Thursday, June 22, 2017

Band on the Rec

Friday 14th July  ~ 7.30pm

Our annual, end of term, “Band on the Rec” event is on Friday 14 July from 7.30pm on the recreation ground in Beenham. Alongside some beautiful music – including a sneak preview (or should that be sneak pre-listen) of music for our November concert, “Sea Pictures” – there will be a bar courtesy of the Six Bells and an excellent barbecue, or bring a picnic and enjoy a summer's evening with us.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Forbury Gardens


Relax in the sunshine on a summer's afternoon and enjoy our 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 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.