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

+ + +  Trombone players especially welcome  + + +

+ + + Ghana Community Project + + +

Band members James Dack and Erin Doherty (pictured) organised a performance by our Training and Concert Bands in April and raised £673 towards funds for a Venture Force (http://www.ventureforce.co.uk/) project to build a kindergarten in a remote area of Ghana. They are part of a 40 strong team of students from East Leake Academy who will travel to Ghana in 2018 to provide some of the labour for this building task and in return will gain a valuable insight into life in a developing country, and we wish them all well.

+ + + Dublin Tour, August 2017 + + +

We have just returned from our tour in Dublin. News and photos will be on the website soon.     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 and Paul Lyttle, 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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