0 Learner Band at Cornerstone, Didcot
On Saturday 16th April, the Learner Band will be entertaining shoppers with an open-air concert outside the Cornerstone, Didcot. The band will be playing a selection of its favourite pieces including ‘Rock around the Clock’, ‘Grease’ and ‘Florentiner March’.
As well as hearing the band, there will be an opportunity to try an instrument at our ‘Have-a-Blow’ table. Perhaps you might be inspired to take up an instrument and join the band? Leaflets will be handed out publicising the band and tickets will be available for our upcoming St George’s Day Concert on Saturday 23rd April.
0 ‘The Rhythm of life’ Joint concert with Hagbourne Choir
Saturday 19th March 2016, 7pm
‘The Rhythm of life’ Joint concert with Hagbourne Choir
Please join us in St Andrews Church, East Hagbourne for a joint concert with the Hagbourne Choir. The band will be performing a selection of pieces including Singing in the Rain, Eleanor Rigby, Floral Dance and Blaydon Races.
Tickets are available on the door priced at £6.
0 Blewbury Church Christmas Concert
The band will be playing at the annual Blewbury Church Christmas Concert on Monday 21 December, which will start at 2000 (following a 1900 rehearsal). Do come along – Christmas in the village starts today, the church will be packed and the atmosphere will be relaxed, informal and fun.
0 bbb Christmas Concert
0 bbb at North Moreton Church (for homepage slideshow)
0 Bell tower fundraising concert in North Moreton Church
The band is giving a fundraising concert in All Saints Church, North Moreton, on Sunday 20 September at 6.30 PM.
A 2-course farmhouse supper will be served during the interval, with wine. Tickets are £15 per person, available on the door (but please Martin know if you can come – firstname.lastname@example.org / 07931 376501 – so they get numbers right for catering).
The church bells’ glorious chimes have rung out for more than 600 years, but there was a risk that they might have fallen silent forever if not repaired. The bell frame at the Grade I listed church in Wallingford Road was built to fit six bells but only five were ever cast. The two heaviest date from the 14th and 16th centuries, and the remaining three are not in tune.
A committee was formed with the original task of raising £50,000 so that repairs can be carried out, the first since 1905.
The plan grew into tuning the three lightest bells, providing new fittings, installing a new rope guide, adding a new treble bell…and installing a kitchen and toilet in the church…and the total cost grew to £150,000, of which £130,000 has been raised, and the work has almost been completed. Proceeds from our concert will go towards the remaining £20,000.
Do come along!
0 Blewbury Learner Band play at the George and Dragon pub, Upton
The Blewbury Learner Band have been invited to play in Upton at the George and Dragon pub Music Event on Sunday 30 August.
The plan is to play from 4pm to 5pm in the beer garden prior to the start of live pop/rock bands at 5pm.
Do come along – it should be a fun event!
0 bbb play in Castle Gardens, Wallingford
bbb will be playing in Castle Gardens, Wallingford, on Sunday 5 July from 3 o/c to 5 o/c.
This is our first time playing in Castle Gardens and is at the invitation of the Wallingford Town Council.
0 bbb at Newbury Bandstand
Blewbury Brass Band will be giving an open air concert in the Bandstand, Victoria Park, Newbury, on Sunday 28 June from 1500-1700.
Seats will be available, but there is also lots of grass to sit on. How about bringing a rug and picnic tea, to enjoy listening to the band playing a wide selection of brass band favourites.
0 bbb Joint Concert with Blewbury Choir
The band will be giving a joint concert with Blewbury Choir in Blewbury Church on Saturday 27 June (starting at 8 pm).
Both music groups have performed in the Church before, but never together. The programme will be light and varied and we do hope you will come and join us.
Tickets are £10 each, with a complimentary glass of fruit juice or wine, and are available from the Blewbury and Hagbourne Post Offices and Band/Choir members.