Ever wanted to learn how to play a musical instrument?

Ever wanted to learn how to play a musical instrument?

Ever wanted to join a brass band?

Wells City Band is very fortunate to have it’s own Training Section. We offer both individual and group tuition from age 8 to 100!

Once the basic few basic notes are learnt we encourage our learners to join in with the Training Section. Here they begin to understand the basic principles of playing as a group, watching a conductor and all essential skills needed for their progression in to the Main Band.

2018 has been very successful for the Training Section with three learners moving to the Main Band and three moving from beginners to intermediates. Our other learners are progressing well with their progress sheets.

The Training Section has also been involved in concerts throughout 2018; at the Christmas concert, a 70th Birthday Surprise, the massed bands day at the Wells Bandstand and our summer Training Section showcase ‘chip’ concert.

If you are interested in learning to play a brass instrument in our Training Section or are someone who hasn’t played for a while and wants to get back into it or if you are an experienced player wishing to join our Main Band please contact Jane Hill  on 01749  675668 or complete our contact form.

 

 

Certificate of Grateful Recognition

In November Wells City Band were invited to play at the commemoration of 100 Years since the guns fell silent at the end of the First World War.  This occasion was part of the National Commemoration of “Battle’s Over”, a unique series of events involving organisations and communities the length and breadth of the country.

The band performed a free concert in Wookey Holes Caves Old Paper Mill, where £394 was collected from a raffle and collection of behalf of: Royal Naval Association, ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund and The Merchant Navy Association.

It was our privilege to perform this concert and be involved in the commemoration, so we were very humbled to receive this letter of thanks and Certificate of Grateful Recognition from the Chairman of St Cuthbert Out Parish Council.

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Christmas Gallery

It’s been a fabulous Christmas Season for Wells City Band.  We have thoroughly enjoyed playing for everyone in the Wells area and bringing a touch of Christmas spirit.  We hope all our friends, families and supporters have had a very happy Christmas and we look forward to seeing you all again in 2019.

We will be back rehearsing soon for 2019.  In the meantime take a look at our Christmas photo gallery.

If you wish to book the band for your event please contact Jane Hill on 01749 675668, or use our contact page

 

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Celebrate Christmas with Wells City Band

Wells City Band is looking forward to entertaining you this Christmas.  Pop along and hear us playing all of your favourite Christmas songs and carols.

Saturday 1st December, 10.00 am – 10.45 am & 11.00 am – 12.00. At Rookery Farm’s Christmas Market, Binegar.  There is so much going on at this Christmas market and we’re really excited to join in the festivities.  There will be stalls, food,  Santa’s Grotto and much more.  Details on:  https://en-gb.facebook.com/AtRookeryFarm/

Saturday 8th December, 10.00 am – 1.00 pm, Carols at Morrison’s in Wells

Sunday 9th December;
– 12.00 noon – 12.45 pm, Reindeer Parade, Wells
– 1.00 – 1.30 pm Carols outside Wells Town Hall
– 2.30 -3.30 pm St Cuthbert’s Church.  The band will be supporting St Cuthbert’s very popular three day Nativity, Angels and Star Festival (Fri 7th – Sun 9th December), by performing a carol concert on the afternoon of the 9th. http://www.stcuthbertswells.co.uk/nativity-sets-and-angels/

Tuesday 11th December, 6.30 – 7.30 pm, carols on Easton Green

Wednesday 12th December – 7.30 pm, carol concert at St Cuthbert’s Church in aid of St John’s Ambulance

Saturday 15th December, 7.30pm, Wells City Band Christmas Treats Concert, tickets £7.50 available from Jane Hill 01749 675668 or on the door.  As well as music from the main band, our training and intermediate sections will be joining in the fun.  There will also be refreshments and a raffle.

Friday 21st December, 7.00 – 9.00 pm, carols at Morrison’s in Wells

Saturday 22nd December, 1.30 – 3.30 pm, carols at Bishops Palace Chapel.  The Bishop’s Palace is celebrating Christmas with festive decoration making workshops and Father Christmas.  Wells City Band are delighted to be invited to play Christmas carols in the Chapel. https://bishopspalace.org.uk/whats-on/christmas-at-the-palace/

 

We Remember

Saturday 27th October 7.30pm, Wells Town Hall

The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal Launch Concert 

The Wells Branch of The Royal British Legion will launch their 97th Annual Poppy Appeal with a concert at Wells Town Hall on Saturday 27th October at 7.30pm

Wells City Band is delighted to be invited to help launch this year’s appeal by providing some musical entertainment comprising of popular tunes old and new.

There will be a presentation of the standards, a raffle and refreshments.

Tickets are £5 and can be purchased in person from Wells Film Centre from 1.00pm – 9.00pm daily (cash only) or on the door on the evening.

Further details about this event can be found on the Wells RBL Facebook site: https://www.facebook.com/pg/WellsBranchRBL/posts/

Or, on the Wells Town Hall website:  http://www.wells.gov.uk/

 

Sunday 11th November 5.30pm

Wookey Hole

WW1 Beacons of Light

A Nation’s Tribute

A nationwide Day of Commemorative Events marking the Centenary of the end of the First World War and paying tribute to the millions killed or wounded in battle, and those on the home front who struggled amidst pain and loss to help ensure freedom survived.

The event will open at 5.30pm.  At 6.55pm the Last Post will be played on the hill in line of sight of Glastonbury Tor, with the Beacon being lit at 7.00pm.

Wells City Band are honoured to have been asked to participate in a concert that starts at 7.20pm

For full details of this event and all the timings  please look at the Wookey Hole Village website: https://www.wookeyhole.info/village-life2/2-uncategorised/320-ww1-beacons-of-light.html