Dance away the winter blues with Beenham Wind Orchestra.
March 3rd 2018 sees
Strictly Beenhamcoming to St Mary’s Church, Thatcham, so put
on your dancing shoes and tap along to Maple
Leaf Rag, Rossini’s Tarantella,
Shostakovich’s Waltz No 2 and
Brahms’s Hungarian Dance no 5. The
programme also includes some Yiddish
Dances, a selection of dance music from the ‘20s and a lovely arrangement
of Grainger’s Handel in the Strand
At: St Mary’s Church, Thatcham
On: Saturday 3 March
At: 7:30pm, Doors open 7pm
Tickets: £10 in advance, £12 on the door. Available from Band Members
and PictureIt in Thatcham from mid January 2018.
Beenham Wind Orchestra held their annual Christmas concert
at Beenham Primary School on Friday. Everyone got into the festive spirit, with
the orchestra wearing Christmas tops and draped in colourful tinsel, and with
an interactive performance with the option for the audience to join in with the
The evening was attended by villagers and family and friends
of the orchestra members. All were treated to mince pies and mulled wine.
The musical performance was a mix of traditional Christmas
pieces, interspersed with carols. There was an excellent rendition of Christmas
songs from some of the brass players and a memorable rendition of Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas sung
by Chloe Anderson
The Concert was a great success and the people of Beenham
enjoyed a very entertaining evening.
Feb 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd Mar 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd Friday 2nd March - Rehearsal at St Mary's Thatcham, 7.30pm Saturday 3rd March - Concert, St Mary's Thatcham, 7.30pm
Summer Term 2018 Apr 13th, 20th, 27th May 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th Jun 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th Jul 6th, 13th, 20th Saturday 19th May - Children's Concert, The Oratory Prep School, 2.30-5pm, Concert 7pm Saturday 14th July - Englefield School Fete and Flower Show
Autumn Term 2018 Saturday 10th November - Concert, St Mary's Thatcham
We had several correct entries and the winner was drawn at random from these.
We are very pleased to announce that the winner of our 'Sea Pictures' Concert competition is Alison Dewer. Alison will receive 2 Complimentary tickets for our next concert on 3rd March 2018
The answers were
What Shall We Do With the Drunken Sailor (in 'Down to the Sea in Ships' and 'Crimson Pirate') Shenandoah (also in 'Down to the Sea in Ships' and 'Shenandoah')