SOUTH CHESHIRE CONCERT

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Musicians wanted


South Cheshire Concert Band has vacancies for players of woodwind, brass and percussion instruments, who have reached the standard of Associated Board Grade 5 or equivalent.

If you would like to join us, please contact our secretary via the contact form on our Home page or come along to a rehearsal on a Thursday evening at St Peter's Church Hall.

Don't be shy, come and try it out! 



Musical Opportunities.


As part of the wider structure of the Band, we provide opportunities for ensemble playing for Band members.

We currently have a clarinet choir and a wind quintet which are organised and run by players from the relevant sections. The clarinet choir rehearses on the second Friday of each month from 7.30 p.m. until

9.00 p.m. and the wind quintet on the first Tuesday of each month at the same times. Please contact us for information about both of these groups.

We are also aiming to introduce a flute choir  and a brass ensemble in the near future.



Recent events



9th December 2018


The SCCB Clarinet Choir provided musical support for the morning service at St Chad's Church, Wybunbury and will be playing at St Peter's Church, Minshull Vernon in the New Year.



20th December 2018


We held our annual Christmas Concert at St Peter's Community Church Hall in  Minshull Vernon on the evening of Thursday 20th December.

The concert was very well supported by members of the local community and the highlights of the evening included clarinet and flute solos performed by two of our younger Band members.

The audience also enjoyed participating in a selection of well known, traditional carols.



24th February 2019


The SCCB Clarinet Choir played at St Peter's Church, Minshull Vernon during the Sunday Morning Service.

We provided the accompaniment for a variety of hymns and also played a selection of classical music during the service.



30th March 2019


On Saturday 30th March the Band was engaged to play at an Awards Evening for Sandbach Royal British Legion.

We played a programme of popular light music and ended the evening by playing the Royal British Legion March.



13th April 2019


Our first concert of 2019 was held at St Chad's Church in Wybunbury on the evening of Saturday 13th April.

The concert was organised by Barry Simmons, who is a member of our clarinet section. It was very well supported by members of the Church congregation and of the wider local community.

We chose a varied programme of music ranging from classical pieces and pieces based on Church music to popular pieces such as a selection from 'Mary Poppins' and 'Hallelujah' by Leonard Cohen.


Four of our pieces featured soloists from the Band. These were Elizabeth Cuttell ( oboe),

Wendy Wootton ( flute), Mark Wheeler ( clarinet) and Nicola Letts ( alto saxophone).


The concert was brilliantly compered by John Dwyer.