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Woodley Concert Band is at Eastbourne Bandstand.
Woodley Concert Band

Posted on Monday July 8th, 2024

Great to be back on the iconic Eastbourne Bandstand on Sunday. Amazingly the rain stopped and the sun shone for the whole of our performance. It was, as always, very windy, and we were grateful for the sliding doors as a windbreak! It added a challenge for Daryle Lowden who was conducting us, but didnโ€™t faze him and he did a brilliant job. He even got some enthusiastic audience participation in Sweet Caroline!
Thanks to Immy and Megan for taking the pics.
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Was there a ' Big Band ' interlude ? ๐ŸŽท๐ŸŽต๐Ÿ˜€

My favourite Bandstand ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ

Posted on Tuesday June 18th, 2024

Last Saturday was our annual workshop with the fantastic Rob Wiffin as our guest conductor. The music stretched us that's for sure and there was a lot of it, with pieces by Sparke, Gregson, Hesketh and Wiffin. Really enjoyable day - the pizza and cakes helped keep the energy levels up! Good to have some of the WCB Friends & Patrons join us for a mini performance at the end ๐Ÿ˜Š. ... See MoreSee Less

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Great cunducter

Posted on Monday June 17th, 2024

Great to be on the bandstand in Henley on Sunday! Lots of families out enjoying the sunshine and, judging by the applause (as well as the swaying/dancing), also enjoying the music ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
Check out our website for details of more summer performances!
www.woodleyconcertband.org.uk/concerts/
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It was a great sound

Another busy weekend ahead! Tomorrow we have the WCB annual workshop with the fantastic Rob Wiffin as our guest maestro.  He has chosen some fiendishly difficult music โ€“ we canโ€™t wait, really we canโ€™t! ๐Ÿ˜ฌ
Then on Sunday afternoon, we are on the bandstand by the river in Henley.  Itโ€™s our first outdoor gig of the year so we are looking forward to that too. And we have some special music lined up to get us in the mood for ice cream at the break ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿจ  โ€“ maybe you can guess what it isโ€ฆ Come and listen to see if you are right!

Posted on Friday June 14th, 2024

Another busy weekend ahead! Tomorrow we have the WCB annual workshop with the fantastic Rob Wiffin as our guest maestro. He has chosen some fiendishly difficult music โ€“ we canโ€™t wait, really we canโ€™t! ๐Ÿ˜ฌ
Then on Sunday afternoon, we are on the bandstand by the river in Henley. Itโ€™s our first outdoor gig of the year so we are looking forward to that too. And we have some special music lined up to get us in the mood for ice cream at the break ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿจ โ€“ maybe you can guess what it isโ€ฆ Come and listen to see if you are right!
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Really enjoyed the performance,hardest job was finding a parking space!

Caught the tail end of your performance this afternoon and loved it! Well done to all involved. New fan here ๐Ÿ™‚

Our rigorous testing methods show that the noisiest people in Woodley officially are: Isabella (0-5 years) , Jack (6-11 yrs) , John (12-16 yrs) and Paul in the adult category.  They blew our instruments incredibly loudly at Woodley Carnival, going well into the red on our decibel meter  ๐ŸŽบ๐Ÿ“ข
Many congratulations to our four noisy winners ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿฅณ . Your certificates and prizes will be with you very soon!

Posted on Wednesday June 12th, 2024

Our rigorous testing methods show that the noisiest people in Woodley officially are: Isabella (0-5 years) , Jack (6-11 yrs) , John (12-16 yrs) and Paul in the adult category. They blew our instruments incredibly loudly at Woodley Carnival, going well into the red on our decibel meter ๐ŸŽบ๐Ÿ“ข
Many congratulations to our four noisy winners ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿฅณ . Your certificates and prizes will be with you very soon!
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Posted on Sunday June 9th, 2024

We had great fun at Woodley Carnival yesterday ๐Ÿ˜€ Around 90 Woodley folk had a go with our selection of instruments, aiming to make our decibel meter go into the red - and many succeeded! It was great to see so many youngsters keen to have a go โ€“ hopefully they will be inspired to take up music and join WCB in the future! We will be getting in touch with the (very noisy) winners of our competition soon ๐Ÿ† ... See MoreSee Less

Are you the noisiest person in Woodley?! Were at Woodley Carnival with a selection of instruments until 5pm on the hunt for the loudest person in Woodley - could it be you?! Come along and have a go!

Posted on Saturday June 8th, 2024

Are you the noisiest person in Woodley?! We'rWoodley Carnivalnival with a selection of instruments until 5pm on the hunt for the loudest person in Woodley - could it be you?! Come along and have a go! ... See MoreSee Less

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Sorry not around to give it ago. Although the lungs aren't what they used to be....๐Ÿ˜†

Looks fab, see you later!

Were looking forward to being at Woodley Carnival this Saturday afternoon. Weโ€™ll be armed with our decibel meter as we search for this yearโ€™s NOISIEST person in Woodley, and chat to people about their fantastic local band ๐Ÿ˜.  Come and visit our stall (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 great prizes to award! See you there!

Posted on Thursday June 6th, 2024

We're looking forward to being at Woodley Carnival this Saturday afternoon. Weโ€™ll be armed with our decibel meter as we search for this yearโ€™s NOISIEST person in Woodley, and chat to people about their fantastic local band ๐Ÿ˜. Come and visit our stall (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 great prizes to award! See you there! ... See MoreSee Less

Are you a former member of Woodley Concert Band?  If so, we would love to include you in the 50th anniversary celebrations of the band!
Theres lots happening this year. Thereโ€™s a special 50th anniversary concert, and we are planning a โ€˜come and playโ€™ day for current and ex-members as well as a BIG party ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿฅณ

If you would like to know about the events, just fill in this form and we will keep in touch: www.woodleyconcertband.org.uk/former-member-registration/ 

Wed love to hear from you  ๐Ÿค—

Posted on Tuesday April 9th, 2024

Are you a former member of Woodley Concert Band? If so, we would love to include you in the 50th anniversary celebrations of the band!
There's lots happening this year. Thereโ€™s a special 50th anniversary concert, and we are planning a โ€˜come and playโ€™ day for current and ex-members as well as a BIG party ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿฅณ

If you would like to know about the events, just fill in this form and we will keep in touch: www.woodleyconcertband.org.uk/former-member-registration/

We'd love to hear from you ๐Ÿค—
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Do we get a special mention for being a Woodley Band marriage, even though David Piper was only there for the beer?

Unfortunately I now live in Scotland.๐Ÿ˜ฅ

Shame my bestie Phil Shaw is layed up at moment ๐Ÿ˜ข

Anne Whiteside

Posted on Friday April 5th, 2024

Summer! ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž Well, maybe itโ€™s not quite here yet, but we are getting ready to play on bandstands across Berkshire and South Oxfordshire as well as in Eastbourne.
And, as the band is celebrating 50 fantastic years of music-making this year ๐Ÿฅณ๐ŸŽ‰, we are very happy to be heading out and about. This summer, you can catch us in Henley, Windsor, Newbury and at Binfield Heath flower show, as well as in Eastbourne. Here are some pics of us in these places in previous summers ๐Ÿ˜Ž
Our programme includes music from great shows and films such as West Side Story, La La Land and The Magnificent Seven, the iconic songs of Shirley Bassey, some Big Band classics, Family Guy and lots more. We even have O Sole Mio to serenade you while you get your ice creams, well really, itโ€™s while our conductor Claire looks forward to hers ๐Ÿจ๐Ÿฆ
See you in the parks, bring your picnic!
All the dates are on our website www.woodleyconcertband.org.uk/concerts/
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Shame you are not playing at the Forbury bandstand in Reading ๐Ÿฅ

Woodley Concert Band is at Warwick School.
Woodley Concert Band
Well, it was an early start but worth it in the end - we achieved a fabulous PLATINUM award at the NCBF Festival UK National Finals - what a result!๐Ÿ†

We were immensely proud of our performance today and are thrilled to have come away with the highest award in UK wind banding - amazing! Thanks to everyone thats helped organise today and in particular to our brilliant Director of Music, Claire, for coaching, rehearsing and conducting us to make it all happen!

Now, if youll excuse us, this AWARD-WINNING wind band is off home for a little snooze after a very busy weekend...see you for more AWARD-WINNING music making soon..!.๐Ÿ’คImage attachmentImage attachment

Posted on Sunday March 17th, 2024

Well, it was an early start but worth it in the end - we achieved a fabulous PLATINUM award at the NCBF Festival UK National Finals - what a result!๐Ÿ†

We were immensely proud of our performance today and are thrilled to have come away with the highest award in UK wind banding - amazing! Thanks to everyone that's helped organise today and in particular to our brilliant Director of Music, Claire, for coaching, rehearsing and conducting us to make it all happen!

Now, if you'll excuse us, this AWARD-WINNING wind band is off home for a little snooze after a very busy weekend...see you for more AWARD-WINNING music making soon..!.๐Ÿ’ค
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I said to Claire last night "Good luck" then said that you didn't really need any because you are so very good! Well done to you all for a stunning performance last night & obviously a brilliant performance today. You, and we should be justly proud of being so fortunate to have such a great local band in Woodley.

Fantastic……. Congratulations Woodley Concert Band

Many congratulations WCB - great job

Congratulations ๐Ÿฅณ

Fab stuff!! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘x

Well done. What was ya programme?

Many congratulations. XX ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ‘

Congratulations all! ๐ŸŽ‰

Well done!

Congratulations ๐Ÿฅ‚

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Many congratulations

Amazing!! Well done guys ๐Ÿคฉโค๏ธ

Well done … well deserved!

Many congratulations and well deserved for all those hours of practice and rehearsals week in week out -:)

Well done ๐Ÿ˜„โค๏ธ

Fantastic! Well Done all.

Hey! Well done xx

Many Congratulations.

Brilliant well done x

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Posted on Sunday March 17th, 2024

What a fabulous concert!๐ŸŽถ An amazing evening of fabulous music from Anything Goes to Amazing Grace and Broadway to James Bond - we had a great time celebrating the start of our 50th year!๐ŸŽ‰ Thanks so much to everyone that came along - we hope that you enjoyed it as much as we did!โค๏ธ

Anyway...no time to rest on our laurels - today, we're off toNCBF Festival UKal UK national finals in Warwick and we can't wait (even if the coach is leaving less than 10 hours after we finished unpacking the van from the concert!). Keep an eye out for updates!
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Splendid concert! Good luck for the NCBF today!

Congratulations on 50 years. Good Luck today.

As one of the original members from the Bernie Heaver days I congratulate you on your '50'.

Now platinum award winners congratulations ๐ŸŽŠ

Sorry to have missed it, back in September ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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Just putting the finishing touches to the notes - its going to be a great concert! Tickets available on the door if youve not got yours yet - we start at 7pm!

Posted on Saturday March 16th, 2024

Just putting the finishing touches to the notes - it's going to be a great concert! Tickets available on the door if you've not got yours yet - we start at 7pm! ... See MoreSee Less

Yay, itโ€™s our Spring Concert this Saturday!   Weโ€™ve been rehearsing pretty hard and itโ€™s going to be a really, really good one ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
We are loving the range of music โ€“ from Bernsteinโ€™s epic Overture to Candide to a great medley of Disney classic tunes. Plus thereโ€™s a gorgeous oboe solo and a slightly crazy feature for the whole saxophone section!
You are certainly guaranteed to have an uplifting evening, full of the joys of spring ๐Ÿ˜Š Details are on our website, and tickets will be available on the door. Donโ€™t forget that if youโ€™ve never been to one of our concerts before, you can come for FREE - just phone our box office well in advance of the concert as these tickets are not available on the door. 
https://www.woodleyconcertband.org.uk/spring-concert-2024/

Posted on Friday March 15th, 2024

Yay, itโ€™s our Spring Concert this Saturday! Weโ€™ve been rehearsing pretty hard and itโ€™s going to be a really, really good one ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
We are loving the range of music โ€“ from Bernsteinโ€™s epic Overture to Candide to a great medley of Disney classic tunes. Plus thereโ€™s a gorgeous oboe solo and a slightly crazy feature for the whole saxophone section!
You are certainly guaranteed to have an uplifting evening, full of the joys of spring ๐Ÿ˜Š Details are on our website, and tickets will be available on the door. Donโ€™t forget that if youโ€™ve never been to one of our concerts before, you can come for FREE - just phone our box office well in advance of the concert as these tickets are not available on the door.
www.woodleyconcertband.org.uk/spring-concert-2024/
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Saxophones โ€“ we love them!   Which is why our WHOLE saxophone section is being featured in our concert on 16th March๐Ÿ˜ฒ   We are playing a fun, energetic piece called Reed it and Weep (yes really) by the one and only Rob Wiffin. 
Hereโ€™s a picture of  our saxophone section* smiling at the thought of itโ€ฆ 
You really should come and hear it ๐Ÿ˜Š Full details of the concert are on our website, where you can also buy tickets:  https://www.woodleyconcertband.org.uk/spring-concert-2024/

*sadly our baritone sax player missed the photo shoot!

Posted on Thursday March 7th, 2024

Saxophones โ€“ we love them! Which is why our WHOLE saxophone section is being featured in our concert on 16th March๐Ÿ˜ฒ We are playing a fun, energetic piece called Reed it and Weep (yes really) by the one and only Rob Wiffin.
Hereโ€™s a picture of our saxophone section* smiling at the thought of itโ€ฆ
You really should come and hear it ๐Ÿ˜Š Full details of the concert are on our website, where you can also buy tickets: www.woodleyconcertband.org.uk/spring-concert-2024/

*sadly our baritone sax player missed the photo shoot!
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Brilliant performance last night, and obviously again today! Well done all!

Looking good ladies & gents!

Hey Helen Purdon hope it goes well this evening, wish I could come and watch. Send me a recording. Play well. ๐ŸŽท๐ŸŽท๐ŸŽท๐ŸŽท๐ŸŽท๐ŸŽท๐Ÿฅฐ

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