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 Friday October 19th, 2018

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Posted on Thursday October 18th, 2018

Our amazing Autumn Concert transported our audience on a journey to the heart of the West End, complete with toe-tapping tunes, mellifluous melodies and even a set of traffic lights! It was also our first concert under the baton of our new Director of Music, Claire Lawrence, who is the Bandmaster of the Band of the Coldstream Guards when she's not conducting WCB! If you'd like to know more about Claire, take a look at our newly-updated website!
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Fabulous concert

A new chapter begins!  We had a great time at our concert last night with our fantastic new MD.  It was a great programme which the audience loved as much as we did. Well done Claire!

Posted on Sunday October 14th, 2018

A new chapter begins! We had a great time at our concert last night with our fantastic new MD. It was a great programme which the audience loved as much as we did. Well done Claire! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Lovely pic!

Good to see the band doing so well, lots of the old players I remember but also many new.

Hurrah! Were excited to be able to announce that after an extremely rigorous selection process, we are delighted to have a new Director of Music - and here she is! Claire Lawrence is Bandmaster of the Band of the Coldstream Guards and, when shes not taking charge of the forecourt of Buckingham Palace, our new MD!

Claire has been putting us through our paces since the beginning of August and her first concert conducting us will be our FANTASTIC Autumn Concert on 13th October, The Magic of the West End. Weve got a superb programme of top tunes lined up for you with music guaranteed to get your toes tapping and fingers clicking! Tickets are selling fast, so get yours quickly!

You can find more info here: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/2325939430754498/
or call the box office on 0870 321 2186.

Posted on Tuesday September 18th, 2018

Hurrah! We're excited to be able to announce that after an extremely rigorous selection process, we are delighted to have a new Director of Music - and here she is! Claire Lawrence is Bandmaster of the Band of the Coldstream Guards and, when she's not taking charge of the forecourt of Buckingham Palace, our new MD!

Claire has been putting us through our paces since the beginning of August and her first concert conducting us will be our FANTASTIC Autumn Concert on 13th October, The Magic of the West End. We've got a superb programme of top tunes lined up for you with music guaranteed to get your toes tapping and fingers clicking! Tickets are selling fast, so get yours quickly!

You can find more info here:
www.facebook.com/events/2325939430754498/
or call the box office on 0870 321 2186.
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Great selection! Claire will be great for the Band and morale too. Congratulations

And as well as being a great conductor Claire is also a flautist... can it get any better?!

I have heard that she is making you all work hard ! Talent and beauty in one place.

Great stuff Claire! Enjoy!

Posted on Saturday August 25th, 2018

Last outdoor gig of the summer - and it was great fun as always. Lovely weather, a very appreciative audience, and the best cakes! Hay bales for some of the band to sit on (as all the chairs had arms), until a very obliging event organiser went home and brought his dining chairs! ... See MoreSee Less

Posted on Monday August 13th, 2018

Well look at us entertaining the royals! Well, maybe the Queen wasn't home, but we certainly entertained her visitors! Great location to play as you can see. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Perhaps there were some royals there to hear our version of Uptown Funk... ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Good work guys. Hope it was a good gig xx

They have a proper bandstand now?? 😁πŸ₯πŸ’‚πŸ»

Our Henley gig today has been cancelled.
We were so looking forward to this event, but the much needed rain decided to come today and  (sensibly) the organisers have cancelled it. Sorry folks, see you at Windsor Castle on 12th August or Binfield Heath flower show on 25th instead!

Posted on Sunday July 29th, 2018

Our Henley gig today has been cancelled.
We were so looking forward to this event, but the much needed rain decided to come today and (sensibly) the organisers have cancelled it. Sorry folks, see you at Windsor Castle on 12th August or Binfield Heath flower show on 25th instead!
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Henley's loss is my gain !

WCB on tour! This is us yesterday in Stratford upon Avon. Today its Droitwich Spa Lido Park. At least were only competing with the British Grand Prix for audience today! Maybe we should be playing The Chain.

Posted on Sunday July 8th, 2018

WCB on tour! This is us yesterday in Stratford upon Avon. Today it's Droitwich Spa Lido Park. At least we're only competing with the British Grand Prix for audience today! Maybe we should be playing The Chain. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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On tour - and it’s not raining!

Just 4 days to go until our first outdoor concert of the summer! We were pleased last week to see that the delightful Victorian  Forbury Gardens bandstand has been repainted in our honour (!) so come along on Sunday at 3pm for an afternoon of cheery light music - why not get a drink or an ice cream from the cafΓ©, settle down and make the most of the summer!

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Posted on Wednesday June 20th, 2018

Just 4 days to go until our first outdoor concert of the summer! We were pleased last week to see that the delightful Victorian Forbury Gardens bandstand has been repainted in our honour (!) so come along on Sunday at 3pm for an afternoon of cheery light music - why not get a drink or an ice cream from the cafΓ©, settle down and make the most of the summer!

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Posted on Monday June 18th, 2018

The WCB Summer Season kicked off in style last weekend with a performance in support of Age Concern Twyford. With a diverse selection of light and entertaining music including Les Miserables, La La Land and a rousing Proms-style finale, the enthusiastic audience were left in no doubt that summer is here! Here are a few pictures from our pre-concert rehearsal.

If you'd like a dose of summer in your life, come along to Forbury Gardens this Sunday, 24th June, at 3pm for our first bandstand gig of the year - we promise that you won't be disappointed (well..unless it rains but we don't have much control over that...)!
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Really enjoyed your performance on Saturday at Piggot School, and as part of Time to Sing Community Choir, we loved performing along side you!

Posted on Monday March 26th, 2018

Here's the full set of photos from our wonderful Spring Concert - enjoy!
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Our first performance of 2018 is one we will remember with mixed emotions. Even if we say so ourselves, it was a fantastic concert! We loved it and the feedback from the audience has been amazing. But it was our Maestro's last formal concert - John Sayer has been waving the baton for 10 years but has decided to return to the trumpet section in the autumn. On the plus side, that does mean we will have an even more awesome trumpet section for our autumn concert!
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Just 3 days left until our superb Spring Concert at The Bulmershe School on Saturday! Weve been working flat out since January and are looking forward to giving a fantastic first performance of the year on Saturday! A few tickets are still available - get in touch quick if you havent got yours yet! The programme will include Les Miserables, a Queen Medley, Olympic Fanfare & Theme and Sinatra in Concert - there really is something for everyone!

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Posted on Wednesday March 21st, 2018

Just 3 days left until our superb Spring Concert at The Bulmershe School on Saturday! We've been working flat out since January and are looking forward to giving a fantastic first performance of the year on Saturday! A few tickets are still available - get in touch quick if you haven't got yours yet! The programme will include Les Miserables, a Queen Medley, Olympic Fanfare & Theme and Sinatra in Concert - there really is something for everyone!

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Posted on Monday March 19th, 2018

If you're local to Woodley, you might like to check out the monthly Voice of Woodley podcast from local pillar of the community Jack Wright - his March edition features a plug for our concert! πŸ˜€ - thanks Jack!youtube.com ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Theres just over a week to go until our fabulous Spring Concert and preparations are going extremely well! Weve got a whole host of exciting, lively, dramatic and beautiful music lined up for you and youre sure to find all sorts of gems amongst our brilliant programme. As you can see, were going to be working our percussion section hard so make sure you get your tickets soon - its going to be quite a show!

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Posted on Thursday March 15th, 2018

There's just over a week to go until our fabulous Spring Concert and preparations are going extremely well! We've got a whole host of exciting, lively, dramatic and beautiful music lined up for you and you're sure to find all sorts of gems amongst our brilliant programme. As you can see, we're going to be working our percussion section hard so make sure you get your tickets soon - it's going to be quite a show!

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After 10 very successful years with Woodley Concert Band, our Musical Director John Sayer has taken the decision that now is the right time to stand down and his last formal engagement as MD will be our Spring concert on March 24th 2018.

The band is incredibly grateful to John for all of his hard work during this time and well be looking to end his tenure on a high at our Spring concert. 

As a result we now have a very exciting vacancy for an inspirational musical director of Woodley Concert Band!

See the attached poster for details - for more information about the band please visit our website at https://www.woodleyconcertband.org.uk and to request a recruitment pack, please email us at info@woodleyconcertband.org.uk

Wed be very grateful if you would share this post - were looking to advertise as widely as possible to attract the very best candidates we can!

Posted on Saturday February 10th, 2018

After 10 very successful years with Woodley Concert Band, our Musical Director John Sayer has taken the decision that now is the right time to stand down and his last formal engagement as MD will be our Spring concert on March 24th 2018.

The band is incredibly grateful to John for all of his hard work during this time and we'll be looking to end his tenure on a high at our Spring concert.

As a result we now have a very exciting vacancy for an inspirational musical director of Woodley Concert Band!

See the attached poster for details - for more information about the band please visit our website at www.woodleyconcertband.org.uk and to request a recruitment pack, please email us at [email protected]

We'd be very grateful if you would share this post - we're looking to advertise as widely as possible to attract the very best candidates we can!
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Just sent you a message πŸ‘

Thanks very much for those of your that commented and tagged people! We'd love to hear from you all and get as wide a variety of applicants as possible. Just a reminder that applications close at the end of this month so please get in touch ASAP to request an information pack. Thanks!

Many thanks John for all your work over the years. I can imagine you will be massively missed by the band and audiences. More time for spin classes at loddon valley now!? 😁

One for you Ian Peaple ?

Chris Wilkes fancy doing some conducting again? Xxx

Go for it Ian Peaple πŸ‘πŸ€“

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