Blackwell Concert Band


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Gheluvelt Park

The band played today in Gheluvelt Park in Worcester. The weather was fantastic and there was a big audience at this fantastic venue. A great start to the summer season and here's to many more great gigs this year!

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Spring Workshop

Leading the Blackwell parade

We're busy in preparation for an exciting 2015 concert season, starting in three weeks time in Droitwich, and featuring our tour to the Isle of Wight at the end of May.

Twenty-tens ditched

Leading the Blackwell parade

Blackwell replaced the music of the 2010s with the 1970s to celebrate the Bromsgrove carnival. The contingent successfully dodged all bollards to win top prize for the best adult group!

Party in the Park!

Blackwell under a large marquee.

Led by conductor and solist Tim, Blackwell opened Baginton's annual Party in the Park, with Gangnam Style and Georgia on My Mind. Later, some of the band joined in and stayed for some operatic fireworks!

Bromsgrove Beer Festival

Under the marquee!

Yesterday we played at the 12th Bromsgrove Beer and Cider Festival. We played three sets and we had three different conductors.

Blackwell 'Surprises' Bromsgrove

Market Flashmob

Blackwell helped kick off the Bromsgrove festival with a Flashmob featuring Kalinka and The Great Escape. Later, we played on-stage at the Artrix.

Youth Band Debut at Droitwich

The Grand Ensemble at Droitwich Lido Park

Blackwell play Oom pah pah! with Sarah's brass group on a dazzlingly warm day at Droitwich Lido Park.


Sarah conducts the band at the Avoncroft Museum, Bromsgrove.

Blackwell plays at the Avoncroft Museum.

Stafford Beer Festival 2013

Stafford Beer Festival Stage

Blackwell joined the Stafford Beer Festival for the third year running. We played in a smaller group with a slightly different selection of music than usual, including Smoke on the Water; You Can Leave Your Hat On and Get Back.

Blackwell at Wizzafest

Wizzafest Stage

Blackwell Concert Band opened this weekend's Wizzafest show! Our first clarinet section play I Will Follow Him.

Spring Social

On Saturday 2 April we went 10 pin bowling at Hollywood Bowl in Rubery, followed by a meal at Frankie & Benny’s. We all had great fun bowling and our Blackwell Band Bowling Champion 2011 was Carl Hutchcocks who had the highest score over two games. Another fantastic evening with plenty of laughs!

Band Display at Catshill Church

John Croxton (Alto Sax.) produced this fantastic display to show what the Bible means to the Blackwell Concert Band. Along with several other local organisations, the band was invited to answer this question to mark the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible. The display was at Christ Church, Catshill.

Bromsgrove Carnival 2011

Our wonderful float!

Another very successful event for the band, ably and very well organised and coordinated by our principal flautist, Amanda. We took part in the parade of floats (shopping trolleys were used) with our design being a ‘Bostin’ Bandstand’ and six of our talented players played a few pieces along the mile-long walk from the Artrix arts centre to Sanders Park, accompanied by several other band members handing out flyers and shaking buckets and collecting tins.

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Two joined quavers - music note flourish

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Two joined quavers - music note flourish