Friday, June 28, 2019

Band on the rec



Friday 19th July 7:30 will see a very special version of our annual “Band on the Rec”. To celebrate our 20th anniversary we will be hosting Beenham’s version of the last night of the Proms. We are also very fortunate to have soloist Theresa Lunn who will be performing. As always there will be the opportunity to purchase refreshments. So please join us on the recreational grounds in Beenham for what will be a very special evening – and don’t forget to bring your singing voice and flags!


Monday, May 13, 2019

Rehearsal and Performance Dates

Summer Term 2019
Jun    7th, 14th, 21st28th
Jul     5th,  12th, 19th

Saturday 13th July - Englefield Flower Show 2 - 4pm
Friday 19th July - Band on the Rec 7:30pm

Autumn Term 2019
August 30th First Rehearsal

Saturday 28th September - Concert, St Mary's Church Thatcham
Friday 11th October AGM
Sunday 20th October - Play Day, Acland Hall, Cold Ash 10 till 4
Friday 13th December - Beenham Christmas Concert

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!

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Concert - Celebrating 20 Years of Playing

2019 sees BWO celebrate its 20th anniversary. Formed in 1999 from a select group of musicians, as part of Beenham’s millennium celebrations, the orchestra now boasts over 40 players. 
As part of the celebration, the two concerts this year will include our favourite repertoire from the last 20 years. 
If you enjoyed the first concert, the second concert is on Saturday 28th Septmber, 7.30pm and includes pieces by Philip Sparke,Richard Rodgers and John Williams. 

Tickets Paid in advance £10 On the door: £12 U18s £2

Available from Orchestra Members, Picture iT, 17 High Street, Thatcham or phone (answerphone) 0118 9712575

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Photos of our recent concert




Our compere for the evening, the Rev. Mark Bennett, made us laugh, gave us time to catch our breath and gave the audience some interesting facts about our pieces, the witty and informative script written, as usual, by our bass clarinettist, Elaine Guy.



A full complement of saxes and the trumpet section led by Andy Smets


Our lovely flute section

Serious business, playing the oboe!

Our fantastic percussionists............


and their equally fantastic kit!

Concert Review









Many thanks to Councillor Jeff Beck who sent this letter to the Newbury Weekly News.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Christmas Concert

Friday 14th 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 charity. This year we are supporting
Us in a Bus  a not-for-profit charity organisation that offer opportunities for people with profound learning disabilities and complex needs.
                        http://usinabus.org.uk/