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www.adband.org.uk

'Formed as a youth band by the late Arthur Doyle, following his retirement as Principal Tuba with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO). This makes us one of the oldest civilian Concert Bands in the West Midlands.'

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adamsonband.org.uk

‘A voluntary wind band which was established in 1888. Based in Dukinfield in the North West of England it continues to serve Manchester and the North West. The Band can be seen performing at a variety of events from garden parties, carnivals, festive occasions and concerts such as its annual Christmas concert ...’

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www.adurconcertband.org.uk

‘The Band has a membership from Shoreham, Hove, Brighton, Worthing, Steyning and as far away as Crawley and Chichester. We are a community band that welcomes anyone 18 and over who can play a wind instrument or percussion; our members include players from around grade 5, to semi-professional musicians.’

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www.allsaintsconcertband.co.uk

‘Our music covers a very wide range, from Abba to Bach, and includes films and shows, light opera, traditional folk tunes, and arrangements of the classics or pop compilations. For players this provides variety and interest – while to those who book the band we can offer a choice of programme to suit any occasion. ASCB gives performances throughout the year at both indoor and outdoor events, in a variety of venues from bandstands to shopping centres, and including local churches, community halls and schools. We help several charities with fundraising.’

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www.alnwickplayhouseconcertband.org.uk

'On the 18th March 1995 in the Playhouse, to a near sell-out audience and to great critical acclaim, the Band performed its first ever concert. Since then the Band has gone from strength to strength and is now an established musical group of repute within the town. The Band takes its name from its adopted home, Alnwick Playhouse, where rehearsals take place on a weekly basis and where the Band performs its main concerts. The Band is very fortunate to have such an excellent venue as its base and is grateful for the continuous support it receives from the management and staff of the Playhouse.'

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www.ashbyconcertband.com

'The band boasts a membership of over 50 players and is one of the leading concert bands in the East Midlands ... ACB is a true community band and welcomes players of all ages. The entry level is ABRSM Grade 5 or equivalent. Admission to the Band is subject to a satisfactory audition.'

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www.ashfordconcertband.co.uk

'Formed in 2002 under the name Windmill, as part of a drive to encourage adults who maybe hadn't played for a few years to return to their brass or woodwind instruments. We have gone from strength to strength and now have approx 30 members. We have renamed ourselves Ashford Concert Band and we meet every week to rehearse and have a great repertoire of music we play. Today we continue to learn and enjoy making music together and always welcome new players over the age of 18 to come and join us.'

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aylesburyband.org

'Made up of enthusiastic amateur players from Aylesbury and the surrounding areas ...The band performs several concerts throughout the year as well as at civic occasions such as the annual "Mayor Making" ceremony in May, and at fêtes and Christmas carol concerts.'

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musicfortheblind.btck.co.uk

‘Formed in 1984 ... as The Music for the Blind and Disabled Trust ... The Trust is a charity founded to enhance the life of disabled people through the medium of music ... We are always looking for new members to play in our Concert Band, the current compliment of which is around 30+. All standards can be accommodated and instruments may be available for loan. Both disabled and able-bodied people can be assured of a warm welcome! All woodwind, brass and percussion players welcome.'

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Also indexedThe Music for the Blind & Disabled Trust
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www.barnsleyconcertband.co.uk

'Barnsley’s premier woodwind, brass and percussion ensemble ... has been entertaining audiences of all ages for over 40 years at numerous concerts locally, nationwide and across Europe. The Band's repertoire covers all major genres of music; Pop, Rock, Film, Theatre, Jazz, Marches, Light Classical and even Folk. The combination of instrument types within the group creates an exciting musical palette and delivers a vibrant listening experience.'

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www.baxendenconcertband.co.uk

'Formed in the early 1990's by Major John Boden, a retired Army Musical Director. His aim was to offer young people the opportunity to meet together and make music as an alternative form of entertainment ... Players of all age groups and abilities are welcomed, the only requirement for membership being a basic knowledge of music and the willingness to learn.'

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berwickconcertband.wixsite.com/information

'Established in 1993. We play at events and concerts in the Scottish borders and North Northumberland. The band are a friendly and welcoming bunch and are always looking for new members.'

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www.bicesterconcertband.org.uk

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www.brackleywindensemble.co.uk

'Formed in 2004 as a result of an off shoot of Brackley Music School. We perform a wide variety of music from Baroque music, to traditional classical pieces by Mozart and Beethoven, through to more "contemporary" works such as music by the Beatles and modern film music ... We have players from Brackley, Banbury, Towcester, Buckingham and surrounding villages ... Whether modern or traditional, the pieces that we play are well suited to a wind ensemble and are both fun to play and to listen to.'

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www.brecontownband.com

‘A community based wind band that was formed in 1967. The current band comprises about 55 musicians of all age ranges and abilities who enjoy making music together. All woodwind, brass and percussion players are welcome to join the Band ... The Band performs between 15 and 25 engagements each year and regularly performs at Brecon; Llanigon; and Sennybridge Shows; the Victorian Festival, Llandrindod Wells. Most of the music we perform outdoors has a strong rhythmic beat. The Band regularly performs carols in Bethel Square, Brecon in the weeks before Christmas.’

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bridgtownconcertband.co.uk

'Traditional concert wind band, made up of musicians of all ages and abilities ... The Band continues to keep to its original ethos and constitution of bringing young and not so young people together and provide the opportunities to learn, practice and perform music in a safe environment, bringing entertainment and music to a wider audience with a commitment to help and support others.'

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www.brncvolunteerband.com

‘A symphonic wind band encompassing all the instruments found in a military band. Its repertoire can cover every genre of music from classics through film scores, jazz, rock and pop as well as military music. We rehearse ... at the Britannia Royal Naval College and have a full diary of events both in the locality of Dartmouth as well as the wider Devon community. Membership requires applicants to be an average of Grade 6+ (exam pass is not necessary but an audition may be required) and emphasis is placed on musicality and regular attendance.’ Note also the College’s Big Band, Parade Band, and Corps of Drums.

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broadstairsandstpetersband.com

'The Band was formed in 1980. Many musicians have come and gone over the years, young people moving on to the Services, University or new Careers; some of our older members retiring and others we sadly lost. We are made up of members of all ages 15-85 who are Ex-Professional or Amateur musicians ... We perform regular concerts at the Pavilion-On-Sands, Viking Bay, Broadstairs, a wonderful venue and setting for a Sunday night concert of popular music from films/shows and a pot pourri of incidental music.'

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www.broadstone-community-concert-band.co.uk

'We’re an amateur wind band offering its members a fun and yet challenging opportunity to play within a large wind band ... We usually play a couple of large charity concerts each year, local venues have included Poole Lighthouse, Wimborne Minster and The Tivoli in Wimborne.'

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www.buckroseband.org.uk

'Non-profit community wind band founded in 2006 by the late Malcolm Heywood ... We are self-supporting and all of its players give their time and services for free. We have a membership of over fifty musicians ... We are available for all types of concert work, including concert hall bookings, garden parties, carol concerts, bandstand appearances and private functions. Our reputation is well established in the East Riding where we regularly perform to enthusiastic audiences.'

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burtonconcertband.co.uk

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carmarthenband.co.uk

‘The Band has some 50 members ranging in age from early teens to early eighties many of whom have been with the band for several years. They travel from a wide geographical area including Fishguard, Cardigan and Llanelli and their commitment is demonstrated by the fact that they travel to rehearsals every Sunday evening ... As a community based band they play for their own enjoyment but they also thrive on challenges of performing at more formal concerts and events. As befitting a band comprising of woodwind, brass and percussion instruments their repertoire is wide and varied consisting of classical pieces through to music from the shows, film themes, military marches and popular music.'

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www.chalfontwindband.co.uk

‘The Band's aim is to encourage the interest of wind band musicians of any age and to give them plenty of experience of playing in public. We are always on the lookout for woodwind, brass and percussion players. There are also instrumental ensembles associated with the Band. The Band presents two main concerts each year, plus many other public engagements particularly during the summer and Christmas period. It raises much money for local and national charities.’

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www.chilternconcertband.net

'A community wind band based in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. The band was set up in 1982 to give the opportunity to adult musicians to continue in a high standard musical ensemble beyond their school and college days. The band plays a wide range of music including marches, well-known film and show selections, solo items, popular classics as well as more recent wind band repertoire.'

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www.lichfieldconcertband.co.uk

'The Band has a special relationship with the City of Lichfield and plays for civic events, including the Sheriff's Ride, twinning and other public ceremonies. Several concerts are given in the Guildhall each year and the band also plays at the annual "Proms in Beacon Park". Invitations are frequently received to play in other venues around the West Midlands ...'

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www.cotwo.org.uk

'We play a wide repertoire of music, including contemporary wind orchestra pieces, film scores, jazz and classical rearrangements ... We are a truly community-based orchestra, with people of all ages participating from across the county. We regularly perform at local venues across Cornwall, including Truro Cathedral, Falmouth Methodist Church, Padstow Harbour and St. Michael's Mount, amongst others.'

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clevelandconcertband.bravehost.com

'This Windband is made up of people from all walks of life and age groups. Our youngest player was just 9yrs old when they started and our oldest is into their 80's. Every member of our band is willing to help others to improve in their ability to play good entertaining music. You don't need to have a music grade to play in this band. That's what makes this band stand out from others, no matter what the age or ability, the Cleveland Concert Band are a happy bunch of friendly musicians to be associated with and enjoy what we do ...'

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www.clitheroetownband.co.uk

'We are a Wind Concert Band with approximately 35 regular members of varying talents and all enjoy performing to the local community and beyond ... If you would like a challenge and enjoy all types of music then please do not hesitate to contact us or come along for a chat at one of our rehearsal nights.'

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www.collinghamband.co.uk

‘A friendly community wind band of woodwind and brass players. Our members are from all points on the age range spectrum from school students to retired adults. Collingham Band performs at local events in the Wetherby area throughout the year, raising money for charities ... If you can play a wind or brass instrument to the standard of Grade 1+ to Grade 3 and would like to join a band, Collingham Training Band will give you plenty of enjoyable experience. We play wind band arrangements of popular tunes from films and shows, together with folk tunes - all music that you know and love! There is no minimum age to join Collingham Training Band - and no maximum age either!’

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www.cmcband.co.uk

'A concert band is a wind band made up of flutes, piccolos, oboes, clarinets (including bass), saxophones (alto, tenor and baritone), bassoons, French horns, trumpets and cornets, trombones (tenor and bass), euphoniums, basses, drums and percussion. CMCB uses a wide range of percussion, including timpani and tubular bells ... The Band plays an exciting range of music from rock to jazz, classical to military and dance to show music. With a music library of about 300 pieces, there is something for every occasion. The band has also had four works of music specifically written for them ...'

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cwecb.co.uk

'Formed in 1982 and until April 2011 were known as Crewe West End Concert Band. We have a wide and varied repertoire from classical to big band, stage and screen and popular hits.'

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www.crumpsallconcertband.co.uk

‘The Band was formed in 1992 ... We concentrate on serving the local community with a calendar of concert performances, playing at nursing homes, garden fetes, churches and most of North Manchester’s parks.'

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dunbartonshireconcertband.co.uk

'A community wind orchestra ... The Band was formed in 1973 and performs throughout Central Scotland and beyond, with occasional overseas tours. We have a regular calendar of concerts which includes indoor and outdoor events, charity concerts and festivals, with a varied repertoire ranging from classical to contemporary to film and popular music.'

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www.dunstabletownband.co.uk

'Was created in 2005 from the Vauxhall Concert Band with the same players and Musical Directors ... The Band now gives various concerts, particularly in the summer ... We are a mixed wind band with woodwind, brass, saxophone and percussion.'

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www.eastbedsconcertband.org.uk

'Community wind band for all ages. We rehearse once a week during school term times, with three concerts a year in different locations. It seeks to provide players, particularly younger musicians, the chance to play together as a group and therefore to progress in their ability to play music alongside more experienced players (young and old) ... The band plays all types of music ... The challenge for the players is to learn new tunes from all genres for each concert, so you will always have a reason to practice.'

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www.eastlancsconcertband.org

'The Band’s archives include well documented history taking us back to 1842 when, funded by public subscription, the “Accrington Old Band” was formed. There were a total of 24 instruments, including such long forgotten items as Ophicleides and Serpents ... The military tradition lives on in a small way, with one or two members (and regular guest players) having been musicians in the armed forces. Several players - Euphonium, Clarinet, Saxophone, Flute and Cornet/Trumpet - perform as soloists, some whenever possible! All the members play in at least one other wind band and a few also play in local brass or silver bands. This adds to the wealth of practical experience and variety of musical styles to draw upon.‘

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www.exmouthtownconcertband.org.uk

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www.eynsfordconcertband.co.uk

'Attracting players from all over the South East of England, the band nonetheless retains a core of long-standing members. The band is firmly rooted in its community and every year raises substantial amounts for local charities ... Amongst tough completion, we were proud to have been the first UK band to enter the European Championship for Wind Orchestras [2016] ... We are very proud of our achievement, to have pushed ourselves well beyond our comfort zone and to be the first band to represent the UK in Europe.'

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www.farnboroughconcertband.org

'Formed in 1987 and consists of over 50 enthusiastic musicians who enjoying performing and entertaining. The band performs at a wide variety of engagements throughout the year including traditional bandstands, concerts, charity events, remembrance parades, mess dinners and visits abroad.'

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www.charterband.org.uk

Charter Band was founded in 1983 and was named for the celebration in that year of the 500th anniversary of the granting of the City of Gloucester's Royal Charter by Richard III ... We're always looking for new players. We value commitment and enthusiasm over musical qualifications and warmly welcome players of all standards and backgrounds.‘

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www.gravesendband.co.uk

'A concert band composed of around 30 friendly amateur players, with a wide range of ages. The band has existed for over 135 years, and we feel proud to have this history behind us ... During the course of a year we play concerts both locally, and on bandstands in and around Kent and Sussex. We vary our programme from one concert to the next and our repertoire includes selections and themes from shows and films, popular light music, and marches.'

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www.guardianconcertband.co.uk

'Originally all of the Guardian Concert Band players were people who worked at Guardian Royal Insurance in Lytham ... With the closure of Guardian Royal Insurance in Lytham the band were forced to relocate ... but have kept the name & its reputation ... The band comprises over 30 players ranging in age from teenagers to those who have had a lifetime’s experience playing all sorts of music from classical to big band to jazz. Our players travel from around the North West of England from as far afield as Garstang and Leyland.'

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www.harlowconcertband.co.uk

‘Formed as a band of young musicians in November 1969 ...The Concert Band has seen many changes over the years, which has enabled it to mature to its present standard. The current membership stands close to forty players. During the year the Band undertakes many engagements, the highlight of which is their Annual Grand Concert.'

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harmonie.org.uk

'Established in 1976 (as the Basildon Concert Band), and now comprises about 50 musicians ... We are always keen to attract new players – brass, woodwind and percussion – and all are assured of a warm welcome. Auditions are not required; new members are encouraged to just come along and sit in at rehearsals.'

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www.harrowconcertband.org.uk

‘The Band is open to players of all abilities and we aim to deliver a high standard of performance. There are no musical grade requirements or auditions, although some previous ensemble experience would be an advantage. We aim to help all players improve their performace skills and we play a wide variety of music.’

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heswallconcertband.co.uk

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www.huddersfieldwindband.org.uk

‘A symphonic wind orchestra with approximately 52 musicians ... The Wind band performs music from a wide range of genres including film, stage, and contemporary works for symphonic wind orchestra ... and are available for concert halls, churches, bandstands and private functions ... Please drop into one of our rehearsals, we would love to see you! Feel free to come along and have a listen and say hello. Or bring an instrument and give it a whirl!’

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www.hurworth-concert-band.co.uk

'Comprises brass, reed and percussion players from Darlington, Durham, North Yorkshire and Teesside. We aim to provide an opportunity for people from all walks of life to pursue their musical interests and develop their instrumental skills as well as providing a musical resource for the local community. New players of all standards are always welcome so if you play an instrument come and join us ...'

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www.iomwo.com

'A community group of woodwind, brass & percussion players on the Isle of Man (in the Irish Sea between the north of England and Ireland) ... Formed in 1997 ...  it has gone from strength to strength over the years, gaining members and a couple of Gold and Silver awards over the years! We're glad to be here :-)'

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www.jfconcertband.com

‘We are a community band working in the community for the community. Our mission is to promote music making for the enjoyment of all, and at the same time provide a platform for amateur and student players. The band consists of about 35 instrumentalists - woodwind, brass and percussion. All members bring their own talents to help achieve our objectives ... Our repertoire includes film and show, light classical, popular music and marches ... We are always pleased to receive enquiries to play at events within a reasonable distance of Leeds, but please note that we are a concert band, not a marching band or dance band.’

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kendalconcertband.com

Kendal Concert Band performs a variety of Wind Orchestra music, ranging from classical to modern popular repertoire and symphonic film scores ... We rehearse weekly to prepare for 8 concerts a year plus smaller ensemble group performances and Big Band outings. INSTRUMENTATION – Piccolo, Flutes, Clarinets, Oboes, Bassoons, Alto Saxophones, Tenor Saxophones, Baritone Saxophones, French Horns, Trumpets, Cornets, Trombones, Euphonium, Tubas, Drums, Timpani, Tuned Percussion and Bass Guitar.’

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www.kewwindorchestra.org.uk

'Formed in 1984, it is renowned for its popular and challenging repertoire of jazz, classical and symphonic music. In recent years, the band is proud to have won a succession of platinum awards at the National Concert Band Festival finals and performed with some of the UK's leading musicians. It has played in top concert venues around the country ... The orchestra has also been honoured to commission and perform world premieres of works by acclaimed composers ...'

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llcb.co.uk

'Established in the summer of 2008, we are a concert band - a wind orchestra - consisting of woodwind brass and percussion. The Band has members from Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire. We welcome brass players, woodwind players and percussionists ...'

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www.littlehampton-concertband.co.uk

'Community band based in Littlehampton and drawing on players from the town and the surrounding area. The band is well-known for making music fun and consequently is popular with loyal audiences at its own concerts and in demand to play at many events in and around West Sussex.'

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ludlowconcertband.weebly.com

‘We are a non competing local wind band. We play at community, civic and fund raising events in and around South Shropshire.’

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lymingtontownband.org.uk

Wind Band 'The band has a wide ranging repertoire of music including popular melodies and jazz as well as marches, hymns and classical works. Hear us in Lymington and the surrounding area, at various venues ...'

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www.facebook.com/lymmconcertband/

'LCB was formed in the 1980’s from what remained of a struggling Warrington Concert Band. It was decided to relocate rehearsals to Lymm in 1992 with the possibility of attracting players from the Altrincham, Bowdon, Hale and Timperley areas. Within twelve months new members were joining from these areas. Some of the older members of the WCB left to join bands or orchestras in Warrington ... The Band enjoys an excellent reputation and regularly excites and enthralls audiences around the North West.' Alert Website not accessible at Review.

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www.maghullwindorchestra.co.uk

'The aim of Maghull Wind Orchestra is to provide a high quality enjoyable musical experience for all woodwind, brass and percussion musicians within the community regardless of age, ability or standard with professional level directorship and without audition or fee.'

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www.malmesburyconcertband.org.uk

'Malmesbury Concert Band, once known as Malmesbury Town Band, has been an integral part of Malmesbury for more than 150 years ... We are a concert wind band with approximately 35 members ... We have several engagements during the year including at Bandstands in municipal parks and Concerts. Subject to vacancies, we are happy to welcome new members who play appropriate brass and woodwind, and occasionally percussion, instruments - particularly those who are confident sight-readers and of a reasonable playing standard.'

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morleyanddistrictconcertband.co.uk

Formed in 1998: 'We are open to all ages and abilities, although a reasonable standard of playing would be needed. The band has traditional concert band instrumentation – a woodwind section currently consisting of flutes, Bb clarinets, bass clarinet and saxophones – alto, tenor and baritone; and a brass section consisting of trumpets/cornets and baritone/euphonium.'

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www.nantwichband.co.uk

'Founded in 1983 ... We offer a varied repertoire of music, from the traditional wind band pieces through to more modern pieces and music from stage and screen ... The band performs at local fêtes, festivals and carnivals throughout the summer ... The Community Training Band is a dedicated training band, open to beginners of all ages, including those wishing to gain confidence in playing as a group ... The Community Band helps players to gain as much musical experience as possible and strives to include a special section for them to perform in the concert programmes. Progression to the main Concert Band is encouraged but not compulsory and players from the main band who find they are struggling can always opt for a "refresher" in the training band. A few of our Concert Band members come to the Community Band sessions for the opportunity to gain more experience on their second instruments.'

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www.nrwo.co.uk

‘A self-financing amateur group that rehearses and gives several concerts each year in the London Borough of Redbridge and its environs. The orchestra was established in 1996 and currently numbers around 60 players of all ages and from all walks of life, who come together each week to make music in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Our aim is to deliver concerts of a high musical standard but to have fun and enjoy our music-making along the way. The orchestra's repertoire is varied, with something to suit most musical tastes, including arrangements of well-known classical, popular pieces and music from stage and screen, as well as works composed especially for the wind band medium.‘

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newarkandsherwoodconcertband.weebly.com

'We have over 50 members of varying standards, several of whom are professionals/diploma graduates. Over 40 regularly attend rehearsals on Tuesday evenings. Your age is immaterial; we have members who are still at school, right through to those who have retired. We are a friendly group of musicians and whilst taking our music seriously, the emphasis is very much on FUN! ... We have regular concerts booked throughout the year; playing at inside and outside venues (weather permitting)!'

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www.newcastleconcertband.org.uk

'Formed in 1986 ... The aim of the group is to enjoy playing music together and to further the musical experience of all age groups and improve musical standards in the common bond of musical performance ... The band has around 40 regular players ... We perform in many different venues throughout the region.'

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www.northcheshire.org.uk

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northeastconcertba.wixsite.com/necb

'The Band is believed to have been formed by Lady Lambton from workers on the Lambton estate near Chester-le-Street well over 100 years ago. Earliest existing records referred to the registration of the Band as a Workmen's Club in 1893 under its old name The New Herrington Military Band. The word "military" refers to the combination of instruments, being woodwind and brass. This was and still is a unique combination to the North East, an area dominated by Brass Bands ...'

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www.northwoodband.co.uk

‘A friendly, enthusiastic and progressive wind ensemble which performs as a concert band and marching band. Its members are drawn from serving and former serving members of the Armed Forces and civilians from the unit and local area. The repertoire is common to most concert bands and includes popular classics, overtures, film music, selections from West End shows, military marches and contemporary works. It is constantly refreshed with new and challenging pieces.’

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www.nottinghamconcertband.org

'Part of the musical landscape of the East Midlands since 1991 ... Over the last few years, Nottingham Concert Band has pioneered the Playday concept, which has proved to be an effective and popular contrast to weekly rehearsals, formal evening concerts and outdoor events. Several months in the planning, each Playday provides the opportunity for band members and invited guests to gather for a full day of intensive rehearsing to work on challenging additions to the repertoire.'

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www.poyntonrblconcertband.org.uk

'Aims to provide exciting, energetic and flexible wind ensembles for musical events. We are continually seeking to build an expanding enthusiastic membership and audiences for a viable and sustainable future. We aim to embrace diversity in musical taste, thereby appealing to the wider needs of the whole community. The Band is not a marching band and welcomes musicians who are differently abled.'

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www.rutlandconcertband.org

'Aims to provide musicians of all ages and abilities the opportunity to play in a band. Woodwind, Brass and Percussion players are all welcome. No audition is required. We specifically wish to encourage lapsed musicians to start playing again. Conversely we wish to support the development of players with no or minimal experience of playing in an ensemble.'

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www.rwindband.co.uk

‘A symphonic wind ensemble created and directed by Ruth Ballantyne based in Saltash ... The ensemble is encouraged to improve and develop. RWindband encourages members to promote the strengths of individuals in their section and all players should be prepared to support fellow members. The ethos of the band is that of a team ensemble with band members encouraged to offer a high level of commitment.’

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www.southberksmusic.org.uk

'Founded in 1976, with the aim of forming a true community band, allowing musicians of all abilities and ages to meet together to improve their playing, both individually and as a band. The band has evolved over the years, but still remains true to this ideal ... Three times a year we have an evening concert ... A popular attraction for all of our concerts are the cakes available in the interval!' Venues for outdoor events include bandstands, fetes & galas, outdoor proms.'

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www.sccb.co

'Formed in 2015, we are a friendly concert band, formed from enthusiastic players with a love of a wide range of music and whom enjoy performing ... Membership is via an audition with the band on a rehearsal evening, so come and join us ...'

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www.sucb.org

'One of Northern Ireland’s leading concert bands. We are a friendly, ambitious and dynamic wind band based in Portadown, County Armagh and play a wide range of music, from film scores and broadway themes to classical overtures and traditional pieces. We welcome bookings for performances at public events, garden parties, charity concerts and local festivals.'

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www.southdowns-concertband.co.uk

'A group of around 40 musicians who play regular concerts in the Sussex area. The Band has a passion for music, and upholds and maintains the true spirit of the concert band. Each member of the ensemble strives for excellence, continually eager to improve and achieve higher musical standards. The Band performs a wide, varied and most versatile musical repertoire to suit all tastes, from popular classical standards to the more challenging works of the modern wind band repertoire. Most importantly, the music making is an enjoyable experience for musicians and audiences alike. Members come from all over the county. Some are involved in music professionally, as school teachers or as instrument tutors, others play for local community or town bands but enjoy the challenge of performing to a higher level.'

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www.southendwindorchestra.org

'Formed in April 2002 ... A minimum entry of grade 6 standard for rank and file players, with at least grade 8 for principals was established. Since then, many talented young players have been encouraged to join the band along with more experienced musicians, boosting membership to 50. The players come from a broad range of backgrounds, ranging from full-time students, to peripatetic music teachers, people working full-time in other professions and those close to or even in retirement.'

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spectrummusic.band/home

‘We are a 30+ piece concert wind band specialising in swing, popular, stage & screen music. Based in Kingskerswell South Devon we are available for gigs, parties, functions, weddings, bandstands, theme events & festivals all throughout the Southwest and beyond ... Anyone is always welcome to come along and join us for a rehearsal.’

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www.sthelensconcertband.co.uk

‘1973 was the band’s first full season of public performances. During 1973 the band played in local parks, working men’s clubs and at the St Helens show. Joining the band required considerable commitment by the parents as the children had to be taken to two rehearsals a week (Wednesdays and Sundays) as well as performances and the average cost of a musical instrument was £100 (and at that time a brand new Ford Escort 1100 car only cost £900) ...'

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www.stivesconcertband.com

‘The Band was formed in 2006 by the committee of the St Ives Town Band which has been playing in the town for over 130 years and meets in the Bandroom off the Stennack that was built by the members in the 1920s. The Band welcomes any members that want to enjoy playing as part of a group on any of a variety of instruments including Brass, Flutes, Clarinets, Saxophones, Electric Guitars and Percussion. We play a variety of music heavily influenced by Swing music. Our motto is to make music enjoyable, to both the players and the audience.’

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www.stneotsconcertband.com

‘With a mixture of professional and amateur musicians coming together to perform a broad repertoire, St Neots Concert Band has a lot to offer for those in the local area who enjoy live music, whether listening or playing. Founded in 2005 ... the band has since grown both in standard and size ... playing music from various genres and performing one or more concerts each term. Our members play instruments across the woodwind, brass and percussion families.’

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www.swanband.org.uk

‘We are a concert band ... playing at local events as well as our regular bandstand performances ... Our instrumental range includes: cornet, oboe, flute, clarinet, horn, saxophone, trombone, bass (brass & string) & percussion. Our repertoire ranges over show medleys, popular songs and marches.’

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tamworthwindband.co.uk

'Formed in September 2012 by a group of enthusiastic musicians who found there was nowhere for them to play in Tamworth ... We are an enthusiastic group of musicians with a range of abilities and ages. We aim to play to the best possible standard whilst also having some fun. As a community band we welcome new members and any opportunities to perform in the Tamworth area.'

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www.thameconcertband.org.uk

'Formed in 1993 and is made up of around twenty local musicians ... Produce several concerts and Fete performances every year ... Our wide repertoire of over 400 pieces varies from show selections, film themes, popular classics and solo features. The band is a lively and friendly group of locals of all ages, backgrounds and musical abilities, and welcomes anyone wishing to join ...'

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www.theheroesband.org.uk

'A concert band to support the Help for Heroes charity ... The objective of the concert band is two fold. Firstly, to raise donations for the charity through musical performances and secondly, to bring entertainment and enjoyment to listeners and band supporters.'

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www.tutburyband.co.uk

'Wind Band based in the beautiful East Staffordshire village of Tutbury near Burton on Trent. Formed in 1980, The Tutbury Band is one of the largest community bands in the UK having a combined membership of around 150 musicians across Tutbury Band and Tutbury Junior Band. The Tutbury Band performs at a variety of events including: summer shows, festivals, fetes, as well as more formal concerts ...'

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www.tworiversbands.org.uk/concert-band/

'There are approximately fifty members in total with our youngest player currently being only fourteen years of age, our eldest being over 70. We are a community band and welcome players of all abilities ... Music grades are not required and we do not audition members. The only qualification you need is lots of enthusiasm for making great music.'

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www.wakefieldorchestralwind.org.uk

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www.wwconcertband.org.uk

‘A community ensemble consisting of brass, woodwind and percussion instruments ... The band always welcomes players of all ages and all abilities on any instrument that features within a concert band. We do not require new players to complete an audition, and there are no minimum grade requirements. Just turn-up and see if you like the band ... The band has a core of quality players that enables us to deliver a very good performance. On practice nights we offer the opportunity of “ensemble” playing to musicians of all ages and abilities.’

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www.warsashband.co.uk

‘Exists to give local people the chance to play and listen to quality music-making in a relaxed environment. We are an entirely self-funded military-style concert band with a varied repertoire, including marches, musicals and much more! The band is split into a main band and a training section. The training section allows beginners to get experience of playing in a band and also gives main band members a chance to try out a new instrument. The main band performs regularly for fetes, concerts and other community events around the local area and is available for bookings.’

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www.wernethconcertband.org.uk

'A community wind band based in Romiley, near Stockport, England. We play regularly at a range of venues across Greater Manchester and northwest England, plus undertaking frequent foreign tours. Our repertoire ranges from arrangements of classical music, wind and military band music, selections from films and musicals, to the light and popular. We have also commissioned pieces specially for the band. We rehearse weekly and accept players of reasonable ability.'

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www.westmidlandsconcertband.co.uk

‘We are a group of about 50 musicians who rehearse weekly ... in Wolverhampton. We perform around 15 concerts every year at local fetes, concert halls, churches and band stands.’

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whittonstallcommunityband.weebly.com

'We are an all age concert band who have been playing together since February 2014 and would love it if you could join us. We welcome players of all ages and standards, to encourage inter-generational opportunities within our community. If you are bored playing by yourself and want to share your experience with others be sure to come along. The music we play (with a little practice) suits people of grade 1 to 3 standard and is interesting enough to keep more experienced players happy. Our bandmaster wants to encourage anyone to join us; even if lacking in confidence we always say "as long as you play the first and last note, we're happy!"'

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www.winslowconcertband.co.uk

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wswb.co.uk

Award-winning Band: 'Our membership is drawn from across Merseyside and the wider North West and North Wales region. The band has a long history – since being formed in 1987 we have grown from 5 to over 50 regular members. The band plays several concert dates each year in and around the Wirral, including outdoor events during the summer months'.

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www.worlewindband.co.uk

Formed 2010: ‘Professional and amateur musicians sitting side by side and giving their time freely for the love of making music ... The Band primarily performs well known music ranging from, standard swing tunes, stage and screen and popular hits from the 20th century. Our aim is very much to entertain our audiences whilst providing harmonious and sometimes challenging music for our players ... We are happy to perform formal concerts, fetes, garden parties, proms, festivals etc. throughout the area — please contact us with your specific requirements’.

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www.facebook.com/yeovilconcertband/

‘A wind band consisting of brass, woodwind and percussion. Formed in 1999 with just 8 members, the Band has gone from strength to strength and now has 34 members. The band play a wide repertoire of music including marches, selections from the musicals, light classical, solo features, broadway selections, film music and many more. The band perform several concerts a year mainly for charities in and around the Yeovil area.’

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