SCWB have achieved another Platinum Award! We were in Cheltenham on 25th November 2018, competing in one of the Regional events of the National Concert Band Festival
2018. The two adjudicators for the day, Simon Hogg and Dr Nick Grace OBE, were wowed by our 20 minute programme which consisted of Chorale and Alleluia (Howard Hanson), An
Original Suite: No.2 Intermezzo & No.3 Finale (Gordon Jacob) and Bells Across the Atlantic (Adam Gorb).
It is a remarkable achievement and fitting recognition of the band's concentrated and dedicated work to rehearse these pieces, under the careful guidance of MD, Calum Gray.
SCWB is adopting a composer!
We have been selected to be one of only two wind orchestras in the country to be paired with an up and coming composer to create a new piece of music. The band has been chosen by Making Music UK, which is the UK's number one organisation for leisure-time music.
The band will be working with composer Robert Laidlow - you can read more about the project in our regular blogs.
After the success of last year's event, we are delighted to announce Banding Together 2019 on Sunday 3rd February. This is your chance to come along and play with SCWB and Meridian Winds, under the baton of composer Rob Wiffin.
Find out more details about this exciting event here.
We hope you will join us!