Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Rehearsal and Performance Dates

Summer Term 2016

Rehearsal dates

Autumn 2016

Sep  2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
Oct  7th, 14th, 21st 
Nov  4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
Dec  2nd, 9th, 16th

Saturday 3rd September - Whitchurch Village Fete, 2 - 4.30pm
Tuesday 13th September - Committee Meeting, Six Bells, 8pm
Saturday 17th September - Concert, St Mary's Mortimer, 7pm
Friday 23rd September - BWO AGM in break
Sunday 25th September - Cold Ash Play Day, Acland Hall,10 - 4pm
Saturday 15th October - Concert, St Mary's Thatcham, 7.30pm
Friday 2nd December - Band Social
Friday 16th December - Christmas Concert, Beenham, 7.30pm

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Concert at St Mary's Thatcham

Saturday 15th October 7.30pm

Beenham Wind Orchestra invites you to “Be Our Guest” “On a Dark Night” to stay “One Jump Ahead” of the crowd. Bring along the “Bear Necessities” and maybe “A Friend Like Me” to experience “A Whole New World” of “Looney Tunes”. “For the First Time in Forever” you can catch the “Pink Panther” and witness “Colonel Hathi’s March”. Even though “The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down”, you can “Let it Go” and “Be Prepared” for the “Baby Elephant Walk”. So why not join “Beauty and the Beast”, “Aladdin” and the “Sorcerer’s Apprentice” for a magical evening of “Cartoon” music.

This concert will be part of Thatcham Festival of the Arts

Saturday, April 2, 2016

A few comments about the Concert

  • We thoroughly enjoyed the concert on Saturday evening and very much appreciated our prize tickets (and the unexpected bonus of a complimentary glass of wine each!).  Please do pass on our grateful thanks to those concerned. The programme was such a delightful mix of music, much of it new to us.  The piece incorporating tuned wine bottles was great fun and I particularly enjoyed the opening piece - Phillip Sparke's "Concert Prelude" - which was really spine-tingling.  The blend of instruments and the standard of skills you have now in the orchestra produces an amazing sound and we are so lucky to be able to enjoy music of this calibre in our own locality.                                                                                                   Dianne Rogers - Competition Winner October Concert

  • Great concert last night, we both enjoyed ourselves as did the people we brought along.     Band Member

  • Please accept many thanks from my wife, Penee, and I for inviting us to your superb concert last Saturday at Thatcham.We both thoroughly enjoyed the selection of music and the excellent playing by your Orchestra. 

          What talented group of musicians. 
          Councillor Keith Chopping 

Friday, February 12, 2016

Winds in Time 3

Great Music from Great Composers
The third in our series of concerts exploring the history of Wind Band music from its beginnings in the 19th century, we have now reached 
1950 to 2000

St Mary's Church, Thatcham

Saturday 19th March, 7.30pm

Around about this time in the history of Wind Band music things start to get a little adventurous. This concert includes Eugene Bozza's Children's Suite, (described as French-Nursery-Rhymes-meets Petruchka) and David Bedford's Sun Paints Rainbows on the Vast Waves, a wonderfully descriptive title of a beautiful piece that includes tuned wine bottles in its percussion section, Guy Woolfenden's Gallimaufry of tunes inspired by  Shakespeare and Martin Ellerby's Paris Sketches, four snapshots of the French capital from the bustle of Les Halles to the quiet of Pere Lachaise. An exciting programme of music.

Tickets in advance £10 (Concessions £8, U18s £2) from Orchestra members or Lily' s Boutique in Thatcham
or click on the Buy Tickets button below.
On the door £12 (or £10 and £2 respectively)

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Concert Competition

We are very please to announce that Dianne Rogers is the winner of the competition to match the raffle prizes to our programme of music. We hope you can take advantage of your prize of 2 tickets for our next concert on March 19th 2016.

The answers were

The Beer - Jurassic ParK
The Rum - Pirates of the Caribbean
The Baking Book - Hollywood Milestones   (author, Paul Hollywood!)
Tin of Biscuits - Frozen  (picture on the tin)
Cinema Voucher - Star Wars

For those of you who attempted to 'name that tune' in the Hollywood Milestones Medley...

Love Story
Star Trek
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Chariots of Fire
Back to the Future
Beauty and the Beast
Jurassic Park
Forrest Gump
Apollo 13
and.....E.T. again

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Autumn Concert 2015

Music from the Movies

A concert show-casing the film music of 

John Williams

Saturday 10th October, 7.30pm,St Mary's Church, Thatcham
Conductor: Robert Roscoe

To include music from Star Wars, Jurassic Park, War Horse
Superman and Harry Potter along with some other film favourites,
Frozen, Pirates of the Caribbean and a bit of James Bond of course.

Featuring violinist Maxime Morise, playing the hauntingly beautiful theme from Schindler's List.

Scroll down to read about our Soloist, Maxime Morise

Tickets are £10 and £8 in advance, £12 and £10 on the door, U18s £2, available from Orchestra members, Lilys Boutique,in the Kingsland Centre, Thatcham and online using the link below.