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Live at the Bandstand

Type:Free Event

Alexandra Gardens, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 5JA

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Windsor Bandstand, image courtesy Gill Heppell

About

Windsor, Eton & Ascot Town Centre partnership will be providing a series of musical performances each weekend between 20 July and 1 September 2019 at the bandstand in Alexandra Gardens.

Family, friends and music lovers are all invited to bring a picnic and enjoy some great music in Windsor’s Alexandra Gardens.

This event is free.  Here are the bands who have confirmed so far; check back for the latest information!

It’s A Swing Thing

20 July 2019, 12pm

Burnham based It’s A Swing Thing are singers with years of experience who bring an exciting and contemporary feel to the classic songs of jazz and swing making it as fresh today as it was when it was first performed by the great artists of the past.

Over the last 2 years It’s A Swing Thing have established themselves as an exciting and original swing act, performing their unique blend of vintage Rat Pack alongside their own unique swing versions or contemporary songs by artists such as Meghan Trainor and The White Stripes. Their traditional swing set offers floor-filling entertainment that is sure to entertain and engage.

Pop Goes The Choir

21 July 2019, 1pm

Pop Goes The Choir is a 120-strong pop choir based in Burnham, South Bucks. The choir was founded in February 2010 and has performed both in the UK and abroad.

PGTC is a not for profit organisation founded by Matthew Ash, and the Musical Director is David Kemp.

The choir performed at the 2012 London Paralympics and does regular workshop evenings with Mencap and the Thames Valley Adventure Playground.

Since 2012 the choir has supported three schools in Ghana, with projects that include clean water, school books, a vegetable garden and a pig farm.

The choir delivers a set of pop songs from the last fifty years in choral arrangements, with an energy that is second to none.

Pop Goes The Choir has won the Biggs Trophy for mixed choirs at the Maidenhead Festival on all three occasions that the choir has entered.

New Maidenhead Choir

27 July 2019, 2:30pm

New Maidenhead Choir is directed by Vic Henshall and started in November 2015. Since then it's grown to a choir of around 40 members. The vision for NMC is to provide an excellent choral experience for “anyone who loves to sing” with every level of ability and confidence welcome. They sing styles ranging from jazz, gospel songs, folk, South African part-songs to contemporary arrangements by the Pentatonix and Mumford and Sons as well as more classical settings by Lauridsen and Christmas music such as Carol of the Bells and Gaudete.

They have performed to rave reviews at the UK Choir Festival, in The Old Court Windsor, Windsor Castle and as part of the Christmas lights switch-on in Maidenhead as well as a couple of their own concerts. As part of the Windsor Bandstand Festival this year, they will be performing a jazz and gospel inspired set accompanied by a jazz band including music from La La Land.

Trinity Concert Band

28 July 2019, 2pm-4pm

Based in Lower Earley, Reading, Trinity Concert Band is one of the top bands in the country, frequently achieving Platinum or Gold awards in the National Concert Band Festivals.  Under the direction of Paul Speed, a professional trumpet player and teacher, it plays to full houses in its concert venues. 

Audiences are attracted by the virtuosity of the players and the variety of music offered.  As well as music from stage and screen, the repertoire includes classical transcriptions, swing favourites and original concert band works by American, English and European composers.

Trinity Concert Band has played in London, Eastbourne and Manchester and has made two successful trips abroad, to Prague and Malta.

Windsor Community Orchestra

3 August 2019, 1pm-3pm

Windsor Community Orchestra began in January 2004 for children, teenagers and adults, with only nine members.  It now has between 35 and 45 members, still enthusiastic, friendly and enjoying playing music together irrespective of age and ability. 

Inspired by the daughter of local friends, Elaine created this somewhat unique orchestra for beginners to grade 5 players, although several members have progressed to the higher grades.  She arranges the music to suit the members and aims to provide a varied selection of music from classical, stage musicals, jazz, folk, rock and pop music.

The orchestra performs a concert each term at which donations are given by the audience and members towards a chosen charity.

Sing Healthy

4 August 2019, 12pm-3pm

Tuneless Choir Maidenhead

Saturday 10 August 2019, 12pm

The Maidenhead Tuneless Choir started in June 2016 and are known as the choir for people who CAN'T sing.  What they may lack in tune is made up for in enthusiasm and infectious energy.  Tuneless Choirs are for people who LOVE singing whatever the perceived quality of the noise they make.  They sing purely for the pleasure of it with no pressure to improve with the aim being for everyone to leave a session with a big smile and feeling uplifted!  They tackle all genres and eras of ‘popular’ music from Queen to One Direction!  So if you’ve ever been told you can’t sing but love it anyway or been too embarrassed to sing within ear shot of others - you can now reap the benefits of group singing by joining a Tuneless Choir!

Woodley Concert Band

Sunday 18 August 2019, 2pm-4pm

Woodley Concert Band is a friendly, high quality, community wind band with around 40 players.  The band rehearses every Wednesday evening and performs regularly at fetes, on bandstands and in theatres across Berkshire and beyond, bringing a wide range of entertaining music to different audiences.  Our repertoire covers everything from film themes to classical music, and military marches to jazz.  The band is always keen to welcome new players and we actively seek opportunities to perform in new places and to new audiences.

The Cobham Brass Band

31 August 2019, 12pm-2pm

The Cobham Band is delighted to present an upbeat programme of varied music from pop and classical favourites to music from films and shows.  Demonstrating the versatility of the traditional English brass band, an afternoon with the Cobham Band is the perfect way to while away a few hours with a picnic by the bandstand.
 

Map & Directions

Opening Times

Open (20 July 2019 - 1 Sept 2019)
Saturday - SundayOpen

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