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The band was formed in 1998 when woodwind were invited into the Blackwell Brass Band to encourage further growth. Since these humble beginnings it has gone on to reach its current strength of around 55 players.
There are a wide range of players in the band of varying experience and calibre. The repertoire includes marches, jazz, calypso, blues, pop, rock, film scores and more.
The band has participated in an increasing number of events in recent years as demand has grown for their services. Each year the band performs at local parks, garden centres, and boating as well as beer festivals. They also take part in 'Wizzafest', a music festival whose proceeds go to Macmillan Cancer Support, the band's chosen charity for the past few years. The band have raised to date over £5,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support, as well as helping other charities such as Royal British Legion on a regular basis.
Blackwell Concert Band have a training band for children and adult beginners, roughly grades 0-3. This is led by Craig Sproston, our 1st trombone, professional teacher and conductor. The band have been together for a couple of years and play with the senior band at various bandstand and other events.
Rehearsals take place weekly from 6.30-7.15pm, and once a month with the senior band 7-7.50pm. We are looking for more members so please do contact us if this sounds of interest.
Set in a beautiful park with plenty to do.
Park facilities and features include...
- Mature trees
- Open grass areas
- Shrub planting
- Ornamental herbaceous borders
- Children's play area
- Water play fountains
- Skate park
- Lily pool
- Picnic benches and plentiful seating
- Artwork (including Penny Whistle wood carving)
- Boat trips on the river
- Lighted avenue of lime trees along the river
plus historic features
Simon de Montfort memorial
Bell tower and Clarion
Parking is available at the adjacent multi storey car park, access from Monks Walk or on the Crown Meadows on the other side of the Rowing Club access from Abbey Road.
Whilst every effort goes into ensuring this gig listing is accurate and up to date, always check with the venue before you travel.
Abbey Park, Monks Walk,
Limited Park Benches