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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Posted on Sunday November 10th, 2019

Last Sunday, WCB was delighted to once again provide the musical accompaniment for the annual Service of Remembrance in Henley-on-Thames. As well as accompanying the service, the band played the Royal British Legion March to accompany the march-past and principal trumpet Gregor played the Last Post and Reveille to mark the national two minutes silence. As ever, it was a very moving occasion and WCB is proud to have been involved in this important event. ... See MoreSee Less

Right...after all that hard work for the NCBF, its time to let our hair down a bit! Were proud of the fact that were not just a high quality (did we mention AWARD-WINNING!) wind band, but we also manage to be pretty sociable. This immaculately-stacked pile of ex-pallets is all ready for our band fireworks and bonfire night tonight! Well be taking in a local fireworks display, then discussing just what fine musicians the NCBF adjudicators are round a roaring bonfire! Anyone bring the marshmallows...?πŸŽ†πŸ”₯πŸŽ†

Posted on Friday November 8th, 2019

Right...after all that hard work for the NCBF, it's time to let our hair down a bit! We're proud of the fact that we're not just a high quality (did we mention AWARD-WINNING!) wind band, but we also manage to be pretty sociable. This immaculately-stacked pile of ex-pallets is all ready for our band fireworks and bonfire night tonight! We'll be taking in a local fireworks display, then discussing just what fine musicians the NCBF adjudicators are round a roaring bonfire! Anyone bring the marshmallows...?πŸŽ†πŸ”₯πŸŽ† ... See MoreSee Less

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Blaze Away! πŸ˜‚ Enjoy πŸ†πŸŽΆπŸŽΊπŸŽΌπŸ’₯

After all the excitement of the weekend, well be adopting a more reflective tone for some of our rehearsal this evening as we prepare for Sundays Remembrance Day Service at Henley on Thames. This is always a very moving occasion and were proud to be asked to provide musical accompaniment for such an important event each year. If youd like to join the service, it begins at 10:50am outside the Town Hall in the market place (please note that road closures start to come into effect from 10:15) and includes a march past by members of the armed forces and other local organisations.

Posted on Wednesday November 6th, 2019

After all the excitement of the weekend, we'll be adopting a more reflective tone for some of our rehearsal this evening as we prepare for Sunday's Remembrance Day Service at Henley on Thames. This is always a very moving occasion and we're proud to be asked to provide musical accompaniment for such an important event each year. If you'd like to join the service, it begins at 10:50am outside the Town Hall in the market place (please note that road closures start to come into effect from 10:15) and includes a march past by members of the armed forces and other local organisations. ... See MoreSee Less

Woohoo! Weve had a fab time at the National Concert Band Festival today and thoroughly enjoyed performing our programme of pieces, all topped off by winning a PLATINUM award (the best a band can get...)! πŸ† We really enjoyed participating in the festival and were absolutely delighted with the result - the icing on the cake for all our hard work over the last few weeks!

Now, if youll excuse us, were off for a little celebratory drink...

Posted on Sunday November 3rd, 2019

Woohoo! We've had a fab time at the National Concert Band Festival today and thoroughly enjoyed performing our programme of pieces, all topped off by winning a PLATINUM award (the best a band can get...)! πŸ† We really enjoyed participating in the festival and we're absolutely delighted with the result - the icing on the cake for all our hard work over the last few weeks!

Now, if you'll excuse us, we're off for a little celebratory drink...
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I feel very proud to be part of such a wonderful team - a great experience, and a great achievement for everybody - thank you, Claire!!

An amazing day. Woodley Concert Band...you rock!xx

Big shout out to my mate and fab alto sax player Sarah Parker. You did a fantastic job of that seriously awkward sax solo in Ride πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Great day out and so worthwhile to do.

Congratulations all! X

Yaaaay! Congrats πŸ₯³ x

Super proud of you all. Fantastic job. I look a bit scary on this photo!!! πŸΎπŸ˜³πŸ˜ƒ

Fantastic achievement, well done all πŸ‘

Amazing job guys. Well done all of you ❀️❀️

Congratulations Woodley Concert Band πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Well done band! It was fun playing with you.

Holy cow! Congratulations πŸ₯³ πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³ that’s fantastic πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³

Many many congratulations! Thoroughly well deserved

Great result everyone - many congratulations

Well done everyone 😁

Well done Becky Tisshaw and WCB πŸŽ‰πŸŽΌπŸŽΊ

Well done. Been invited up north to the "finals"/national Festival?

Congratulations 🎊 πŸ‘

Congratulations you guys!

Well done, sorry I missed it

Well done. Congratulations.

Well done &and Congratulations

Well done WCB. Sorry i missed it.

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Today, were off to make our debut at the National Concert Festival! Just time for a quick rehearsal first to ensure that were at the very top of our game! Wish us luck! 🎢🎷🎺🎡

Posted on Sunday November 3rd, 2019

Today, we're off to make our debut at the National Concert Festival! Just time for a quick rehearsal first to ensure that we're at the very top of our game! Wish us luck! 🎢🎷🎺🎡 ... See MoreSee Less

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Good luck everyone - wish I could be there x

Good luck! - I'm sure you will do really well.

Break a Leg! Enjoy

Knock em dead! πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°

Our final NCBF Festival UK piece is Nigel Hess evocative Stephensons Rocket. This concert overture recalls the early days of the railways and one of the most famous engines of all time, the Rocket. The work is a firm favourite with wind bands throughout the country and gives a clear and vivid description of the engine gathering steam and setting off. We played this piece as part of our recent concert and love it so much that we thought wed give it another outing - look out for full band steam effects!

Posted on Friday November 1st, 2019

Our final NCBF Festival UK piece is Nigel Hess' evocative Stephenson's Rocket. This concert overture recalls the early days of the railways and one of the most famous engines of all time, the Rocket. The work is a firm favourite with wind bands throughout the country and gives a clear and vivid description of the engine gathering steam and setting off. We played this piece as part of our recent concert and love it so much that we thought we'd give it another outing - look out for full band steam effects! ... See MoreSee Less

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PS...bonus points for anyone that recognises where we've used this picture before...!

With just four days to go until our first ever performance at the NCBF, last night was our final full rehearsal and we roped in wind band legend Rob Wiffin to put some finishing touches to our preparations. We had a great time being put through our paces by Rob who has previously adjudicated at the Festival and were really looking forward to our performance on Sunday!

Dont forget that if you want to come and hear us, you have to book tickets in advance - get your tickets here:
https://www.trybooking.com/uk/book/event?eid=8739&

Posted on Thursday October 31st, 2019

With just four days to go until our first ever performance at the NCBF, last night was our final full rehearsal and we roped in wind band legend Rob Wiffin to put some finishing touches to our preparations. We had a great time being put through our paces by Rob who has previously adjudicated at the Festival and we're really looking forward to our performance on Sunday!

Don't forget that if you want to come and hear us, you have to book tickets in advance - get your tickets here:
www.trybooking.com/uk/book/event?eid=8739&
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Our second piece for this years NCBF Festival UK is Peter Meechans reflective Song of Hope - an uplifting and melodic work dedicated to the composers friend Ryan Anthony (principal trumpet with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra) and his charity, Cancer Blows – a foundation set up to raise awareness and money to further the research that has helped give their family a hope for a future following Ryan’s diagnosis of Multiple Myeloma. This beautiful work features a number of soloists from within the band and will bring a moment of calm to our programme.

Posted on Wednesday October 30th, 2019

Our second piece for this year's NCBF Festival UK is Peter Meechan's reflective Song of Hope - an uplifting and melodic work dedicated to the composer's friend Ryan Anthony (principal trumpet with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra) and his charity, Cancer Blows – a foundation set up to raise awareness and money to further the research that has helped give their family a hope for a future following Ryan’s diagnosis of Multiple Myeloma. This beautiful work features a number of soloists from within the band and will bring a moment of calm to our programme. ... See MoreSee Less

1 week to go until our NCBF Festival UK debut and its time to reveal the first piece in our programme! Samuel Hazos Ride is a high-velocity frantic piece, inspired by a landscape-blurring car ride down a country road in Pennsylvania. Weve been enjoying getting to grips with the fast-paced time signature changes and sudden switches in dynamics and are looking forward to this piece adding a dose of loud excitement to our programme!

Posted on Monday October 28th, 2019

1 week to go until our NCBF Festival UK debut and it's time to reveal the first piece in our programme! Samuel Hazo's Ride is a high-velocity frantic piece, inspired by a landscape-blurring car ride down a country road in Pennsylvania. We've been enjoying getting to grips with the fast-paced time signature changes and sudden switches in dynamics and are looking forward to this piece adding a dose of loud excitement to our programme! ... See MoreSee Less

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Vroom Vroom. Sounds exciting. Enjoy 🎢

Nice choice!

NEWSFLASH! Were excited to announce that next month, we will be participating in the National Concert Band Festival for the first time! The NCBF Festival UK celebrates and promotes the music and activities of wind bands across the UK and provides a unique opportunity for us to perform with other similar bands and to receive  constructive feedback on our playing from some of the most accomplished wind band experts in the country (apart from Claire, obviously - shes pretty expert but we get feedback from her *quite* often!).

Want to hear us play? The London Regional Festival takes place on Sunday 3rd November at the Royal Military School of Music at Keller Hall from 9:40am until 7:00pm with WCB performing at 4:55pm. Due to the secure nature of the location, tickets are ONLY available in advance and youll need to allow time to get through security at the venue. You can get your tickets here: http://www.ncbf.info/festival-tickets/.

Coming to hear us? Let us know - wed love to see you there!

Posted on Monday October 21st, 2019

NEWSFLASH! We're excited to announce that next month, we will be participating in the National Concert Band Festival for the first time! The NCBF Festival UK celebrates and promotes the music and activities of wind bands across the UK and provides a unique opportunity for us to perform with other similar bands and to receive constructive feedback on our playing from some of the most accomplished wind band experts in the country (apart from Claire, obviously - she's pretty expert but we get feedback from her *quite* often!).

Want to hear us play? The London Regional Festival takes place on Sunday 3rd November at the Royal Military School of Music at Keller Hall from 9:40am until 7:00pm with WCB performing at 4:55pm. Due to the secure nature of the location, tickets are ONLY available in advance and you'll need to allow time to get through security at the venue. You can get your tickets here: www.ncbf.info/festival-tickets/.

Coming to hear us? Let us know - we'd love to see you there!
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Well, theres no rest for the wicked! Our Autumn Concert might be barely in the sidings but were already got our eye on the rest of the year! Heres a quick picture of our music group who met last week to consider appropriately festive pieces for our fabulous Christmas concerts (on Sunday 15th December - box office opens on Saturday 16th November - more details soon!). As you can see, despite it only being October, they were feeling suitably Christmassy and found lots of music to ensure a truly magical musical Christmas for our audiences!

Now, anyone fancy a mince pie...?πŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸŽ

Posted on Wednesday October 16th, 2019

Well, there's no rest for the wicked! Our Autumn Concert might be barely in the sidings but we're already got our eye on the rest of the year! Here's a quick picture of our music group who met last week to consider appropriately festive pieces for our fabulous Christmas concerts (on Sunday 15th December - box office opens on Saturday 16th November - more details soon!). As you can see, despite it only being October, they were feeling suitably Christmassy and found lots of music to ensure a truly magical musical Christmas for our audiences!

Now, anyone fancy a mince pie...?πŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸŽ
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Yo ho ho πŸ¦ŒπŸ¦ŒπŸ¦ŒπŸ›· πŸŒ§β˜ƒοΈ 😎

Well, that was wheely epic! Thanks to everyone who came along to our Autumn Concert last night - it was terr-afic (get it?)! We had a great time and hope that you did too. Well have plenty of photos from our transport-themed adventure to share in the next week or so but in the meantime, heres a quick picture of Brother Nicely Nicely Johnson (aka Ray Higgs) trying (unsuccessfully) not to rock the boat!

If you came along, let us know what your favourite piece was - wed love to hear! :D

Posted on Sunday October 13th, 2019

Well, that was wheely epic! Thanks to everyone who came along to our Autumn Concert last night - it was terr-afic (get it?)! We had a great time and hope that you did too. We'll have plenty of photos from our transport-themed adventure to share in the next week or so but in the meantime, here's a quick picture of Brother Nicely Nicely Johnson (aka Ray Higgs) trying (unsuccessfully) not to rock the boat!

If you came along, let us know what your favourite piece was - we'd love to hear! πŸ˜€
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Classy playing from John S in Apollo 13!

Pirates!

OK, were ready to take you on an epic adventure of transport-related delight! Look out for this moment - its one of our absolute favourites!! πŸ˜€

Posted on Saturday October 12th, 2019

OK, we're ready to take you on an epic adventure of transport-related delight! Look out for this moment - it's one of our absolute favourites!! πŸ˜€ ... See MoreSee Less

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Gorgeous Fred! πŸ€ͺπŸ₯

How are you getting to our transport-themed concert today? We were considering bicycles but in the end we decided that a van would be more practical for the staging, 3 timpani, drum kit, concert bass drum, glockenspiel, xylophone, cymbals, extension lead, keyboard, various assorted stands and an audience worth of cheese biscuits and fizzy fruit juice! 

As you can see, were all unloaded now - time to get it all set up! See you later!

Posted on Saturday October 12th, 2019

How are you getting to our transport-themed concert today? We were considering bicycles but in the end we decided that a van would be more practical for the staging, 3 timpani, drum kit, concert bass drum, glockenspiel, xylophone, cymbals, extension lead, keyboard, various assorted stands and an audience worth of cheese biscuits and fizzy fruit juice!

As you can see, we're all unloaded now - time to get it all set up! See you later!
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