Thursday, May 11, 2017

Forbury Gardens

No better way to spend a relaxing summer afternoon.


Come and hear us play a 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

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


Saturday, March 18, 2017

Rehearsal and Performance Dates

Spring Term 2017

Rehearsal dates

Apr   28th
May   5th, 12th, 19th,   26th
Jun   2nd,     9th,  16th,  23rd,  30th
Jul    7th,   14th,  

Sunday 18th June - Forbury Gardens Bandstand, 3 - 4.30pm
Sunday 2nd July - Phyllis Court, Henley, 2 - 4pm
Friday July 14th - Band on the Rec - 7.30pm
Saturday 15th July - Englefield Flower Show, 2 - 4pm (Times tbc)
Sunday 16th July - Padworth Fete, (Times tbc)

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 ( Times tbc)
Friday 15th September - BWO AGM
Sunday 24th September - Play Day (tbc)
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

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.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Cartoon Capers

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 held at St Mary’s Church, Thatcham, RG19 3PN

and is part of Thatcham Festival of the Arts

Ticket prices £10 in Advance, £12 on the door
Under 18s £2
From Band members, Lily's Boutique, Kingsland Centre, Thatcham




Thursday, September 8, 2016

St Mary's Mortimer


A programme of well known and well loved pieces including 'The Pink Panther' and 'Moon River', some memories from WW2, a tribute to Louis Armstrong and medleys from those great musicals  
'South Pacific' and 'West Side Story'. 

Stratfield Mortimer: St Mary the Virgin : The Street, Stratfield Mortimer, Berkshire, RG7 3NU