What’s On

We’ve got a varied calendar of events this year to whet your musical appetites.  Our calendar will change throughout the year so keep looking in to see where we are performing.

May

  • Saturday 4th May, International Workers Day, Wells Bandstand, TBC.
  • Sunday 12th May, Wells Band Stand, 3.00 – 5.00pm
  • Sunday 19th May, 10.30 am start, Westbury Sub Mendip Friendly Society march and church service.

June

  • Sunday 2nd June, 10.00am – 4.00 pm, Brass Masterclass at Cedar Hall, Wells Cathedral School, culminating in a concert 4.00 – 5.00pm.  Tickets £10 from Wells Cathedral School.
  • Saturday 15th June, 11.30 – 12.00 & 12.30 – 1.15pm, Horrington School Fete.
  • Friday 21st June, 7.30pm, St Cuthbert Church, joint concert with church choir.

July

  • Sunday 7th July, 2.30 – 3.15 pm & 3.45 – 4.30 pm, Dinder Fete, the Old Rectory, Dinder.
  • Sunday 14th July, 10.00 am – 5.00 pm, Massed Bands, Wells Bandstand.  A day of music performed by bands from across the region.
  • Sunday 28th July, 3.00 – 5.00pm, Blake Gardens bandstand, Bridgwater

September

  • Sunday 22nd September 3.00 -5.00 pm, Wells Bandstand, Wells.
  • Sunday 29th September, 2.00 – 4.00pm, Harvest Festival, Bishop’s Palace.

November

  • Saturday 2nd November 12.00 – 2.00 pm, Bridgwater Carnival concert, St. Mary’s Church, Bridgwater.
  • Friday 15th November, Wells Carnival.

If you would like to book the band for your event please CLICK HERE

 

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.

certificate

letter

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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