Loughborough based, we are three friendly community wind bands welcoming players of all ages and abilities.

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Photo by David Howdle

In June eight players from the Concert Band and the Wind Orchestra took part in the Costock Open Village Event. They played music including a selection from The Great War to accompany an exhibition showing the village at that time and were pleased to have an appreciative audience and at the same time help to raise funds for the church.


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Members of CSWO and CCB enjoyed a tour in Dublin last summer, staying at Trinity College.  The orchestra performed in Christchurch Cathedral, Howth Church and Castletown House. We also had plenty of time for sightseeing including visits to the Guinness Storehouse, Kilmainham Gaol,  the book of Kells, and a boat trip on the River Liffey. More photos are in the gallery.

In 2015 players from CSWO and CCB took part in the Edinburgh Fringe. Click here to see our performance on YouTube, here to read an in-depth account of the visit which was organised by Rayburn Tours, and here for a summary by one of our members.


If you would like to have fun and enjoyment playing interesting music regularly, click on your choice of bands below, there’s sure to be one to match your abilities

Charnwood Symphonic Wind Orchestra (CSWO)

The CSWO, under the musical direction of Judy Nicol, performs for concerts, private engagements and special events

Charnwood Concert Band (CCB)

The CCB, conducted by Mike Cooper, performs mainly for bandstands, fetes and occasional concerts with the training band

Charnwood Training Band

The Training Band, under the musical direction of  Lucy Marsh is a safe haven for inexperienced players to find their feet musically.

“No Strings Attached”

A smaller group of players from the Symphonic Wind Orchestra will perform at private engagements on request.


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