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.

2020

Video recordings with links:

2019

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

2018

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

2017

  • 25 March, A Ruby Celebration for our 40th anniversary, St Helen’s church, Abingdon
  • 29 April, Playing Day, Manor Preparatory School
  • 3 & 10 June, Hornblower at the Nag’s Head
  • 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.
  • 2 December, It’s Christmas!, St. Michael & All Angels’ church, Abingdon
  • December, carolling at Abingdon Christmas Extravaganza, Waitrose Abingdon and Botley, Sainsburys Heyford Hill and Millets Farm

2016

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

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

2001

  • 25 March, St Michael’s Church
  • 15 June, Somerville College – Dining In
  • 3 June, Didcot Fete
  • 1 December, Trinity Church

2000

  • 19 February, Abingdon Concert Band and Wantage Male Voice Choir, St Michael’s Church, Abingdon
  • 8 April, Best of British, Trinity Church, Abingdon (part of Abingdon Arts Festival)
  • 18 June, The Northbourne Centre, Didcot
  • 2 July, Abbey Gardens, Abingdon
  • 2 December, Kennington Village Hall

1999

  • 10 April, Show Time, Kennington Village Hall
  • 25 July, Abbey Gardens, Abingdon
  • 4 December, A Christmas Concert, Trinity Church, Abingdon

1998

  • 6 February, with John Mason Singers, St Michael and All Angels’ church, Abingdon
  • 20 March, Kennington Village Hall
  • 6 June, Shippon Church Fete
  • 5 July, Wantage Bandstand
  • 11 December, St Michael and All Angels’ Church, Abingdon
  • Brize Norton quartet
  • Abingdon Abbey Meadows

1997

  • 25 April, A Varied Programme of Music, Kennington Village Hall
  • 9 May, RAF Brize Norton, Officers’ Mess – Dining In
  • 7 June, Shippon Church Fete
  • 21 June, The Summer Fair ‘97, St Edmund’s RC School
  • 13 July, Abbey Gardens, Abingdon

1996

  • RAF Brize Norton, Officers’ Mess – Dining In
  • 1 June, Shippon Church Fete
  • 22 June, The Summer Fair ‘96, St Edmund’s RC School

1995

  • 20 January, RAF Brize Norton, Officers’ Mess – Ladies’ Burns’ Night
  • 21 April, RAF Brize Norton, Officers’ Mess – Ladies’ Night
  • 17 June, Radley Infant School Fete
  • 24 June, Shippon Church Fete
  • 24 October, RAF Brize Norton, Officers’ Mess – Dining In
  • 10 November, St Helen’s Abingdon Millennium Concert, St Helen’s Church

1994

  • 18 February, RAF Brize Norton, Officers’ Mess – Dining In
  • 7 May, Concert with St Helen’s School Saxophone Ensemble, in aid of local Mencap Society
  • 20 May, RAF Brize Norton, Officers’ Mess – Dining In
  • 21 May, Radley Primary School May Fayre
  • 25 June, Shippon Church Fete
  • 21 October, RAF Brize Norton, Officers’ Mess – Dining In

1993

  • 13 March, Charity Concert in aid of Riding for the Disabled, March Church
  • 19 March, RAF Brize Norton, Officers’ Mess – Ladies’ Night
  • 21 May,  RAF Brize Norton, Officers’ Mess – Ladies’ Night
  • 19 June, Radley Infant School Fete
  • 3 July, Shippon Church Fete
  • 23 July, RAF Brize Norton, Officers’ Mess – Dining In
  • 23 October, RAF Brize Norton, Officers’ Mess – Dining In
  • 12 November, RAF Brize Norton – 101 Squadron, 75th Anniversary
  • 26 November, RAF Brize Norton, Officers’ Mess – Ladies’ Night

1992

  • 20 March, RAF Brize Norton, Officers’ Mess – Ladies’ Night
  • 29 May, RAF Brize Norton, Officers’ Mess – Ladies’ Night
  • 13 June, Radley Infant School Fete
  • 17 July, RAF Benson, Officers’ Mess – Dining In
  • 27 November, RAF Brize Norton, Officers’ Mess – Ladies’ Night

1991

  • 2 March, Concert in aid of National Children’s Homes, Marcham Church
  • 22 March, RAF Brize Norton, Officers’ Mess – Ladies’ Night
  • 18 May, Shippon Church Fete
  • 14 June, RAF Brize Norton, Officers’ Mess – Dining In
  • 15 June, Radley Infant School Fete
  • 19 July, RAF Benson, Officers’ Mess – Ladies’ Night
  • 26 July, RAF Abingdon, Officers’ Mess – Dining In
  • 4 October, RAF Benson, Officers’ Mess – Dining In
  • 15 November, RAF Benson, Officers’ Mess – Ladies’ Night
  • 29 November, RAF Brize Norton, Officers’ Mess – Ladies’ Night
  • 12 December, An Evening of Christmas Music, St Michael’s Church

1990

  • 2 June, Shippon Church Fete
  • 23 November, RAF Brize Norton, Officers’ Mess, Ladies’ Night

1989

  • 10 February, RAF Abingdon, Officers’ Mess – Ladies’ Night
  • 4 March, A Popular Music Concert, Trinity Church, Abingdon
  • Spring 1989, RAF Abingdon
  •  21 April, Concert at the Amey Hall, Abingdon School
  • 12 May, A Selection of Light and Popular Music, Marcham Parish Church.  Charity concert for Alzheimer’s Society
  • 19 May,  RAF Abingdon, Officers’ Mess Dining In

1988

  • 19 March, Concert of popular music with White Horse Harmony (Wantage barbershop singers)