The Band performs 6 concerts a year and as always, all of the band's concerts are raising money for local & national charities. This year's charities will include West Cliff Theatre, St Helena Hospice, Little Havens Childrens Hospice and our local Church Charities
Click below to see the Charity work the band does
In addition to the musical side, we also run regular social events so that we can get to know each other a bit better in a more relaxed and informal setting. Social events are organised by Alison from the Committee...and have included Pub Meals, Bowling, Beach Parties, Summer Barbecues, our 30th Birthday meal & party, and many other events. We are always open to new ideas, so if you have any suggestions for future events, please let us know.
The Band Committee focuses on day to day management of the band, including concerts, rehearsals, finance and music.
It comprises the conductor, band members and parents of band members.
Current Committee members are:
Chair & Musical Director : Graham Wilson
Concerts Bookings : Graham Wilson
Finances : Paul Hampshire
Publicity : Graham Wilson & Amy Eavery
Membership : Lara Smith
Recruitment & Schools : Karen Wilson
: Louise Davey
Committee members are elected annually at the Band AGM, held each April. Any interested party is welcome to stand for election onto the Committee.
As well as performing concerts,We actively encourage young musicians by holding open evenings, primary school workshops, and band play days
Bring a Friend
Open Rehearsal / Bring-a-Friend night (BAF) is a special WBCB open rehearsal designed for new players to come along for the first time. These nights are usually held a couple of weeks into the new term and provide the perfect night to find out about the band. You are under no obligation to stay, you do not need to pay anything for that evening and it does not matter if you play a few wrong notes! Everyone will be playing the music for the first time, there'll be buddies to look after you in your section, and 'meeters and greeters' will welcome you and answer any queries.
We are especially looking for new Training Band members on any woodwind or brass instruments, and Trombone players for Concert Band...but any band instrument is welcome. If you know someone or would like to have a go your self, 6:00pm at Heathlands School, West Bergholt is the place for you..