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Flute Player in Orchestra

Our next event: Netheravon Fete, Saturday 7th September

Durrington Walls 
Wind Band

The community band for Durrington
and the surrounding area

Band members dressed in white shirts, blue waistcoast and black trousers or skirts holding thier instruments.  The front row is seated and the two rows behind are stood

 

The Durrington Walls Wind Band was formed in September 2005 to provide continuity of musical opportunity for children moving between schools.  It is a true Community Concert Band with players of all ages and abilities welcomed.  We particularly hope to encourage adults to join us, who had learned an instrument in their school days but then gave up as their lives developed.  Several playing members came back this way. 

 

Children join as their skills develop, usually after reaching Grade three on their instrument.  

 

The band is a friendly, sociable group of musicians who play for pleasure and enjoyment.  Rehearsals are relaxed and fun and the band is often in demand for local events as well as playing entertaining concerts.

 

In January 2016 we had the privilege to appoint a professional Conductor, now retired from service as conductor of the Cheshire Regimental Band.  We are also very fortunate to have a talented Deputy Conductor, who has ably stepped into the role whilst our Conductor has been absent due to ill health.

 

To cover expenses, members pay a small termly subscription (half price for children and second members in a family) but no money is paid to leaders for their very special contributions.  Any money raised from events is paid in full into the band funds.

Rehearsals – Dates and Times

Rehearsals are held on Wednesdays at Durrington Junior School during Wiltshire Schools term time.  

 

We meet from 7.15pm – 9.00pm

Our Die Kleine Kapelle Chamber Group meet on Fridays from 5.00pm – 6.00pm

If you are interested in joining us please get in touch.

"A wrong note played timidly is a wrong note - a wrong note played with authority is an interpretation"

Concert Success

On Sunday 2nd July Durrington Walls Wind Band, together with the Durrington Community Choir, held a Summer Serenade Concert at Avon Valley Academy.

With a full audience, the band and choir gave an excellent performance under the direction of our deputy conductor, John, which has been recognised in a write-up in the Salisbury Journal.

Thank you to everyone that was able to join us that afternoon.

Take a look at Forthcoming Events to see what we have coming up during 2024.

Newspaper article talking abou the band's successful concert
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