Bicester Concert Band is a small, established and expanding community band.
Bicester Concert Band has played an important role in Bicester life since its inception twenty years ago. As well as arranging its own concerts, it has featured at the Bicester Christmas Lights Ceremony, at Thame’s Remembrance service, at many local fetes and charity events and every year, in all kinds of weather, it has played on the bandstand in Garth Park.
Many of the band’s members are experienced players who play to a high standard, but the band has a long tradition of also welcoming new and rusty players and providing them with a nurturing environment in which to improve.
All players find their skills develop quickly as they encounter a wide range of challenging and enjoyable music under the leadership of Philip Burditt, its musical director.
Philip is a talented conductor who works with several bands and chamber groups. He has been leading Bicester Concert Band for the past 10 years. Philip is also an arranger and the band benefits from having some of his own arrangements in their music library.
Band rehearsals take place every Tuesday in term time in the superb acoustic of the newly-built St Edburg’s School hall, Kingsmere. We meet at 7.45pm in order to set up and be ready to play at 8pm, we finish at 9.45pm and we have a half-time break for coffee and a chat.
If you are interested in joining the band, do get in touch via the contact button or through our facebook page.
The band is available for bookings in Bicester and the surrounding area. It has a varied repertoire and can tailor music to suit most occasions. If you would like to find out more about booking the band, do get in touch via the contact page.