A concert band based near Bromsgrove, North Worcestershire.
The band was formed in 1998 when woodwind were invited into the Blackwell Brass Band to encourage further growth. Since these humble beginnings it has gone on to reach its current strength of around 55 players.
There are a wide range of players in the band of varying experience and calibre. The repertoire includes marches, jazz, calypso, blues, pop, rock, film scores and more.
The band has participated in an increasing number of events in recent years as demand has grown for their services. Each year the band performs at local parks, garden centres, and boating as well as beer festivals. They also take part in 'Wizzafest', a music festival whose proceeds go to Macmillan Cancer Support, the band's chosen charity for the past few years. The band have raised to date over £5,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support, as well as helping other charities such as Royal British Legion on a regular basis.
We run a training band for children and adult beginners. The standard is around grades 0 to 3. The band has recently played on a float at Bromsgrove Carnival, in the sun at the Wizzafest Family Fun Day, at Rubery Festival and on the bandstand alongside the senior band. The band is conducted by Gill Reynolds, our tenor saxophone player, and has been together for five years.
Rehearsals take place weekly from 6.30-7.15pm. We are looking for more members so please contact us if you are interested in joining.