Thursday, April 18, 2019

Rehearsal and Performance Dates

Spring Term 2019

Jan     4th11th18th, 25th
Feb    1st8th, 15th, 
Mar    1st,  8th, 15th, 22nd28th
Apr     5th

Summer Term 2019
Apr    26th
May    3rd,  10th, 17th, 24th, 31st
Jun    7th, 14th, 21st28th
Jul     5th,  12th, 19th

Saturday 4th May - Whitchurch Fete 2pm to 4pm
Sunday 9th June - Newbury Bandstand 3pm to 5pm
Saturday 13th July - Englefield Flower Show 2:30pm
Friday 19th July - Band on the Rec 7:30pm

Autumn Term 2019
Aug    30th,  First Rehearsal
Saturday 28th September - Concert, St Mary's Thatcham
Friday 13th December - Beenham Christmas Concert

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.