About Us

We are the training band for Westerly Showband but we are also a fantastic band in our own right!   Our function is to help middle-ability players by offering tuition and band experience. Whether you are a person still at the learning stage or someone returning to playing after a long break this is the band for you.  The band’s present members are enthusiastic amateurs from a variety of musical backgrounds and are very friendly and welcoming to new players.

We are always looking for new players – brass, woodwind, rhythm section etc.  To get in touch please see the Contact Us page.  You would be welcome to come and observe a rehearsal!

We rehearse on Friday evenings, 7:30-9:30pm at Filton Town Council, Doug Daniels Pavilion.  See Location for more details.  Some of our members cannot make every rehearsal – that’s fine!

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Music

Our repertoire is constantly evolving but as of Nov 2016 is as follows. We play a mixture of popular, classical and swing music:

Blue Q Doug Beach and George Shutack
Bobby Shafto’s Gone to Rio Traditional, arr. Terry Kenny
Christmas music Various
Disney Film Favourites Various, arr. Johnnie Vinson
Frozen Various, arr. Johnnie Vinson
James Bond Theme John Barry, arr. John Hammonds
Jerusalem Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry
Just the Way You Are Billy Joel, arr. Frank D. Cofield
Marching to the Savoy Sullivan, arr. Stuart Johnson
Memory Andrew Lloyd Webber, arr. Alan Gout
My Favourite Things Richard Rogers, arr. Robert Buckley
My Heart Will Go On (Theme from Titanic) James Horner, arr. Paul Murtha
Nimrod Edward Elgar, arr. Jay Bocock
Phantom of the Opera Highlights Andrew Lloyd Webber, arr. Johnnie Vinson
Pictures at an Exhibition Modest Moussorgsky, arr. Michael Sweeney
Rule Britannia Thomas Arne, arr. Chris Harris
See the Conquering Hero Comes Handel, arr. Michael Brand
Skyfall Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth, arr. Johnnie Vinson
St. Anthony Chorale and Variation Haydn/Brahms, arr. Michael Brand
Take it to the Top Doug Beach and George Shutack
Tequila Chuck Rio, arr. Mike Story
The Battle Hymn of the Republic Traditional American, arr. John Hammonds
The Hall of the Mountain King Edvard Grieg, arr. John Hammonds
The Thunderer John Philip Sousa, arr. Jay Bocook
Those Magnificent Men Ron Goodwin, arr. John Hammonds
To a Wild Rose Edward MacDowell, arr. Philip Sparke
Trumpet Tune Henry Purcell, arr. John Hammonds
Valdres Johannes Hanssen, arr. James Curnow
Yellow Submarine John Lennon and Paul McCartney, arr. Eric Osterling
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