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, May 14, 2016

Rehearsal and Performance Dates

Summer Term 2016

Rehearsal dates


Summer 2016

Apr       15th, 22nd, 29th
May       6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
Jun       3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th
Jul        1st,  8th,  15th, 22nd

Wednesday 1st June - Committee Meeting Six Bells, 8pm
Friday 10th June - Bucklebury Farm Park, 6-9 to play at 7.30pm (tbc)
Saturday 11th June - Englefield Queen's Birthday Celebration, 2.30pm
Sunday 19th June - Royal Parade Gardens Bandstand, Bath, 2pm (Day Trip)
Sunday 26th June - Social Event - BBQ 2pm
Sunday 3rd July - Phyllis Court, Henley Regatta, 2 - 4pm
Friday 8th July   -  Band on the Rec, 7.30pm
Sunday 10th July - Newbury Bandstand, 3 - 5pm
Saturday 16th July - Padworth Village Fete, time tbc
Saturday 23rd July - Englefield Flower Show, time tbc

Autumn 2016

Sep        2nd

Saturday 3rd September - Whitchurch Village Fete, time tbc
Saturday 17th September - Concert, St Mary's Mortimer, 7pm
Sunday 25th September - Cold Ash Play Day, 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

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)

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Rehearsal Schedule - Spring Term 2015

2016      March   4th    tbc
                          11th  tbc  
                          18th  tbc 

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...

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