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Rehearsal Dates 2019

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All practices are monthly on a Saturday start at 10am and run through to 1pm (with a tea-break!)

  • February 9th
  • March 9th
  • April 6th
  • May 11th
  • June 8th
  • July 6th
  • August 3rd
  • September 7th
  • October 5th
  • November 9th
  • December 10th

Rehearsal Dates 2018

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Here are the dates for our 2018 practices :

  • January 13th
  • February 10th
  • March 3rd
  • April 7th
  • May 5th
  • June 9th
  • July 7th
  • August 4th
  • September 8th
  • September 29th (extra practice for 40s night)
  • October 13th
  • November 10th
  • December 15th

All scheduled for 10am start time, 1pm finish. Please arrive 15-20 minutes before so we can get started promptly at 10. Thank you.

Noteflight Ask! Practice

Message from Jenny

I have worked really hard trying to find out the easiest way for you to be able to practise Ask! without posting it on a public platform (eek copyright!). Therefore I have created a WCB group on Noteflight so that I can post some of our pieces for the sole use of the band – please keep all music within the band. I am hoping to do Rumba in Rio as well when I get the score. Please note that I have to write these all out by hand so it isn’t a quick thing. If there are particular parts people are struggling with and would like for practise let me know but I can’t write out everything 🙂

http://www.noteflight.com

You need to create a (free!) account on Noteflight and request to join the WCB group. This link is to the scores within the group which should also take you to the group. https://www.noteflight.com/groups#/group/13143/scores/all
I have to approve your membership to the group so please be patient with me as I can’t be looking at it 24/7 but I will do my best to add you asap 🙂

A few tips:
– You can select which parts you would like to see by selecting the instruments button (guitar icon) in the top right.
– You can also change whether you see a whole page at a time or a strip view to make it easier to play along.
– You can also make it slower (or faster!) by selecting the 3 horizontal lines under the Noteflight logo, click sound and then adjust the speed %. I would recommend practising your part slowly too!
– You can also just hear your part by double clicking to the left of your part name until the whole line shows red (is selected). That will play your whole part all the way through.
– The percussion sounds are not the true instruments but it gives you the idea! I will try and make an audio file of just the percussion parts for you to play along to and practise. [I’m afraid I was unable to use Musescore due to copyright issues Mahendra. Please let me know if there’s anything I can do to make it easier to use.]

I am still fairly new to Noteflight as a platform but if you have any tips or cool features you find, please share them to help others. Thanks to Daniel for helping me to set it all up for sharing! 🙂

I hope that you find this a useful tool. Feedback welcome. Any problems, let me know. Happy Practising!

Jenny 🙂

Practice Dates 2017

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Here are the dates for our 2017 practices :

  • January 14th
  • February 11th
  • March 11th
  • April 1st
  • May 6th
  • June 10th
  • July 8th
  • August 5th
  • September 9th
  • October 7th
  • November 4th
  • December 9th

All scheduled for 10am start time, 1pm finish.

Note also, we added an August practice!

Saumur 2016

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Festival of Masks and Giants SAUMUR

(Warwick’s Twnn Town in France)

As most of you  can remember the band paid a visit to the above Saumur festival in June 2014. I have just received another invite from the festival organisers asking if the Warwick Community Band would be available to attend the 2016 event. I am sorry for the short notice, the 2014 visit was a great success, and I hope we can repeat this in 2016.

 

The dates will be:

Fri 24th / Sat 25th / Sun 26th– June

(Leave after work Fri 24th 5/6pm—to 11pm return Sun 26th)

Leave Fri 24th –Warwick-Portsmouth-overnight ferry to Caen-Sat Caen to Saumur am-sightseeing Saumur pm- Concert pm-Sun Breakfast and make our way to Caen-Portsmouth Warwick 11pm.

Hotel and meals free.

The cost of the trip will be no more than £100 each, and that is before we look for Grants and sponsorship to subsidise the event.

The event will be open for all members to attend, and of course is only viable if we have a working band. Can you please indicate by E Mail your interest?

roneverett@hotmail.com : 01926 492327

I will hope to inform the membership at our next practice Sat 9th Jan 2016 the trip viability.

Ron Everett

Our National Concert Band Festival CD

Here are the 3 pieces we performed at Cheltenham. If you play back the pieces in stereo then you’ll hear the judges comments on the left side. Pan over that side to hear them more clearly.

Sing Sing Sing:

(download link)


Infinity & Beyond:

(download link)


Abba Gold:

(download link)

Practice Dates 2016

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10:00am – 1:00pm on the following Saturdays:

  • 9th January
  • 13th February
  • 5th March
  • 9th April
  • 7th May
  • 4th June
  • 9th July
  • 3rd September
  • 1st October
  • 5th November
  • 3rd December

 

Practice dates 2015

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10am to 1pm Saturday mornings…

  • January 17th
  • February 7th
  • March 28th
  • April 18th
  • May 9th
  • June 6th
  • July 4th
  • September 12th
  • October 10th
  • November 7th
  • December 12th

Playing for the High Sheriff’s garden party

We played for the High Sheriff and her very important guests!

The Warwick Community Band on tour to Saumur

We were invited to play at the International Festival of Giants and Masks in our twin town of Saumur, France.