by their reactions. Many thanks and well done to all (not least the MD - Claire) for making it all happen

I’m not sure what Brian is doing...

WCB in full flow, rehearsing for our magnificent Spring Concert, East Meets West

Posted on Sunday March 24th, 2019

WCB in full flow, rehearsing for our magnificent Spring Concert, East Meets West ... See MoreSee Less

Are you ready for our fantastic Spring Concert tonight at 7:30pm? Theres no half measures in our concert prep - we want to make sure that absolutely everything looks and sounds fantastic for our audience - so weve put our chairman Gregor to work making sure that our staging is spotless and ready for our fab percussion section!

Look forward to seeing you later - some tickets still available on the door if youve not got yours yet!

Posted on Saturday March 23rd, 2019

Are you ready for our fantastic Spring Concert tonight at 7:30pm? There's no half measures in our concert prep - we want to make sure that absolutely everything looks and sounds fantastic for our audience - so we've put our chairman Gregor to work making sure that our staging is spotless and ready for our fab percussion section!

Look forward to seeing you later - some tickets still available on the door if you've not got yours yet!
... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

Good job Gregor Spowart. Thanks for all your hard work behind the scenes. Flawless solo and playing last night as always. Legend!

Fantastic job guys. Sounded amazeballs 😍 x

Absolutely fantastic, will be at the next one too!!

Gregor all that prep work was worth it what a fantastic concert. Thankyou Woodley Concert Band another great evening.

I'm honoured that you hoovered for my benefit. Perhaps you could have a word with my band? πŸ˜‚

Posted on Saturday March 23rd, 2019

Our fantastic Spring concert took our audience on an epic voyage of discovery taking in Shostakovich's huge Festive Overture, Sousa's legendary Stars and Stripes, Samuel Hazo's mystical Arabesque and even a Pet Shop Boys classic!

We had a great time and we reckon that everyone that came along did too!Our fantastic Spring concert took our audience on an epic voyage of discovery taking in Shostakovich's huge Festive Overture, Sousa's legendary Stars and Stripes, Samuel Hazo's mystical Arabesque and even a Pet Shop Boys classic!

We had a great time and we reckon that everyone that came along did too!
... See MoreSee Less

Well our percussion section are clearly paying attention to the motto on the wall of our (school) rehearsal room even if no-one else seems to be!   But seriously, our last rehearsal before our spring concert was pretty intensive, and its all sounding great, even if we say so ourselves.   Its a fantastic programme, we are enjoying our musical wanderings between East and West  πŸ˜€ 
Wed love you to come and join us on Saturday! https://www.facebook.com/events/2060706930674825/

Posted on Thursday March 21st, 2019

Well our percussion section are clearly paying attention to the motto on the wall of our (school) rehearsal room even if no-one else seems to be! But seriously, our last rehearsal before our spring concert was pretty intensive, and its all sounding great, even if we say so ourselves. It's a fantastic programme, we are enjoying our musical wanderings between East and West πŸ˜€
We'd love you to come and join us on Saturday! www.facebook.com/events/2060706930674825/
... See MoreSee Less

Just 6 days to go until our fantastic Spring Concert, East Meets West! Weve been rehearsing hard since January and are looking forward to playing some brilliant music for you, including Shostakovichs magnificent Festive Overture, Sousas famous Stars & Stripes and music from hit show Miss Saigon!

Weve still got some tickets left so make sure you get in touch with the box office to book yours now - you dont want to miss out on this musical treat!

https://www.facebook.com/events/2060706930674825/

Posted on Sunday March 17th, 2019

Just 6 days to go until our fantastic Spring Concert, East Meets West! We've been rehearsing hard since January and are looking forward to playing some brilliant music for you, including Shostakovich's magnificent Festive Overture, Sousa's famous Stars & Stripes and music from hit show Miss Saigon!

We've still got some tickets left so make sure you get in touch with the box office to book yours now - you don't want to miss out on this musical treat!

www.facebook.com/events/2060706930674825/
... See MoreSee Less

So its turned colder and Storm Gareth is heading our way - but that hasnt deterred the WCB music group from getting into the summer mood! Pimms, shades (and bodyboard) all help for planning the summer programme while the hailstones fall outside!Image attachment

Posted on Monday March 11th, 2019

So it's turned colder and 'Storm Gareth' is heading our way - but that hasn't deterred the WCB music group from getting into the summer mood! Pimms, shades (and bodyboard) all help for planning the summer programme while the hailstones fall outside!So it's turned colder and 'Storm Gareth' is heading our way - but that hasn't deterred the WCB music group from getting into the summer mood! Pimms, shades (and bodyboard) all help for planning the summer programme while the hailstones fall outside! ... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

Great shirt Owen

Were always keen to get involved with our local community and four members of the band recently went along to Polehampton Infant School to play for Year 1 children who have been learning about Prokofievs Peter and the Wolf. We demonstrated the tunes for the individual characters including the bird (flute), cat (clarinet), duck (oboe) and wolf (French horn).

The children were fascinated to see how the instruments work, how high and low they can play and some fun facts (did you know that the best way to clean a French horn is to put it in the bath?!).

The children were kind enough to send us this lovely thank you card which were sure youll agree is fantastic - we had a great time playing for them and hopefully weve inspired the next generation of WCB band members!

Posted on Thursday February 28th, 2019

We're always keen to get involved with our local community and four members of the band recently went along to Polehampton Infant School to play for Year 1 children who have been learning about Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf. We demonstrated the tunes for the individual characters including the bird (flute), cat (clarinet), duck (oboe) and wolf (French horn).

The children were fascinated to see how the instruments work, how high and low they can play and some fun facts (did you know that the best way to clean a French horn is to put it in the bath?!).

The children were kind enough to send us this lovely thank you card which we're sure you'll agree is fantastic - we had a great time playing for them and hopefully we've inspired the next generation of WCB band members!
... See MoreSee Less

Posted on Saturday February 23rd, 2019

... See MoreSee Less

Theres just a month to go until our first concert of 2019 and weve been hard at work since the beginning of the year preparing a fantastic programme of music from both sides of the Atlantic! Weve got brash American marches, the mystic orient, the might of Russia, epic film scores, a well-known musical, some swinging jazz and one or two sneaky little features too, including the one that the flute section are practising here...

Its going to be a great concert and a fabulous evenings entertainment so make sure you book your tickets now! More info here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/2060706930674825/

Posted on Saturday February 23rd, 2019

There's just a month to go until our first concert of 2019 and we've been hard at work since the beginning of the year preparing a fantastic programme of music from both sides of the Atlantic! We've got brash American marches, the mystic orient, the might of Russia, epic film scores, a well-known musical, some swinging jazz and one or two sneaky little features too, including the one that the flute section are practising here...

It's going to be a great concert and a fabulous evening's entertainment so make sure you book your tickets now! More info here:

www.facebook.com/events/2060706930674825/
... See MoreSee Less

Tickets NOW ON SALE! Tickets are now available for our first concert of 2019 - an incredible musical adventure spanning both sides of the Atlantic and including hit musical Miss Saigon, classical spectacular Shostakovichs Festive Overture and Samuel Hazos amazing Arabesque! Were already hard at work practising and its going to be a great evenings entertainment so get booking!

For more info and to get your tickets, click here...
https://www.facebook.com/events/2060706930674825/

Posted on Thursday February 14th, 2019

Tickets NOW ON SALE! Tickets are now available for our first concert of 2019 - an incredible musical adventure spanning both sides of the Atlantic and including hit musical Miss Saigon, classical spectacular Shostakovich's Festive Overture and Samuel Hazo's amazing Arabesque! We're already hard at work practising and it's going to be a great evening's entertainment so get booking!

For more info and to get your tickets, click here...
www.facebook.com/events/2060706930674825/
... See MoreSee Less

Posted on Sunday January 27th, 2019

... See MoreSee Less

Friends of WCB, your flyer and priority booking form for our spring concert is on its way to you!   Thanks to the Department of Real Estate & Planning at University of Reading for sticking stamps on the envelopes for us this lunchtime - good teamwork!

Posted on Thursday January 24th, 2019

Friends of WCB, your flyer and priority booking form for our spring concert is on its way to you! Thanks to the Department of Real Estate & Planning at University of Reading for sticking stamps on the envelopes for us this lunchtime - good teamwork! ... See MoreSee Less

WERE BACK! Happy New Year! Were sorry were a bit late but we took the liberty of having a week off after our extremely busy Christmas season! Were back now, however, and already getting into the swing of our exciting Spring Concert programme, entitled East Meets West.  Lots more info coming soon...!

Posted on Wednesday January 9th, 2019

WE'RE BACK! Happy New Year! We're sorry we're a bit late but we took the liberty of having a week off after our extremely busy Christmas season! We're back now, however, and already getting into the swing of our exciting Spring Concert programme, entitled 'East Meets West'. Lots more info coming soon...! ... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

Where’s your Tim Vine look-a-like? πŸ™‚

12 bells in the photo significant? πŸ€”

Missing you already xx

A very merry and musical Christmas from all of us at WCB!
πŸŽ„πŸŽΆπŸŽΊπŸŽ…πŸŽ·πŸŽΆπŸŽ„
Thanks to all those who have come to hear us, enjoyed our music, or just kept an occasional eye on our Facebook posts and website this year! We hope that Santa brought you what you wanted and look forward to seeing you in the new year! Now, where are those mince pies...

Posted on Tuesday December 25th, 2018

A very merry and musical Christmas from all of us at WCB!
πŸŽ„πŸŽΆπŸŽΊπŸŽ…πŸŽ·πŸŽΆπŸŽ„
Thanks to all those who have come to hear us, enjoyed our music, or just kept an occasional eye on our Facebook posts and website this year! We hope that Santa brought you what you wanted and look forward to seeing you in the new year! Now, where are those mince pies...
... See MoreSee Less

Load more