Friday, February 23, 2018

Strictly Beenham

Dance away the winter blues with Beenham Wind Orchestra. March 3rd 2018 sees 
Strictly Beenham coming 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 clog dance.

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.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Rehearsal and Performance Dates

Spring Term 2018

Jan   5th,    12th, 19th, 26th
Feb   2nd,    9th, 16th, 23rd
Mar   2nd,    16th, 23rd

Friday 2nd March - Rehearsal at St Mary's Thatcham, 7.30pm
Saturday 3rd March - Concert, St Mary's Thatcham, 7.30pm
Friday 9th March - No rehearsal

Summer Term 2018

Apr   13th,  20th, 27th
May   4th,    11th, 18th, 25th
Jun   1st,    8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
Jul    6th,  13th

Saturday 19th May - Children's Concert, The Oratory Prep School, 2.30-5pm, Concert 7pm

Saturday 10th June - Newbury Bandstand, 3 - 5pm
Sunday 8th July - Henley Regatta, Phyllis Court, 2 - 4pm
Friday 13th July - Band on the Rec, Beenham, 7.30pm
Saturday 14th July - Englefield School Fete and Flower Show

Autumn Term 2018

Saturday 10th November - Concert, St Mary's Thatcham

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Review of Christmas Concert

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 carols.
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.

Newbury Weekly News 21st December 2017

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Concert Competition

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')

Christmas Concert

Friday 15th December, 7.30pm

Beenham School Hall

Join us for a free concert of Carols and traditional Christmas music, mulled wine and mince pies.

A collection will be taken for the charity PSPA.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Autumn Concert 2017 St Mary's, Thatcham

A few photos of the 'Sea Pictures' Concert 11th November 2017

Trumpets and Percussion hiding behind the     pillars unfortunately.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Sea Pictures

                  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 are available from Band members and "Picture it" 17 High Street, Thatcham