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

A fantastic idea & my kids loved it, as did I 😁

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.

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!
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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

It was amazing xx

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

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

I’m not sure what Brian is doing...

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

Posted on Sunday March 24th, 2019

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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!
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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˜‚

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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!
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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/
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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/
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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! ... See MoreSee Less

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Great shirt Owen

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