Woodley Concert Band
WCB Autumn Concert, October 2021
Alexandra Gardens Bandstand, Windsor, July 2021
Lockdown Virtual Performance, September 2020
Minitour to Droitwich Spa, July 2018
Henley-upon-Thames Service of Remembrance, November 2018
WCB Autumn Concert, October 2019
Rehearsing for WCB Summer Charity Concert, June 2019
Windsor Castle, August 2018

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Woodley Concert Band posted a video to the playlist WCB Concerts.
Woodley Concert Band

Posted on Sunday October 24th, 2021

What better way to celebrate our return to music-making than with a fantastic rendition of Gershwin's brilliant and rousing Strike Up the Band! Here's how we opened our Autumn Concert a couple of weeks ago... ... See MoreSee Less

Woodley Concert Band is with Catherine Piper and 20 others.
Woodley Concert Band

Posted on Sunday October 17th, 2021

Last week, it was brilliant to be back performing for a live sold-out concert audience and we've had some lovely feedback from those who were there. If you came along, thanks very much indeed - we hope that you enjoyed it!🎶 Here are a few photos... ... See MoreSee Less

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Good to see a big audience! 🎶

Woodley Concert Band is with Gregor Spowart and 25 others.
Woodley Concert Band
Wow, what an amazing evening! It was wonderful to finally be back giving an indoor concert, made all the more special by having a full house (and the prestigious company of the Mayors of Wokingham and Woodley)! Thank you so much to everyone who came along and gave us such an enthusiastic reception - we hope that you enjoyed listening to the music as much as we enjoyed playing it!👏

Keep an eye out for more photos and maybe even some video clips over the next few days and dont forget to keep an eye on our website for a full list of upcoming performances!

Posted on Sunday October 10th, 2021

Wow, what an amazing evening! It was wonderful to finally be back giving an indoor concert, made all the more special by having a full house (and the prestigious company of the Mayors of Wokingham and Woodley)! Thank you so much to everyone who came along and gave us such an enthusiastic reception - we hope that you enjoyed listening to the music as much as we enjoyed playing it!👏

Keep an eye out for more photos and maybe even some video clips over the next few days and don't forget to keep an eye on our website for a full list of upcoming performances!
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It was such fun. Loved it!! 🥰

Such a great concert you sounded amazing. Thankyou.

Great stuff.

Just time for a quick rehearsal before our fantastic Autumn Concert - its shaping up to be a brilliant evening! 🎵

Posted on Saturday October 9th, 2021

Just time for a quick rehearsal before our fantastic Autumn Concert - it's shaping up to be a brilliant evening! 🎵 ... See MoreSee Less

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Brilliant concert

Hope it went well, sorry to not be able to make it.

Go Claire Lawrence go Claire

Woodley Concert Band posted a video to the playlist WCB Rehearsals.
Woodley Concert Band

Posted on Friday October 8th, 2021

One of our most popular lockdown videos with over 3,500 views was a quartet recording of Another Day of Sun from hit movie musical La La Land.🌞 We're really excited to be bringing this piece to life as part of our Autumn Concert tomorrow - here's a little taster!🎵

If you've not got your tickets yet, we have just ONE SEAT left, available on our website until 7:30pm TONIGHT!🎟️ It's going to be a fantastic evening's entertainment so make sure you don't miss out!
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Posted on Sunday October 3rd, 2021

Just 6 days until our Autumn Concert!🎶 Here's a little taster of something that you might recognise from a trip that we'll be taking around the British Isles! We currently have just 11 tickets remaining so if you've not got yours yet, please don't delay! [Edit: we're now down to just 6 seats left!]
Full info + choose your seats here: bit.ly/3zZSWJz
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Its not often that we talk about all the many and various things that WCB members get up to when theyre not playing with the band, but some are things are definitely worth a mention! This weekend principle clarinettist Jo will be undertaking the gruelling London Marathon, running an amazing 26 miles round London in aid of the very worthwhile Ollie Young Foundation. Whilst not a particularly passionate runner, Jos always fancied running this iconic race and finally secured a place in this years ballot after many years of trying.

Good luck, Jo - well be thinking of you and keeping our eyes peeled on the telly!

If youd like to support Jos amazing charity efforts (shes already raised over £2,000!), you can find her fundraising page here: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/JoanneLee31

Posted on Saturday October 2nd, 2021

It's not often that we talk about all the many and various things that WCB members get up to when they're not playing with the band, but some are things are definitely worth a mention! This weekend principle clarinettist Jo will be undertaking the gruelling London Marathon, running an amazing 26 miles round London in aid of the very worthwhile Ollie Young Foundation. Whilst not a particularly passionate runner, Jo's always fancied running this iconic race and finally secured a place in this year's ballot after many year's of trying.

Good luck, Jo - we'll be thinking of you and keeping our eyes peeled on the telly!

If you'd like to support Jo's amazing charity efforts (she's already raised over £2,000!), you can find her fundraising page here: uk.virginmoneygiving.com/JoanneLee31
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Great to see our concert mentioned in last weeks Wokingham.Today!🎵 If youve not your tickets yet for what is going to be a fantastic evenings entertainment, theyre still available here: https://bit.ly/3zZSWJz

Posted on Thursday September 30th, 2021

Great to see our concert mentioned in last week's Wokingham.Today!🎵 If you've not your tickets yet for what is going to be a fantastic evening's entertainment, they're still available here: bit.ly/3zZSWJz ... See MoreSee Less

Woodley Concert Band is with Catherine Piper and 12 others.
Woodley Concert Band
Have you got your tickets yet?! Just two weeks to go until our first formal concert in 1½ years! Its going to be a brilliant evenings entertainment, jam-packed full of music youll know and love including Queen, Disney ABBA, Gershwin and much, much more! Weve been rehearsing hard and tickets are selling quickly - despite releasing extra tickets during the last week, we now have just 22 left so get yours now!
Full info and tickets here: https://bit.ly/3zZSWJz

Posted on Sunday September 26th, 2021

Have you got your tickets yet?! Just two weeks to go until our first formal concert in 1½ years! It's going to be a brilliant evening's entertainment, jam-packed full of music you'll know and love including Queen, Disney ABBA, Gershwin and much, much more! We've been rehearsing hard and tickets are selling quickly - despite releasing extra tickets during the last week, we now have just 22 left so get yours now!
Full info and tickets here: bit.ly/3zZSWJz
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How do you find out about local events?

Our Autumn Concert (tickets selling fast! Get yours here: https://bit.ly/3zZSWJz) is the first time that one of our concerts has been featured on two local events listings platforms - Whats On Reading and the Wokingham Arts and Culture app Wocca. These are both ways that we can help spread the word about our concerts but wed love to know how you typically find out about events you attend - please let us know in the comments below!

As well as these two listings sites and various social media platforms, WCB also has an email list to let our audience know about upcoming concerts - if youd like to be added to this (we only send one or two emails before our major concerts), message us or drop us an email at info@woodleyconcertband.org.uk.

You can find Whats On Reading here: https://whatsonreading.com/
And the Wocca app for Apple here: https://apple.co/3zM438d
or Android here: https://bit.ly/2XJFkUlImage attachment

Posted on Friday September 24th, 2021

How do you find out about local events?

Our Autumn Concert (tickets selling fast! Get yours here: bit.ly/3zZSWJz) is the first time that one of our concerts has been featured on two local events listings platforms - What's On Reading and the Wokingham Arts and Culture app Wocca. These are both ways that we can help spread the word about our concerts but we'd love to know how you typically find out about events you attend - please let us know in the comments below!

As well as these two listings sites and various social media platforms, WCB also has an email list to let our audience know about upcoming concerts - if you'd like to be added to this (we only send one or two emails before our major concerts), message us or drop us an email at [email protected]

You can find What's On Reading here: whatsonreading.com/
And the Wocca app for Apple here: apple.co/3zM438d
or Android here: bit.ly/2XJFkUl
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The Great British Bake Off may be back on our screens next week but theyre not the only people dealing with warm baked goods currently - tickets for our Autumn Concert are selling like hot cakes!🍰 People have been snapping up tickets since the box office opened last weekend and as a result, we now have just 26 tickets remaining! If youre intending to come along and havent got your tickets yet, please dont delay! You can book and choose your seats here: https://bit.ly/3zZSWJz. See you there!

Posted on Sunday September 19th, 2021

The Great British Bake Off may be back on our screens next week but they're not the only people dealing with warm baked goods currently - tickets for our Autumn Concert are selling like hot cakes!🍰 People have been snapping up tickets since the box office opened last weekend and as a result, we now have just 26 tickets remaining! If you're intending to come along and haven't got your tickets yet, please don't delay! You can book and choose your seats here: bit.ly/3zZSWJz. See you there! ... See MoreSee Less

Were incredibly excited to announce that tickets for our Autumn Concert on Saturday 9th October are on sale NOW!🎵 We have an amazing programme of well-known and popular music lined up and have been working hard on what promises to be a fantastic evenings entertainment! Due to the size of the venue, we have a strictly limited number of tickets available so make sure you get yours now!

Full info + book your tickets here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/250462646954858

Posted on Sunday September 12th, 2021

We're incredibly excited to announce that tickets for our Autumn Concert on Saturday 9th October are on sale NOW!🎵 We have an amazing programme of well-known and popular music lined up and have been working hard on what promises to be a fantastic evening's entertainment! Due to the size of the venue, we have a strictly limited number of tickets available so make sure you get yours now!

Full info + book your tickets here:
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Posted on Thursday September 9th, 2021

Is there anything more quintessentially English than a wind band playing a cheery march under a marquee at a village fete in summer?! No, we didn't think so either!🌞 Here's a video of us playing Kenneth J Alford's classic composition Army of the Nile at the Binfield Heath Flower Show a couple of weeks ago!🎶 We had an excellent time and particularly enjoyed the fudge...!🍬

PS...big thanks to Nigel Howard for conducting us for this gig whilst MD Claire took a well-earned break!.

PPS...don't forget that tickets for our Autumn Concert - Strike Up the Band go on sale this Saturday at 10:00 AM!
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The best march! Great workout if you’re a tuba player!

Well done Nigel or should I say a mini Brian

My favourite march.

Its time to Strike Up the Band!🎺 Were thrilled to announce our Autumn Concert - a celebration of our return to live music-making, packed with tunes youll know and love from the music of stage and screen to well-known folk tunes and pop - there really will be something for everyone! Weve got a great programme lined up and are already hard at work to ensure a really special evenings entertainment!🎵

The concert takes place on Saturday 9th October at 7:30pm at Woodley Baptist Church and tickets (£14 / £12 over 65s / £5 under 16s) go on sale at 10:00am next Saturday (11th September) - well have a link available to book your tickets when the box office opens.🎟️

Make sure the dates in your diary - we cant wait to see you there!🎉

Posted on Sunday September 5th, 2021

It's time to Strike Up the Band!🎺 We're thrilled to announce our Autumn Concert - a celebration of our return to live music-making, packed with tunes you'll know and love from the music of stage and screen to well-known folk tunes and pop - there really will be something for everyone! We've got a great programme lined up and are already hard at work to ensure a really special evening's entertainment!🎵

The concert takes place on Saturday 9th October at 7:30pm at Woodley Baptist Church and tickets (£14 / £12 over 65's / £5 under 16's) go on sale at 10:00am next Saturday (11th September) - we'll have a link available to book your tickets when the box office opens.🎟️

Make sure the date's in your diary - we can't wait to see you there!🎉
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Woodley Concert Band is with Cathy Hughes and 5 others at Binfield Heath Flower and Dog show.
Woodley Concert Band

Posted on Sunday August 29th, 2021

How we loved being back at the Binfield Heath Flower and Dog Show on Saturday! It was all as it should be, the sun shone, and the band played to a very appreciative audience. We thought we might have missed out on the cake as demand was clearly high this year but fortunately we were just in time 🙂. Big thanks to Nigel Howard, we enjoyed having him as our guest conductor for the event. ... See MoreSee Less

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It was a pleasure to be with you. The band played very well. Thank you.

So sad to miss one of my favourite gigs. (I notice you were short of armless chairs again and had people sitting on hay bales.)

You sounded fantastic! We enjoyed it very much, great day!

Thank you very much Molly Roworth for depping for us!

Great to be back xx

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