The Bristol Wind Band

Our PROJECT is really taking off! see our BLOG and our VACANCIES

DEPUTY CONDUCTOR needed see our VACANCIES.

The Band at the Seaside

The Band at the Seaside

BLOG

The Westerly Showband PROJECT 18 is fast gathering pace. In fact one major concert is already confirmed... READ THE WHOLE BLOG

WESTERLY SHOWBAND is a LIVELY, FAST-GROWING, PERFORMANCE WIND BAND

  • It provides music and entertainment for the whole community.
  • It offers members a rehearsal programme which is both satisfying and challenging.
  • It delights audiences with a wealth of well-loved tunes and priceless memories!

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VACANCIES

TIME TO UPGRADE!

If you are playing in a mixed ability band, maybe it's time to move up!

Come along for a visit and a try-out.

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Because of the success of out PROJECT 18 we now need extra musicians. If you want to be involved with the community through your music GET IN TOUCH!

All standards should apply as there are vacancies in both bands. Most instruments considered.

RETURNERS are particularly welcome and have their own special page!

COME AND HEAR US PLAY!

If you want to book or join the band, you will want to hear us first!

  • Winterbourne Carnival. Sun. 6th May.
  • "Party in the City" Bath. 18th May
  • Project 18 Concert, Thornbury C.C.(postponed)
  • Watchet Fair: Sun June 3rd (some coach seats)

For details and further engagements see the WESTERLY SHOWBAND ENGAGEMENTS page

WHY NOT BOOK WESTERLY SHOWBAND FOR YOUR EVENT?

Our expenses charges are sure to be within your reach

Booking is easy but should be done early in the year

Go to our BOOK WESTERLY SHOWBAND page for more information


CODA

This is brief description of the band and its activities. Westerly Showband is in fact a wind band, sometimes called a concert wind band; we chose the word "Showband" since it better describes the kind of entertaining music we play. It is also an amateur "community band" which means it involves itself in various community music events. Like most similar bands it is self-governing and non-profit making.

It has been in existence in various forms since 1987 when it was founded by its present Musical Director, Chris Harris. Having been a training band and a mixed ability band it was re-formed in 2014 into an experienced level wind ensemble. The smaller size about 15 at present) recognised the need for a band which could play in smaller venues; the ability level identified the requirement for a band which could play at a musically skilled level.

The band takes seriously its role as a community organisation and regularly plays at a number of community projects, local government functions, ex-servicemen's association occasions, charity and fund-raising events etc.

The Band is based in an area which covers Bristol and South Gloucestershire,. This is where most of our members live and where most of our performances take place. Occasionally we play in the B.A.N.E.S. area.

The Band Musical Director is well qualified and experienced. His ambition is to establish a permanent, first-class band In Bristol, and the surrounding area.

These few sentences have perhaps whetted you appetite to know more about Westerly Showband; to do this why not visit? Read more about Westerly Showband