Saturday, March 21, 2020

Update - Coronavirus

In light of the government's latest advice with regards to measures we all should be taking in response to the Coronavirus the Committee have decided that we must regrettably suspend rehearsals for the time being.  There will consequently be no rehearsals for the foreseeable future.

Whilst we enjoy getting together and making music it's far more important that we take all necessary precautions to keep each other and our families safe.  

As soon as the situation allows and in line with the scientific advice provided, we will recommence rehearsals.  



Saturday, March 14, 2020

Postponement of Concert

We’ve taken the decision to postpone our concert scheduled for next Sat. 21 March given that we’ve reached the ‘delay’ phase of the response to COVID - 19. It’s important that everyone stays safe. 
The concert will be rescheduled to Sat. 24 Oct 2020 and will feature the trumpet solo ‘Manhattan’.

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Rehearsal and Performance Dates


SUMMER TERM 2020
Rehearsals
24 April
1, 15, 22, 29 May
5, 12, 19, 26 June
3, 17, 24 (tbc) July

Concerts
Saturday 2 May - Whitchurch Fete
Friday 8 May – Beenham VE Day 1 to 2:30 pm
Friday 10 July - Band on the Rec 7:30 pm
Saturday 11 July - Englefield Fete 2:30 pm

AUTUMN TERM 2020
Rehearsals
4, 11, 18 (+AGM), 25 September
2, 9, 16, 23, 30 October
6, 13, 20, 27 November
4 December

Concert
September - Theale WW2 Day, date and time tbc
24 October - Concert at Kennet School (tbc)
11 December – Christmas concert Beenham

Future Bookings 2021
20/21 March – Concert weekend
9 July – Band on the rec

Concert 29th September 2019 - MP John Redwood's post

Lovely feedback about our last concert from MP John Redwood

MP John Redwood's diary....
Beenham Wind Orchestra sounds great after 20 years
Posted: 29 Sep 2019 06:19 AM PDT
The 20th anniversary concert by the Beenham Wind Orchestra last night was tremendous entertainment. From the first bars of Sparke’s Yorkshire Overture to the final chords of John Williams the orchestra sustained a great sound and showed their enthusiasm for the music they make.
The Suite of English folk songs was particularly fine, with the subtle and haunting melodies of Nonesuch my favourite. Karl Jenkins’s Palladio was a modern classic with its memorable proportions, and Derek Bourgeiose’s Serenade put us all in party mood.
It was a pleasure to attend and to see such a lively and positive group of musicians playing items they obviously love. I wish them every success for their next twenty years.

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Beenham Wind Orchestra in the NWN


Band in the Barn!

Refusing to let the poor weather stop a fantastic evening, we moved our 20 year celebratory concert from the recreational grounds to a local barn. It was a fantastic turn out with everyone in excellent singing voice as the band performed well known songs from the last night of the proms. Soprano Theresa Lunn provided a rousing end to the evening with a stunning performance of Rule Britannia. It was also a very sad farewell to Simon Witcomb, our founder, who will soon be moving away from the area.






Saturday, May 4, 2019

Whitchurch Fete - Saturday 4th May

The great British weather tried to challenge us on our first fete of the season, but we were not to be beaten. Despite our marquee deciding to try and make an early exit from our performance, the band braved the weather at this fantastic, fun and family friendly event. The orchestra provided the audience with some appropriate “May the fourth” music, including a medley from Star Wars. The warm tea and cake were appreciated by all at the interval!