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Abingdon Concert Band

music for wind orchestra since 1977

Past concerts

These are the previous performance dates we know of through the years, including links to programmes and some video recordings of individual pieces where available.

Other video recordings are available on our YouTube channel.

2021

  • 4 December, A Christmas Celebration, St. Michael & All Angels’ church, Abingdon
  • 3 July, Evil Genius, by James Hannigan, arranged for concert band by Neil Brownless
  • 16 May, Merry-Go-Round by Philip Spark – collaboration with XBY Concert Band
  • 13 March, His Dark Materials, theme composed by Lorne Balfe, arranged for Abingdon Concert Band in this virtual world premiere featuring 166 performers from around the world

2020

2019

  • Carolling at Abingdon Christmas Extravaganza, Millets Farm, Waitrose Botley, Sainsburys Heyfors Hill, M&S Didcot and The Plum Pudding at Milton
  • 14 December A Christmas Overture, St. Michael & All Angels’ church, Abingdon
  • 19 October, Autumn Playing Day, The Manor Preparatory School
  • 16 June, Henley Mill Meadows Bandstand
  • 9 June, Forbury Gardens Bandstand, Reading
  • 5 May, Abingdon Airshow
  • 14 April, National Concert Band Festival, National Event, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester
  • 30 March, Storytelling, St. Helen’s church, Abingdon
  • 26 January, Playing Day at John Mason School with the Waterloo Band & Bugles of the Rifles

2018

  • December, carolling at Abingdon Christmas Extravaganza, Millets Farm, The Plum Pudding at Milton, M&S Didcot, Waitrose Botley and Sainsburys Heyford Hill
  • 15 December, An Abingdon Christmas Carol, St. Michael & All Angels’ church, Abingdon.
  • 25 November, National Concert Band Festival regional event in Cheltenham
  • 13 October, Autumn Playing Day, The Manor Preparatory School
  • 14 July, The Nag’s Head, Abingdon
  • 23 June, Henley Mill Meadows Bandstand
  • 6 May, Abingdon Airshow
  • 24 March, Back to the Music, Part I, St. Michael & All Angels’ church, Abingdon.

2017

  • December, carolling at Abingdon Christmas Extravaganza, Waitrose Abingdon and Botley, Sainsburys Heyford Hill and Millets Farm
  • 2 December, It’s Christmas!, St. Michael & All Angels’ church, Abingdon
  • 15 July, 40 Years of Brass & Wind joint concert with Abbey Brass, also celebrating their 40th anniversary, the Yolande Paterson Hall, St Helen & St Katharine’s school, Abingdon.
  • 3 & 10 June, Hornblower at the Nag’s Head
  • 29 April, Playing Day, Manor Preparatory School
  • 25 March, A Ruby Celebration for our 40th anniversary, St Helen’s church, Abingdon

2016

  • December, carolling at Cornerstone Didcot, Tesco Abingdon, Waitrose Botley, Sainsburys Didcot and Heyford Hill and Millets Farm
  • 4 December, The Snowman, Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot.
  • 15 October, Playing Day, Manor Preparatory School
  • 9 July, A Summer Celebration, St Helen’s church, Abingdon
  • 25 June, Rush Common School Fete
  • 29 May, Henley Mill Meadows bandstand
  • 19 March, A night at the Movies, St Michael and All Angels’ church, Abingdon
  • 30 January, Playing Day, Manor Preparatory School

2015

  • 8 February, Playing Day, Manor Preparatory School
  • 28 March, Around the World in Eighty Minutes, St Mary’s Church, Wallingford
  • 6 June, Millets Farm Fete
  • 13 June, Abingdon Market Square
  • 27 June, Proms Extravaganza, Cornerstone Arts Centre Didcot
  • 17 October, Playing Day, Manor Preparatory School
  • 17 December, An Abingdon Christmas, Yolande Patterson Hall, St Helen and St Katharine’s School, Abingdon
  • December, Carolling at Abingdon Christmas Extravaganza, Abingdon Christmas Craft Market, Millets Farm, Tesco Abingdon and Sainsburys Heyford Hill

2014

  • 8 February, Playing Day, Manor Preparatory School
  • 29 March, Symphonic Beach Party, Yolande Patterson Hall, School of St Helen and St Katharine, Abingdon
  • 6 July, Wallingford Castle Gardens
  • 19 July, Abingdon Market Square
  • 20 September, the Bishop of Oxford’s retirement, Christchurch Meadow, Oxford
  • 15 November, Abingdon Remembers, Abingdon Guildhall
  • 13 December, Yuletide Celebration, St Michael and All Angels’ Church, Abingdon
  • December, Carolling at Abingdon Christmas Extravaganza, Millets Farm and Abingdon Market Square

2013

  • 16 February, Playing Day, Manor Preparatory School
  • 13 July, Let’s Celebrate with Singing Too, Yolande Patterson Hall, School of St Helen and St Katharine, Abingdon
  • 14 July, Wallingford Castle Gardens
  • 13 December, Christmas Joy, St Michael and All Angel’s Church, Abingdon

2012

  • 11 February, Playing Day, Manor Preparatory School
  • 17 March, Musical Movie Magic introduced by Wesley Smith, Abingdon Guildhall
  • 16 June, The Director’s Choice, Trinity Church, Abingdon
  • 21 July, Jubilympics, Abingdon Market Square in celebration of the London 2012 Olympics and the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II
  • 1 December, Winter Thriller, Trinity Church, Abingdon

2011

  • 12 February, Playing Day, Manor Preparatory School
  • 26 March, Broadway Rhythm II: Return to Broadway introduced by Wesley Smith, Abingdon Guildhall
  • 4 June, children’s concert, Abingdon Market Square
  • 10 July, Wallingford Castle Gardens
  • 10 December, Winter Festival, St Michael & All Angels’ Church, Abingdon

2010

  • 6 February, Playing Day, Willowcroft Primary School, Didcot
  • 27 March, Broadway Rhythm: the golden age of the movie musicals introduced by Wesley Smith, with Bicester Concert Band, Abingdon Guildhall
  • 12 June, Summer Pops, St Michael and All Angels’ Church, Abingdon
  • 4 December, Christmas Concert, St Michael and All Angels’ Church, Abingdon

2009

  • 14 February, Playing Day, Manor Preparatory School
  • 11 April, A Spring Festival with Bicester Concert Band, Abingdon Guildhall
  • 5 July, Northbourne Centre, Didcot
  • 12 July, Wallingford Castle Gardens
  • 31 October, Hallowe’en Concert, Kennington Village Hall
  • 13 December, Festival of Carols with Rush Common Primary School Choir, Amey Hall, Abingdon School

2008

  • 25 January, Playing Day, Manor Preparatory School
  • 15 March, Postcards From France, Abingdon Baptist Church
  • 21 June, Proms in the Park with Bicester Concert Band, Garth Park bandstand, Bicester
  • 6 July, Northbourne Centre, Didcot
  • 13 December, Christmas concert, Silk Hall, Radley College

2007

2006

2005

  • 22 January, Playing Day, Manor Preparatory School
  • 19 March, The Director’s Choice, Abingdon Baptist Church
  • 12 June, Wallingford Castle Gardens
  • 10 July, Henley Mill Meadows bandstand
  • 23 July, Abingdon Market Square
  • 26 November, Say It With Music, St Michael and All Angel’s Church, Abingdon

2004

2003

2002

  • 10 March, Spring Festival, St Michael and All Angels’ Church, Abingdon
  • 1 June, Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee celebration, Bledlow Fete
  • 7 July, Didcot Recreation Ground
  • 22 June, Summer Concert, Kennington Village Hall
  • 21 July, Abingdon Abbey Gardens
  • 20 November, 25th Anniversary Jubilee Concert, Trinity Church, Abingdon

2001

  • 25 March, Strike Up the Band, St Michael’s Church, Abingdon
  • 15 June, Somerville College – Dining In
  • 3 June, Didcot Fete
  • 1 December, Christmas Concert, Trinity Church, Abingdon

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