Bicester Concert Band is a well-established and expanding community band.
Bicester Concert Band has played an important role in Bicester life since its inception twenty years ago. As well as arranging its own concerts, it has featured at the Bicester Christmas Lights Ceremony, at Thame’s Remembrance service, and at many local fetes and charity events. Every year, in all kinds of weather, it has played on the bandstand in Garth Park.
Many of the band’s members are experienced players who play to a high standard, but the band has a long tradition of also welcoming new and rusty players and providing them with a nurturing environment in which to improve.
All players find their skills develop quickly as they encounter a wide range of challenging and enjoyable music under the leadership of Wendy Marks, its musical director.
Wendy is a talented woodwind teacher and conductor based in West Oxfordshire. She also conducts West Oxfordhire Winds (WOW), West Oxfordshire Clarinets (WOC) and West Oxfordshire Learners (WOL).
Band rehearsals take place every Tuesday in term time in the superb acoustic of the newly-built St Edburg’s School hall, Kingsmere. We meet at 7.45pm in order to set up and be ready to play at 8pm, we finish at 9.45pm and we have a half-time break for coffee and a chat.
St Edburg's School is located on the Kingsmere development in Bicester. From the A41, turn into Pioneer Way just by the Premier Inn; follow the road around and the school will be on your left.
Until recently the school was situated in Cemetery Lane in Bicester. If your navigation device has not been updated, it might take you to the old site.
If you are interested in joining the band, do get in touch via the contact button or through our facebook page.