Woodley Concert Band
WCB Autumn Concert, October 2019
Alexandra Gardens, Windsor, August 2019
Minitour to Droitwich Spa, July 2018
Henley-upon-Thames Service of Remembrance, November 2018
Rehearsing for WCB Summer Charity Concert, June 2019
Windsor Castle, August 2018

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You cant have high drama and epic adventure without an incredible percussion section and were lucky enough to have just such a thing ready for our spring concert! Our musical movie masterpiece will include the stirring music from film classic Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves, featuring dramatic driving (well, riding) timpani and the flash of cymbals! In addition to this, therell be the wizardry of Harry Potter, the magnificent vistas of The Big Country and a sprinkling of the magic of Disney!

If youve not done so already, choose your seats and book your tickets online now - you dont want to miss this!
https://www.woodleyconcertband.org.uk/spring-concert-2020-lights-camera-action/

Posted on Monday February 24th, 2020

You can't have high drama and epic adventure without an incredible percussion section and we're lucky enough to have just such a thing ready for our spring concert! Our musical movie masterpiece will include the stirring music from film classic Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves, featuring dramatic driving (well, riding) timpani and the flash of cymbals! In addition to this, there'll be the wizardry of Harry Potter, the magnificent vistas of The Big Country and a sprinkling of the magic of Disney!

If you've not done so already, choose your seats and book your tickets online now - you don't want to miss this!
www.woodleyconcertband.org.uk/spring-concert-2020-lights-camera-action/
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FREE TICKETS! Just 2 weeks to go until our first concert of 2020 and dont forget that if youve never been to one of our concerts before, you can claim your FREE ticket from our box office - just give us a ring!

Our movie-themed spectacular promises to be an epic evenings entertainment, jam-packed full of incredible melodies, breathtaking adventure and a couple of little surprises too! If youve not got your tickets yet, make sure you give our ticket line a call or book your ticket online now! More info & box office details here:
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Posted on Saturday February 22nd, 2020

FREE TICKETS! Just 2 weeks to go until our first concert of 2020 and don't forget that if you've never been to one of our concerts before, you can claim your FREE ticket from our box office - just give us a ring!

Our movie-themed spectacular promises to be an epic evening's entertainment, jam-packed full of incredible melodies, breathtaking adventure and a couple of little surprises too! If you've not got your tickets yet, make sure you give our ticket line a call or book your ticket online now! More info & box office details here:
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Weve got a *really* special treat lined up for you at our brilliant upcoming movie-themed concert on 7th March! Featuring our amazing in-house rhythm section, swinging brass and saxes and a fab alto sax solo, its an ultra-smooth version of Pure Imagination from hit film Charlie & the Chocolate Factory - we know youre going to love it! πŸ₯πŸŽΉπŸŽΈ

Have you got your tickets yet? If not, dont delay! Call our box office (0870 321 2186) or choose your seats online here:
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Posted on Tuesday February 18th, 2020

We've got a *really* special treat lined up for you at our brilliant upcoming movie-themed concert on 7th March! Featuring our amazing in-house rhythm section, swinging brass and saxes and a fab alto sax solo, it's an ultra-smooth version of Pure Imagination from hit film Charlie & the Chocolate Factory - we know you're going to love it! πŸ₯πŸŽΉπŸŽΈ

Have you got your tickets yet? If not, don't delay! Call our box office (0870 321 2186) or choose your seats online here:
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Theres just over 3 weeks to go until our amazing concert of film music on Saturday 7th March and tickets are going fast!πŸ“½οΈ Weve got loads of really fantastic music lined up including Disney, Jurassic Park and even Robin Hood,Prince of Thieves! As you might expect with a concert of epic tunes, the horn section is going to be working extremely hard so heres a quick pic of them getting to grips with those dinosaurs at this weeks rehearsal!

Want to hear the results?! Choose your seats and get your tickets now here - we promise that youre in for a treat!
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Posted on Friday February 14th, 2020

There's just over 3 weeks to go until our amazing concert of film music on Saturday 7th March and tickets are going fast!πŸ“½οΈ We've got loads of really fantastic music lined up including Disney, Jurassic Park and even Robin Hood,Prince of Thieves! As you might expect with a concert of epic tunes, the horn section is going to be working extremely hard so here's a quick pic of them getting to grips with those dinosaurs at this week's rehearsal!

Want to hear the results?! Choose your seats and get your tickets now here - we promise that you're in for a treat!
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Tickets NOW ON SALE! Theres just over a month to go until our movie-tastic first concert of 2020 - Lights, Camera Action! - and tickets are now on sale, both online and from our telephone box office! Weve got loads of fantastically epic music lined up, plenty of drama and some superb tunes including Chariots of Fire, Harry Potter, Saturday Night Fever and a sprinkling of Disney too - definitely something for everyone!

For full information and to book tickets, check out our facebook event page here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1023598931352625/
We look forward to seeing you there!

Posted on Monday February 3rd, 2020

Tickets NOW ON SALE! There's just over a month to go until our movie-tastic first concert of 2020 - Lights, Camera Action! - and tickets are now on sale, both online and from our telephone box office! We've got loads of fantastically epic music lined up, plenty of drama and some superb tunes including Chariots of Fire, Harry Potter, Saturday Night Fever and a sprinkling of Disney too - definitely something for everyone!

For full information and to book tickets, check out our facebook event page here:
www.facebook.com/events/1023598931352625/
We look forward to seeing you there!
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Musical chairs! As part of our ongoing aim to find the best possible musical experience for our audiences, weve recently had a bit of a reshuffle, as you can see in this handy little diagram! Weve been trying out the new layout for a couple of weeks now and are very pleased with the results so far! If youd like to hear what we sound like with the tweaks, you can come and have a listen at our exciting Spring Concert on 7th March! Tickets on sale next week, full info here:
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Posted on Friday January 24th, 2020

Musical chairs! As part of our ongoing aim to find the best possible musical experience for our audiences, we've recently had a bit of a reshuffle, as you can see in this handy little diagram! We've been trying out the new layout for a couple of weeks now and are very pleased with the results so far! If you'd like to hear what we sound like with the tweaks, you can come and have a listen at our exciting Spring Concert on 7th March! Tickets on sale next week, full info here:
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oooh, marching band drill! you should put the actual dots in, though. And also maybe counts to the set. 😁

Looks like a Rugby teams set move chart...πŸ˜†

Posted on Tuesday January 21st, 2020

Here at WCB, we love the fact that we're not *just* passionate about our music-making - we like to have a good time too! Just before Christmas, with only one gig left in the diary, we adjourned to a handy pub and spent the evening engaged in what has now become something of a tradition - the WCB Christmas Quiz! With 9 gruelling rounds (of, er, varying levels of sensibleness...), we all had a great time, with much pizza consumed! Congratulations to Claire, Geoff, Liz, Gregor and Cath for their triumphant win, and look out for more WCB socials in the diary soon! ... See MoreSee Less

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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