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

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There are more pics to come from our successful weekend in Dorset but for now heres one of our amazing drummer Katie at our gig in Christchurch. We packed the drums and cymbals onto the coach on Saturday morning, but forgot the box of stands and pedals for them - oops.  Katie did a brilliant bit of improvisation with boxes, chairs and jumpers.  We loved the use of the cowbell instead of hi hat and suspended cymbals which really dont work unless they are mounted on a stand!  Fortunately we got the stands for Sunday in Dorchester.  Youre brilliant Katie!!

Posted on Monday July 1st, 2019

There are more pics to come from our successful weekend in Dorset but for now here's one of our amazing drummer Katie at our gig in Christchurch. We packed the drums and cymbals onto the coach on Saturday morning, but forgot the box of stands and pedals for them - oops. Katie did a brilliant bit of improvisation with boxes, chairs and jumpers. We loved the use of the cowbell instead of hi hat and suspended cymbals which really don't work unless they are mounted on a stand! Fortunately we got the stands for Sunday in Dorchester. You're brilliant Katie!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Brilliant job!

Great job Katie - the sign of a true pro! πŸ™‚

Well done Katie. Did anyone forget their uniform this year?

I once went up Snaefell on the Isle of Man Mountain Railway to do a gig at the top. When we got there, we discovered that all the cymbal stands had been left at the bottom. We did try having someone holding the hi-hats, opening and closing them when the drummer stamped on their foot but oddly, it wasn't all that successful... Good work Katie!

She’s a superstar. Well done again Katie!

She was fantastic!

She is amazing.

Star! πŸ˜‡

She is just brilliant🌟🌟🌟x

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Nearly time to play!

Posted on Sunday June 30th, 2019

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Perfect Sunday afternoon listening to the excellent playing of Woodley Concert Band in The Borough Gardens, Dorchester. Thanks for a lovely sunny afternoon of great music. 🎺🎷πŸ₯πŸ¦πŸŒ€πŸŒ€πŸŒ

Looks amazing Joanne Lee hope it wasn’t too hot x

Lovely day in Christchurch yesterday, playing on the riverside bandstand followed by a relaxing evening at a local Italian restaurant.  Now Dorchester here we come!  Were on the bandstand in Borough Gardens at 2.30 todayImage attachmentImage attachment

Posted on Sunday June 30th, 2019

Lovely day in Christchurch yesterday, playing on the riverside bandstand followed by a relaxing evening at a local Italian restaurant. Now Dorchester here we come! We're on the bandstand in Borough Gardens at 2.30 today ... See MoreSee Less

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Would have loved to have come but unfortunately working. Xxxx

What a beautiful bandstand. Cool gig.

Hello Christchurch! Nice place for a Saturday afternoon gig. Well be playing from 2.30pm - bring your own ice cream 🍦

Posted on Saturday June 29th, 2019

Hello Christchurch! Nice place for a Saturday afternoon gig. We'll be playing from 2.30pm - bring your own ice cream 🍦 ... See MoreSee Less

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Looks lovely !

All set! Last few polishing touches before our Summer Charity Concert in aid of Reading Street Pastors, starting in just a few minutes!

Posted on Saturday June 22nd, 2019

All set! Last few polishing touches before our Summer Charity Concert in aid of Reading Street Pastors, starting in just a few minutes! ... See MoreSee Less

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Break a Leg, as they say in Drama Circles. 🎢🎺🎷

Posted on Saturday June 22nd, 2019

A few weeks ago, we were delighted to host our Summer Charity Concert in aid of Reading Street Pastors. The large and enthusiastic audience were wowed by some fantastic music including Les Miserables, Yorkshire Overture, Crazy for You and Stevie Wonder hit Isn't She Lovely (complete with big band-style ending)! We had a great time and helped to raise over Β£2,500 in aid of a very worthy cause. Here are a few shots from our pre-concert rehearsal.

Were you there? If so, what was your favourite piece?!
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Were really excited now about our Summer Charity Concert on Saturday in aid of Reading Street Pastors! Our last rehearsal last night sounded top-notch and weve got a fantastic programme lined up for you, including perennial musicals favourite Les Miserables, Philip Sparke classic A Yorkshire Overture, an audience-choice piece and a brilliant arrangement of a Stevie Wonder hit featuring funky bass line from Dan and solos from Jon on tenor sax and Cath on flute! 🌞🎡🎷

If youve not got your tickets yet, there are still a few available (see link below) - well see you there! Its gonna be a good one!
WCB Charity Summer Concert in support of Reading Street PastorsImage attachmentImage attachment

Posted on Thursday June 20th, 2019

We're really excited now about our Summer Charity Concert on Saturday in aid of Reading Street Pastors! Our last rehearsal last night sounded top-notch and we've got a fantastic programme lined up for you, including perennial musicals favourite Les Miserables, Philip Sparke classic A Yorkshire Overture, an audience-choice piece and a brilliant arrangement of a Stevie Wonder hit featuring funky bass line from Dan and solos from Jon on tenor sax and Cath on flute! 🌞🎡🎷

If you've not got your tickets yet, there are still a few available (see link below) - we'll see you there! It's gonna be a good one!
WCB Charity Summer Concert in support of Reading Street Pastors
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Dont forget! Just 6 days until our fabulous Summer Charity Concert at Woodley Baptist Church in aid of the very worthy Reading Street Pastors! 🎢🎺🎷Weve got an outstanding programme lined up, full to the brim with toe-tapping tunes, hit musicals and pop favourites so youre promised an excellent evenings entertainment whilst raising money for a brilliant cause!

Tickets still available! See here for more info:
https://facebook.com/events/437655870110508

NB - Our Summer Charity Concert starts at 7:00pm (not 7:30) - dont be late! πŸ˜„

Posted on Sunday June 16th, 2019

Don't forget! Just 6 days until our fabulous Summer Charity Concert at Woodley Baptist Church in aid of the very worthy Reading Street Pastors! 🎢🎺🎷We've got an outstanding programme lined up, full to the brim with toe-tapping tunes, hit musicals and pop favourites so you're promised an excellent evening's entertainment whilst raising money for a brilliant cause!

Tickets still available! See here for more info:
facebook.com/events/437655870110508

NB - Our Summer Charity Concert starts at 7:00pm (not 7:30) - don't be late! πŸ˜„
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Got my ticket! xx

Heres a quick throwback to our fabulous stall at Woodley Carnival last week and the winner of our adult trophy for the NOISIEST person in all of Woodley, Keith! Keith managed to rack up an incredible reading of 135.5 on our decibel meter on the trumpet - a very worthy (and VERY loud) winner! Well done Keith!

Posted on Saturday June 15th, 2019

Here's a quick throwback to our fabulous stall at Woodley Carnival last week and the winner of our adult trophy for the NOISIEST person in all of Woodley, Keith! Keith managed to rack up an incredible reading of 135.5 on our decibel meter on the trumpet - a very worthy (and VERY loud) winner! Well done Keith! ... See MoreSee Less

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I notice the 6-11 year olds were louder than the teenagers and nearly as loud as the adults.

Well, what a lot of fun that was! Over 150 people came along to our stall at Woodley Carnival on Saturday to try out a musical instrument and see if they could prove themselves to be the noisiest person in Woodley! 🎷🎺

Despite some extremely blustery conditions (this photo taken before we had to take the top of our gazebo off!), we had a constant flow of people and it was fantastic to meet and chat to so many people who were really keen to get to grips with something new - hopefully weve inspired the next generation of WCB!

Pictured here is Katherine who was leading the adult competition after some *very* powerful trombone playing for a lot of the afternoon with a score of 133 decibels before eventually just being beaten! If you came to see us, thanks very much! How did you do...?

Posted on Monday June 10th, 2019

Well, what a lot of fun that was! Over 150 people came along to our stall at Woodley Carnival on Saturday to try out a musical instrument and see if they could prove themselves to be the noisiest person in Woodley! 🎷🎺

Despite some extremely blustery conditions (this photo taken before we had to take the top of our gazebo off!), we had a constant flow of people and it was fantastic to meet and chat to so many people who were really keen to get to grips with something new - hopefully we've inspired the next generation of WCB!

Pictured here is Katherine who was leading the adult competition after some *very* powerful trombone playing for a lot of the afternoon with a score of 133 decibels before eventually just being beaten! If you came to see us, thanks very much! How did you do...?
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A fantastic idea & my kids loved it, as did I 😁

Just as well it wasn't today! πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚

Dont forget! Well be at the awesome Woodley Carnival tomorrow from 12 - 5pm searching for the NOISIEST person in Woodley (and chatting about the band too)! Come and see us (or bring your kids) to try an instrument and see if you can top the leaderboard! Weve got 4 age categories, a load of instruments and some magnificent trophies to award! See you there!

Posted on Friday June 7th, 2019

Don't forget! We'll be at the awesome Woodley Carnival tomorrow from 12 - 5pm searching for the NOISIEST person in Woodley (and chatting about the band too)! Come and see us (or bring your kids) to try an instrument and see if you can top the leaderboard! We've got 4 age categories, a load of instruments and some magnificent trophies to award! See you there! ... See MoreSee Less

Want to win some bling?! Were taking our quest to find the noisiest person in Woodley at Woodley Carnival on Saturday very seriously and have got some top-notch trophies ready to award for the NOISIEST people in 4 age categories! πŸŽΊπŸ“£

If you want to test your mettle against the loudest people around, make sure you come and visit our stall at the carnival (in Woodford Park) between 12 and 5pm for the chance to prove your prowess! More info here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/603644543449508/

Posted on Wednesday June 5th, 2019

Want to win some bling?! We're taking our quest to find the noisiest person in Woodley at Woodley Carnival on Saturday very seriously and have got some top-notch trophies ready to award for the NOISIEST people in 4 age categories! πŸŽΊπŸ“£

If you want to test your mettle against the loudest people around, make sure you come and visit our stall at the carnival (in Woodford Park) between 12 and 5pm for the chance to prove your prowess! More info here:
www.facebook.com/events/603644543449508/
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Have you got your tickets yet for our Summer Charity Concert? β˜€οΈπŸ–β˜€οΈ On 22nd June, were excited to be presenting a fabulous programe of light music with showtunes, marches, pop and much much more, all in aid of the fantastic Reading Street Pastors!

The concert is at 7:00pm at Woodley Baptist Church - find out more info (including how to book your tickets) here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/437655870110508/

Posted on Wednesday May 29th, 2019

Have you got your tickets yet for our Summer Charity Concert? β˜€οΈπŸ–β˜€οΈ On 22nd June, we're excited to be presenting a fabulous programe of light music with showtunes, marches, pop and much much more, all in aid of the fantastic Reading Street Pastors!

The concert is at 7:00pm at Woodley Baptist Church - find out more info (including how to book your tickets) here:
www.facebook.com/events/437655870110508/
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Exciting news!! WCB are on a mission to find the NOISIEST person in Woodley! Weve got a stall at Woodley Carnival on Saturday 8th June (12 - 5pm) and well be giving you the chance to see if you (or maybe any of your children / grandchildren) are the loudest person in all of the local area! Well have a selection of instruments available for you to try and well be keeping score (with 4 different age categories) so come along to see us and have a go (or just to have a chat)!

There will be trophies at stake...πŸ†:D

Posted on Monday May 27th, 2019

Exciting news!! WCB are on a mission to find the NOISIEST person in Woodley! We've got a stall at Woodley Carnival on Saturday 8th June (12 - 5pm) and we'll be giving you the chance to see if you (or maybe any of your children / grandchildren) are the loudest person in all of the local area! We'll have a selection of instruments available for you to try and we'll be keeping score (with 4 different age categories) so come along to see us and have a go (or just to have a chat)!

There will be trophies at stake...πŸ†:D
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If youre a regular at our concerts, youll know the wife of one of our 1st Trumpets, Imogen Sayer, who can always be found in the foyer selling raffle tickets, helping with concert tickets or setting up or clearing away from the interval. Over the last 3 months, shes been completing a 22 mile swim to raise money for Diabetes UK. Shes just completed this amazing distance and asked if wed mind mentioning it to all our loyal supporters! Since Immy is kind enough to support the band so much, it only seems right to try and help her raise money for this very worthwhile cause - if youd like to contribute, head over to her fundraising page here:
https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/imogen-sayer1962

Posted on Saturday May 25th, 2019

If you're a regular at our concerts, you'll know the wife of one of our 1st Trumpets, Imogen Sayer, who can always be found in the foyer selling raffle tickets, helping with concert tickets or setting up or clearing away from the interval. Over the last 3 months, she's been completing a 22 mile swim to raise money for Diabetes UK. She's just completed this amazing distance and asked if we'd mind mentioning it to all our loyal supporters! Since Immy is kind enough to support the band so much, it only seems right to try and help her raise money for this very worthwhile cause - if you'd like to contribute, head over to her fundraising page here:
www.justgiving.com/fundraising/imogen-sayer1962
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Thank you all for your support. I really have enjoyed this challenge and will continue with my swimming.

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