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Saints Support the Mayor in 10th Annual Concert

Presentation to the Mayor

Saints present the Mayor with the Wokingham March for the 10th anniversary.

St. Sebastian Wokingham Band’s annual concert in aid of the Mayor of Wokingham’s charity took place this year at the newly-opened Whitty Theatre at Luckley School. The evening, which was the 10th anniversary of the annual concert, was a little different than usual, as this year it was organised by the Town Mayor, Cllr Gwynneth Hewetson, and we shared the concert with some of her chosen local acts.

Saints opened our set with the premiere of a brand new composition commissioned in honour of the town – The Wokingham March. This was composed by our cornet player and bandmaster, Steve Block, and is based on The Wokingham Song by Roy Lillington. The piece went down extremely well with the audience and afterwards The Mayor was presented with a special memento in honour of the premiere of the piece and the 10th anniversary of the concert, which is now displayed in the Town Hall!

After this presentation, the Bandsman of the Year was announced, which is voted for by band members and given to the member that has contributed the most to the running of the band in the past year. The very-deserving winner this year was our band librarian, and part-time quartermaster, Siân Moorhouse. Siân also received a long-term service award for her 5 years with the band, and a special award was given to Bill Martyn for his amazing 45 years’ service with the band.

Following the awards, our MD, Nigel Howard gave the audience a brief introduction to the film Brassed Off, which had been requested by the Mayor as a theme for the concert, before the band played several pieces from the film. The first piece we played was a Flugel Horn solo, featuring Damon Emes; Rodrigo’s Adagio from Concierto de Aranjuez (famously referred to as Concierto d’Orange Juice in the film). This was followed by Clog Dance and Danny Boy, before finishing with a breathtaking rendition of the William Tell Overture.

The concert was a huge success, and some fantastic feedback has been received. Of course the night was not just ours, and the success is shared with our fellow performers the Wokingham Choral Society, Jaxannah, When We Speak and The Hula Monkeys.

Saints are now looking forward to our next public engagements – our annual marches in Wargrave and Wokingham for Remembrance Sunday on 13 November. We are also busy in December with carolling, and our Christmas Concert this year is on Thursday 15 December at the Wokingham Theatre, in aid of the Wokingham Cancer Care Trust.

Saints to appear at the Mayor’s Concert on Saturday 15 October!

Joining 5 other Acts

Saints join 5 other Acts

Saint Sebastian Wokingham band will be joining 4 other acts at the Mayor’s Concert this October.

The Mayor, Councillor Mrs Gwynneth Hewetson, became Chairman of The Cultural Partnership in 2004 and was the Town Councillor for Arts & Culture, making her very invested in the local arts programmes. This will be reflected in the Mayor’s concert as Saints will be joined by other musical acts close to the Mayor’s heart.

With such diverse musical treats, the evening concert on 15 October is worth attending and tickets are only £12, with under 12s Free. You can book tickets by phone or on the website:
Booking: 0333 666 3366
https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/wokingham-town-council

Christmas Concert

Bringing sparkle to the festive season, Saint Sebastian Wokingham Band will be taking part in Wokingham District Cancer Care Trust’s 11th Christmas Concert on Thursday 17th December at Wokingham Theatre.

Tickets are £12.50, so put those bells on, bring the family and come along for a festive performance to support this great cause.

Xmas Concert poster 2015

Town Mayor’s Concert

Wokingham Town Mayor, Councillor Philip Mirfin, invites you to a concert performed by Saint Sebastian Wokingham Band!

Saturday 26 September 2015, 7:30pm (doors 7pm)
Wokingham Theatre, Twyford Road, Wokingham RG40 5TU

Tickets cost £10 each and are available at Wokingham Theatre
www.wokingham-theatre.org.uk 0118 978 5363

Proceeds support the Mayor’s Charity – Macmillan Cancer Support

Wokingham All Saints Concert

As part of the Wokingham Summer Music Festival we invite you to join the band for our lunchtime concert at All Saints Church! Our programme features famous marches, choral composition, hits from stage & screen and much more!

Saturday 20 June 2015, 12-1pm
All Saints Church, Wiltshire Road, Wokingham, Berkshire RG40 1UE

Tickets cost £6 and are available at http://www.wegottickets.com/event/315068

For more information about the Wokingham Summer Music Festival go to http://www.wokinghamconcerts.co.uk/summer-festival.html

Easy Listening Brass Band Charity Concert – 18th April 2015 – CANCELLED

Unfortunately, the Easy Listening Brass Band Charity Concert that was to be given on behalf of the Unicorn Club on 18th April 2015 has been cancelled.

 

Autumn Gala Concert

Come and join the band for our autumn concert at St Sebs, fast becoming a tradition. We will be performing a selection of favourite tunes to delight and entertain. There will also be a chance for you to sing along with the band as we perform some popular hymns.

Saturday 11th October 2014, 7.00pm
St Sebastian’s church, Nine Mile Ride, Wokingham

Contact Paul MacNeill for tickets. £10 / £8 concessions / under 12s free. See attached poster for contact details.

2014 autumn concert poster

Mayor’s Concert

Saints are proud to announce a concert in association with Cllr Martin Bishop, Wokingham Town Mayor. The band aims to delight and entertain, with music from the world of film, military marches and popular favourites. They shall also feature the programme from their upcoming performance at the Crawley Entertainment Contest, where they are the defending champions in the ‘B’ section.

All profits will go to Wokingham Scouts and Guides, Wokingham Town Mayor’s Charity for 2013/14.

Date: Sunday 11th May 2014

Venue: The Berkshire Room, Sindlesham Court, RG41 5EA
Concert starts at 4:30pm (Doors open at 3:30pm)
Refreshments available

Contact and Tickets:
Tickets are available via Wokingham Information Centre
Or by sending in this form via post or email: Request for tickets

Enquiries
Nikki Payler Civic Officer
0118 974 0882 / npayler@wokingham-tc.gov.uk

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Concert Poster (pdf)

St Sebs School Christmas Fair

A small group from the band will be performing two half-hour slots at this popular event.