Woodley Concert Band
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Windsor Castle, August 2018
Minitour to Droitwich Spa, July 2018
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Good news! If youre on our postal mailing list, keep an eye out for details about our exciting (and epic!) Spring Concert, dropping through your letterbox soon! πŸ“½οΈ
If youre on our email list, well be sending booking info next week (Friends) or the week after (everyone else) to coincide with our box office opening dates on Friday 24th January (Friends) and Saturday 1st February (public).

If youre not on either mailing list, why not?! Its FREE and we just send out info before our major concerts to make sure that you dont miss out! If youd like to be added, drop us a message or email us and well put your name on the list and send you info about our upcoming concert!

Posted on Thursday January 16th, 2020

Good news! If you're on our postal mailing list, keep an eye out for details about our exciting (and epic!) Spring Concert, dropping through your letterbox soon! πŸ“½οΈ
If you're on our email list, we'll be sending booking info next week (Friends) or the week after (everyone else) to coincide with our box office opening dates on Friday 24th January (Friends) and Saturday 1st February (public).

If you're not on either mailing list, why not?! It's FREE and we just send out info before our major concerts to make sure that you don't miss out! If you'd like to be added, drop us a message or email us and we'll put your name on the list and send you info about our upcoming concert!
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Were delighted to announce some exciting band news! Many of you will know Claire and Sam who have been helping the band out with front of house duties (particularly selling raffle tickets) at our concerts for many years. Were thrilled to be able to share that just a couple of days after our Christmas concerts (and no doubt following all the excitement of the band quiz!) Claire gave birth to a beautiful daughter, Lily.

Claire, Lily and Sam are all doing very well and wed like to offer our heartfelt congratulations from all at WCB...and we look forward to seeing Lily following granddad Johns footsteps in the trumpet section very soon!❀️🎺Image attachment

Posted on Monday January 13th, 2020

We're delighted to announce some exciting band news! Many of you will know Claire and Sam who have been helping the band out with front of house duties (particularly selling raffle tickets) at our concerts for many years. We're thrilled to be able to share that just a couple of days after our Christmas concerts (and no doubt following all the excitement of the band quiz!) Claire gave birth to a beautiful daughter, Lily.

Claire, Lily and Sam are all doing very well and we'd like to offer our heartfelt congratulations from all at WCB...and we look forward to seeing Lily following granddad John's footsteps in the trumpet section very soon!❀️🎺
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And were back! After a very pleasant and somewhat decadent almost 3 weeks off, last night saw WCB gather for our first rehearsal (and trip to the pub) of 2020! Incredibly, theres just 8 weeks until our exciting first concert of the year (Lights, Camera, Action!) and so we lost no time in getting down to work. After a couple of scales to remind ourselves which end of the instruments to blow into, we were straight into the excitement of epic film themes and we cant wait to share more of what you can look forward to in the next few weeks!

Posted on Thursday January 9th, 2020

And we're back! After a very pleasant and somewhat decadent almost 3 weeks off, last night saw WCB gather for our first rehearsal (and trip to the pub) of 2020! Incredibly, there's just 8 weeks until our exciting first concert of the year (Lights, Camera, Action!) and so we lost no time in getting down to work. After a couple of scales to remind ourselves which end of the instruments to blow into, we were straight into the excitement of epic film themes and we can't wait to share more of what you can look forward to in the next few weeks! ... See MoreSee Less

Happy New Year! We hope that you had a marvellous 2019 (though to be honest, youll have done well to beat our πŸ†PLATINUM AWARD-WINNINGπŸ† one!). Have you made your new years resolutions for 2020 yet? We confess to being a little bit unoriginal in ours but were going to endeavour to make even more great music, have even more fantastic musical adventures as a band and to bring our enthusiasm for brilliant live music to even more people - we hope that youll join us - we cant wait! πŸ˜ƒ

Posted on Wednesday January 1st, 2020

Happy New Year! We hope that you had a marvellous 2019 (though to be honest, you'll have done well to beat our πŸ†PLATINUM AWARD-WINNINGπŸ† one!). Have you made your new year's resolutions for 2020 yet? We confess to being a little bit unoriginal in ours but we're going to endeavour to make even more great music, have even more fantastic musical adventures as a band and to bring our enthusiasm for brilliant live music to even more people - we hope that you'll join us - we can't wait! πŸ˜ƒ ... See MoreSee Less

A very Merry Christmas from all of us at WCB! πŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸŽ We hope that Father Christmas has brought you all the things that you wanted and that you have a wonderful day, full of all the Christmas music that makes you smile (our favourite is definitely that glorious descant and scrunchy chord in the last verse of Hark! the Herald Angels Sing - whats yours?)!

Thank you to all those whove supported the band this year, whether youre a Friend of the band, have come along to one of our concerts or just keep an eye on what were up to on our social media or website! We really appreciate all your support and look forward to seeing you in 2020 for more brilliant music-making! ❀️

Posted on Wednesday December 25th, 2019

A very Merry Christmas from all of us at WCB! πŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸŽ We hope that Father Christmas has brought you all the things that you wanted and that you have a wonderful day, full of all the Christmas music that makes you smile (our favourite is definitely that glorious descant and scrunchy chord in the last verse of Hark! the Herald Angels Sing - what's yours?)!

Thank you to all those who've supported the band this year, whether you're a Friend of the band, have come along to one of our concerts or just keep an eye on what we're up to on our social media or website! We really appreciate all your support and look forward to seeing you in 2020 for more brilliant music-making! ❀️
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Happy christmas to my WCB family β€πŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸŽ

Merry Christmas everyone πŸŽ„

Posted on Sunday December 15th, 2019

Well, it's very VERY nearly Christmas now, and what better way for WCB to get fully into the festive spirit than with some photos from our wonderful Christmas concerts last week - they certainly helped us get into the Christmas mood and we hope that they did for you too!

Special thanks to those who've provided photos for us - we really appreciate it!
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Posted on Sunday December 22nd, 2019

One of the many highlights of our fabulously festive Christmas concerts last week was our Rudolph drawing challenge, with members of the audience invited up to DRAW Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer in the same amount of time as it took the band to PLAY Rudolph! Both the artists and the audience had a lot of fun but after much deliberation, the evening winner was declared as Paul, pictured in these photos with his masterful creation - well done Paul!

What was your highlight from the Christmas concerts last week? Let us know in the comments!
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Loved it all obvs, but really enjoyed When a child is born and Shepherd's pipe carol. And of course I'm a bit biased but I like Lauren's drawing (even though he looks a wee bit like a seal wearing antlers πŸ˜†) πŸŽ„πŸŽ

Well, it would be fair to say that weve had a pretty busy time over the last few weeks! In less than a month, weve been out and about no less than eight times (hot on the heels of our amazing platinum award at the NCBF)! Weve helped switch Christmas lights on, weve accompanied carols, weve led Addington Schools Christmas concert, weve busked in Woodley town centre and on top of all of that, we had our own two wonderful Christmas concerts last Sunday. Somehow, we even managed to find the time to squeeze in our own Christmas quiz social too!

It would be fair to say that were looking forward to a couple of well-deserved weeks off over Christmas but for now, heres a quick pic of us rehearsing with fab singer Vikki for our Christmas concerts last week. Weve got some more highlights to share with you over the next few days too so keep your eyes posted!

Posted on Saturday December 21st, 2019

Well, it would be fair to say that we've had a pretty busy time over the last few weeks! In less than a month, we've been out and about no less than eight times (hot on the heels of our amazing platinum award at the NCBF)! We've helped switch Christmas lights on, we've accompanied carols, we've led Addington School's Christmas concert, we've busked in Woodley town centre and on top of all of that, we had our own two wonderful Christmas concerts last Sunday. Somehow, we even managed to find the time to squeeze in our own Christmas quiz social too!

It would be fair to say that we're looking forward to a couple of well-deserved weeks off over Christmas but for now, here's a quick pic of us rehearsing with fab singer Vikki for our Christmas concerts last week. We've got some more highlights to share with you over the next few days too so keep your eyes posted!
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Did you come along to our Christmas concerts on Sunday and have been left wondering about the answer to Claires Christmas Nursery Rhyme Quiz?! Well...weve checked with the arranger and were told that there were definitely 12 nursery rhymes in Dancing Round the Nursery, so many congratulations if you got that (sorry, no prizes available)! Now, if youll excuse us, were off to have another listen because we keep getting different answers when we listen...🀣
PS...can you name them all? Answers in the comments...

Posted on Tuesday December 17th, 2019

Did you come along to our Christmas concerts on Sunday and have been left wondering about the answer to Claire's Christmas Nursery Rhyme Quiz?! Well...we've checked with the arranger and we're told that there were definitely 12 nursery rhymes in Dancing 'Round the Nursery, so many congratulations if you got that (sorry, no prizes available)! Now, if you'll excuse us, we're off to have another listen because we keep getting different answers when we listen...🀣
PS...can you name them all? Answers in the comments...
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Incy wincy spider....my fave bit πŸ˜πŸ•·

Three blind mice

One man went to mow

Hit Me Baby One More Time

My eldest says 'Here we go round the Mulberry bush'

Old Macdonald had a farm...

Pop goes the weasel

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Ho! Ho! Ho! - what amazing concerts! πŸŽ„πŸŽπŸŽ… We had a fantastic time at our two extremely festive Christmas concerts yesterday and weve had some lovely comments which suggest that you did too! Whether it was jingling bells, drawing Rudolphs, counting nursery rhymes or singing carols at full volume, were pretty sure that you had as much fun as we did so thanks very much for coming along! Big thanks to Vikki for her amazing vocal solos too - they were a real highlight! Keep your eyes posted for more photos from the concerts coming soon and dont forget to put next years concert dates in your diary!
https://www.woodleyconcertband.org.uk/concerts/

Posted on Monday December 16th, 2019

Ho! Ho! Ho! - what amazing concerts! πŸŽ„πŸŽπŸŽ… We had a fantastic time at our two extremely festive Christmas concerts yesterday and we've had some lovely comments which suggest that you did too! Whether it was jingling bells, drawing Rudolphs, counting nursery rhymes or singing carols at full volume, we're pretty sure that you had as much fun as we did so thanks very much for coming along! Big thanks to Vikki for her amazing vocal solos too - they were a real highlight! Keep your eyes posted for more photos from the concerts coming soon and don't forget to put next year's concert dates in your diary!
www.woodleyconcertband.org.uk/concerts/
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Sleigh bells and trumpet whinnies - what more could you want for the perfect Christmas concert?! Heres lead trumpet Gregor perfecting his Rudolph impression earlier before our first performance - we had a brilliant first concert with lots of audience participation and some very impressive artwork too!

Just time for a quick break, then well be back for our second performance at 7:30 - if youre coming, well see you there (tickets available on the door if youve not got yours yet)!

Posted on Sunday December 15th, 2019

Sleigh bells and trumpet whinnies - what more could you want for the perfect Christmas concert?! Here's lead trumpet Gregor perfecting his Rudolph impression earlier before our first performance - we had a brilliant first concert with lots of audience participation and some very impressive artwork too!

Just time for a quick break, then we'll be back for our second performance at 7:30 - if you're coming, we'll see you there (tickets available on the door if you've not got yours yet)!
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One day to go! We always take our music-making seriously at WCB (as befits a platinum award-winning concert band, naturally!) so whilst today (until 7:30pm) is your last chance to buy advance tickets for our amazing Christmas concerts, the percussion section are hard at work over breakfast, making sure that every last rattle of the shaker and swish of a cymbal will be perfectly placed!

If youve not got your tickets yet, you can find full info and how to choose your seats at the link below -  join us tomorrow (Sunday) for carols, your favourite Christmas songs and all manner of festive treats - were really excited about our fun-filled programme and cant wait to see you there!
https://www.facebook.com/events/2588633504506853/

Posted on Saturday December 14th, 2019

One day to go! We always take our music-making seriously at WCB (as befits a platinum award-winning concert band, naturally!) so whilst today (until 7:30pm) is your last chance to buy advance tickets for our amazing Christmas concerts, the percussion section are hard at work over breakfast, making sure that every last rattle of the shaker and swish of a cymbal will be perfectly placed!

If you've not got your tickets yet, you can find full info and how to choose your seats at the link below - join us tomorrow (Sunday) for carols, your favourite Christmas songs and all manner of festive treats - we're really excited about our fun-filled programme and can't wait to see you there!
www.facebook.com/events/2588633504506853/
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Just 3 days to go until our brilliantly festive Christmas concerts! Weve been working flat out and weve got an incredible programme of Christmassy treats lined up for you with all your favourite carols, Christmas songs and much MUCH more, including our guest singer Vikki Hudson and the opportunity for a good singalong too! It really is the perfect way to kick-start your Christmas!

Tickets are available online now and if youve never been to one of our concerts before, this is the perfect opportunity since  were giving away FREE tickets to WCB Concert Virgins! To book your tickets or find out more info, click here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/2588633504506853/
Well see you there!

Posted on Thursday December 12th, 2019

Just 3 days to go until our brilliantly festive Christmas concerts! We've been working flat out and we've got an incredible programme of Christmassy treats lined up for you with all your favourite carols, Christmas songs and much MUCH more, including our guest singer Vikki Hudson and the opportunity for a good singalong too! It really is the perfect way to kick-start your Christmas!

Tickets are available online now and if you've never been to one of our concerts before, this is the perfect opportunity since we're giving away FREE tickets to WCB Concert Virgins! To book your tickets or find out more info, click here:
www.facebook.com/events/2588633504506853/
We'll see you there!
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Posted on Tuesday December 10th, 2019

Last Saturday, a valiant band of WCB's finest carollers ventured forth to Woodley precinct for 2Β½ hours entertaining the residents of Woodley as they went about their Christmas shopping! We had all sorts of lovely comments from passers by and the weather was fairly kind to us (well...for December) so thanks to all those stopped to have a listen or say hello!

If you need more carols in your life, make sure you've got your tickets to join the 250 others who are coming to our wonderfully festive Christmas concerts this Sunday! Best of all, if you've not been to one of our concerts before, you can come for FREE! We've got all sorts of Christmas songs, some Christmas carols as you've *never* heard them before, a couple of vocal solos by singer Vikki Hudson and a festive surprise or two too!

Full details and book your tickets online here:
www.facebook.com/events/2588633504506853/
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Posted on Monday December 9th, 2019

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! We're thrilled to announce that we're going to be joined for our fantastically festive Christmas concerts by singer Vikki Hudson who performed this beautiful version of Les Mis smash hit I Dreamed A Dream with us back in 2017. Vikki will be singing two incredible songs (including an amazing version of Christmas hit When A Child Is Born) and we *know* that you're going to absolutely love her.

If you've not already got your tickets yet, you can find more info and join the 250+ people who have already chosen their seats through our box office here:
www.facebook.com/events/2588633504506853/
We'll see you there!
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Beautiful xxx

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