Thursday, July 20, 2017

Fete Season 2017

Another successful round of summer fetes. The weather was lovely for all of them. Beenham villagers joined us on the Rec for an evening of music, picnics, beer from The Six Bells and a great barbecue. We played for the members of Phyllis Court Club at Henley Regatta and for the lovely Englefield School and village and finally for Padworth, who provided us with an amazing purple gazebo. Looking forward to playing at Whitchurch-on-Thames Fete on September 2nd.
Band on the Rec, Beenham 

Englefield Flower Show and School Fete


Phyllis Court, Henley Regatta
Padworth and Aldermaston Wharf Village Show

Phyllis Court, Henley Regatta



Forbury Gardens Bandstand, Reading

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Next Concert


                  Ship Departs : St Mary's Church, Thatcham
                  On : Saturday 11th November 2017
                  At : 7.30pm.
                  Tickets : £10 in advance, £12 on the door, U18s £2

The painting above is by local artist Amanda Bates and is used with her permission. To complement the music there will also be a small exhibition of seascapes by Amanda and other local artists.

Tickets will be available from 1st September


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Rehearsal and Performance Dates

Autumn Term 2017

Rehearsal dates

Sep   1st,    8th,    15th,   22nd,  29th
Oct   6th,  13th,  20th,  27th
Nov   3rd,  10th,  17th,  24th
Dec   1st,  8th,  15th

Saturday 2nd September - Whitchurch Fete (2.00 - 4.30pm)
Friday 15th September - BWO AGM
Sunday 24th September - Play Day, Wantage Band Hall, (10 - 4pm)
Saturday 11th November - Concert, St Mary's Thatcham
Friday 17th November - Post Concert Band Dinner (tbc)
Friday 15th December - Beenham Christmas Concert, 7.30pm

Jan   5th  2018 - First rehearsal of Spring Term


Friday 2nd March - Rehearsal at St Mary's Thatcham, 7.30pm
Saturday 3rd March - Concert, St Mary's Thatcham, 7.30pm

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Band on the Rec

Friday 14th July  ~ 7.30pm

Our annual, end of term, “Band on the Rec” event is on Friday 14 July from 7.30pm on the recreation ground in Beenham. Alongside some beautiful music – including a sneak preview (or should that be sneak pre-listen) of music for our November concert, “Sea Pictures” – there will be a bar courtesy of the Six Bells and an excellent barbecue, or bring a picnic and enjoy a summer's evening of music with us.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Forbury Gardens


Relax in the sunshine on a summer's afternoon and enjoy our free concert of light music at this lovely Bandstand in Forbury Gardens, Reading from 3.00 - 4.30pm.
on Sunday 18th June

Find a map on the Location link below

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Spring Concert 2017

Winds in Time 4
Great Music from Great Composers
The fourth and last in our series of concerts exploring the history of Wind Band music from its beginnings in the 19th century to the present day
This concert includes music from 2000 - 2017

St Mary's Church Thatcham
Saturday 11th March, 7.30pm

Tickets £10 in advance, or £12 on the door, U18s £2
Buy tickets from Orchestra members, Lily's Boutique in Thatcham, or email Gay Spackman
 email: awaw52@dsl.pipex.com

This is the final concert in our series exploring music written for Wind Band, bringing us from 2000 to the present day. It includes three pieces that were commissioned by Beenham Wind Orchestra, the first, in 2002, by local musician and composer Torbjorn Hultmark, the second, in 2010, by young composer Lloyd Coleman and the third by Thomas Gibbs who wrote his piece, Chorales, in 2016 for our Conductor, Robert Roscoe, as a gift for his 70th Birthday. We will also be playing pieces by renown American composers Richard Saucedo, Samuel Hazo and Eric Whitacre, whose work 'Cloudburst' requires some audience participation, and a suite for Wind Band by the British composer Daniel Basford.

This concert is dedicated to the memory of Ian Hulin who was a member of our flute section from 2001 until his death in 2015. He made several arrangements for Beenham Wind Orchestra and we will be playing two movements from his arrangement of Monteverdi's Vespers 1610. 

Monday, November 14, 2016

Christmas Concert

Friday 16th December

Beenham School Hall
 7.30pm

Join us to sing carols accompanied by Beenham Wind Orchestra,  drink mulled wine, eat mince pies and hear some well-loved Christmas music.

This concert is free but there will be a raffle for a home-made Christmas Cake and if you would like to make a donation, this year we are collecting for the Duchess of Kent Hospice, a Sue Ryder centre.