The Cholsey & Wallingford Concert Band is a sociable band based in Cholsey, near Wallingford. Our wide-ranging repertoire includes classics from Mozart to Holst, traditional and modern marches, film and show tune favourites – even the odd pop medley sneaks in. We vary our music on a regular basis and have even been known to rehearse and perform requests from band members.
We are currently not rehearsing and are closely following government COVID-19 guidelines on when we can resume. During “normal” service we rehearse on Monday evenings at 7:45pm in the Great Hall, Cholsey Meadows, nestled between Goring on Thames and Wallingford and within easy reach from South Oxfordshire and Berkshire. Whatever we are practicing we always find time to stop for a cup of tea and a catch up.
We are not just about rehearsing, for the more performance oriented, generally speaking we perform 3-4 concerts every year ranging from Sunday afternoon band stand concerts in Reading or Henley to more local concerts in partnership with charities raising money for good causes. In December 2019 we joined forces with Cholsey Community Choir to raise funds for the Cholsey Day Centre.
We always welcome enquiries from potential new members, at present we are, in particular, looking for Tuba, Saxophone, Horn, Trombone players and a drummer. Don’t be worried if you haven’t played in a while and are feeling a little rusty, you can always come along and try us out and see if those cobwebs disappear.
We are a friendly group of people so if you’re interested in joining us then please get in touch. We’d love to hear from you!
Book the Band…
We are available for many types of gigs including business, charity and community events. If you think the Cholsey & Wallingford Concert Band may be suitable for an event you are organising, please get in touch.