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Burnham Concert Band is a community wind band, founded in 1975. Members of the band share a love of playing and a determination to achieve the highest standard we can.

 

We play a variety of music including marches, swingtime, classical and of course tunes from films and the shows. Interested in hearing us, booking us or joining us? Please explore this site to find out more.

 

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Michael

Michael J Pegram

Music Director

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Welcome

Welcome

Videos

'Holiday for Winds' on Windsor Bandstand

Video recording - Donald Miller

Still photography - Gill Poulton

Video editing - thanks to 'a good friend'

 

Aircraft effects - BA Airbus 380!

Extract from 'Jersey Boys'

Video - Gill Poulton

Spring Concert 2022, Burnham Park Hall

Extract from 'Ferry Cross the Mersey'

(arranged MJ Pegram)

Video - Gill Poulton

Spring Concert 2022, Burnham Park Hall

Hear us

Hear us
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A tale of two bandstands

Above, Henley Bandstand on Sunday May 15th.  Sadly the weather was less than kind to us and, eventually, rain stopped play.  You can watch a video montage or see more pictures here.

Below, Windsor feeling the heat on Sunday July 17th. Again there are more pictures here.

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We played two Jubilee events on 2nd June, here are some pictures of the first of them - at Beaconsfield.  See more pictures

A right Royal day!

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Coming next

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Coming next

After a busy 2023 we have clicked over into a New Year no doubt with new challenges and musical fun to be had.

We hope to be playing many of the outdoor summer gigs that we have been involved with in the past couple of years. These will be announced here once confirmed.

We do however have our dates booked in for our Burnham Park Hall concerts for the year as follows:

Spring Concert - Friday 22nd March  8pm Start

Summer Concert- Friday 12th July 8pm start

Christmas Concert- Friday 13th  December 8pm start

Tickets can be purchased for our Burnham Park Hall concerts via the link below, watch this page for updates or consider joining our mailing list below.

The best way to find out when our next concert will be, and when tickets go on sale, is to register for our mailing list - it's easy and free!

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Burnham...

 

The band is based in and around Burnham, in the leafy Thames Valley, or South Buckinghamshire if you prefer. Go to 'More about the band' for details of rehearsals and if you are interested in joining.

 

We perform in the local area and our main concerts are now held at Burnham Park Hall (pictured below) with its excellent facilities.

 

We play most summers on Henley bandstand and at a couple of other outdoor events. We're keen to do more of that - if you would be interested in having us play at your event, use Contact Us to get in touch.

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... Concert Band

 

Yes, there's a clue in the title. We're... um... a band that plays concerts.


So is that the same as a brass band?


Now don't go upsetting our Director, please! Concert Bands evolved from the military bands which have a long and proud tradition. They include whole sections of instruments (flutes, clarinets, saxophones...) which you won't find in a brass band. Conversely, there are some instruments that are specific to brass ensembles.


We play in a range of settings - formal concerts 'indoors' but also out and about at fetes, bandstands, and so on.


We play a wide mix of repertoire. Think Liberty Bell or Colonel Bogey, but also John Williams, Tribute to Count Basie, Hootenanny, Mancini, Philip Sparke, Oliver, Bohemian Rhapsody, Leroy Anderson, Palladio, Doyen and much, much more. What's not to enjoy?

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About us

About us

 

Contact Us

To be added to our email list, click the red button below. We will send you occasional updates on our forthcoming events but won't pass your data to anyone else.

 

 

For all other enquiries, please complete the enquiry form and click 'Send'.

 

Alternatively, you can email info@burnhamconcertband.org.uk with any message or question for the band.

 

In all cases, your data will be kept safe and processed in conformity with GDPR.

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