COME AND JOIN US AT THE FOLLOWING UPCOMING EVENTS...
Come and Join Us!!
Our next FREE concert is Sunday 13th October at 3pm at the Woodbridge Community Hall - why not come along and help us celebrate 10 years with our Musical Director, Chris Lewis - Garnham!! We've got a varied programme with some old, some new and some traditional tunes to entertain you with!
As per usual it's FREE - just pop along a find a chair! We've got a raffle, interval refreshments and performances from our amazing Training Band! You'd be crazy to miss it!
Saturday 11th from 09:00 to 22:00 - Contest
Butlins Mineworkers Contest, Skegness
Saturday 21st from 09:00 to 22:00 - Contest
London and Southern Counties Area Contest, Stevenage
Saturday 6th from 15:00 to 18:00 - Concert
Elmhurst Park Bandstand, Woodbridge
Saturday 4th from 12:00 to 16:00 - Fete
Rendham Fete, Rendham Woodbridge
PICNIC IN THE PARK CELEBRATIONS
Woodbridge Excelsior Band's 170th birthday picnic in the park goes down a treat! The band had the pleasure of performing in Elmhurst Park at the weekend to celebrate not only their 170th birthday but the Training Band’s 20th AND the Queen’s 90th birthday as well.
The afternoon started with a parade through The Thoroughfare by the Royal British Legion Woodbridge Branch and the Royal British Legion Leiston Branch who received the Freedom of the Town from the Mayor who then handed over to Woodbridge Excelsior Band for the rest of the afternoon’s entertainment!
As usual we had a great crowd, young and old. They were extremely enthusiastic and in fine voice waving their Union Flags along to our “Last Night at the Proms” style finale. It’s always an honour to play in our home town – hopefully we found some new friends and hopefully we’ll get just as good a turn out at our next FREE concert on the 19th June, 3pm at the Woodbridge Community Hall.
Posted by Sarah Skilton - June 2016
IN MEMORY OF BRIAN WINKWORTH
Nine band members completed a 10-Mile Midnight Walk for St Elizabeth Hospice in memory of the late Brian Winkworth who played for Woodbridge Excelsior up until early this year.
The band group 'Woodbridge Excelsior Wanders' formed part of the 2,000 walkers taking part in the event which was on the 7th May 2016, with the 10-Mile route taking them on a circuit of Ipswich including walking past the Hospice itself on Foxhall Road.
Between the 9 members, they raised over an amazing £1,000 for the hospice, which provides enough funding for 50 hours of nursing care.
All of The Band members who took part are incredibly grateful for the donations that were received and would like to pass on their sincere thanks to everyone who donated.
Posted by Alex Walker - May 2016
W.E.B Flash Mob
UNEXPECTED ACTIVITIES FOR ALL
What do Woodbridge Excelsior members do at the weekend? Pop up around thier home town doing random flash mobs that's what!
Thirteen band members secretly got together on Sunday 5th June to promote their upcoming 'Picnic in the park' event. With the mission to raise as much funds as possible for Macmillan Cancer Support, leaflets were distributed around the town where the band surprised shopkeepers and locals with small but sweet performances.
As an unexpected turn of events, our good friends at Town 102 caught wind of our antics and retweeted our snapshot of the band members making their way to thier next location... "Spotted in Woodbridge - not quite Abbey Road, more like Station Road".
Can't beat a good bit of publicity, many thanks to Nick Pandolfi!
There will be more exciting things to follow, so watch this space for more Woodbridge Excelsior Band news!
Posted by Laura Manning - June 2016