Join Us

If you are a budding musician of any level – even a complete beginner - and would like to join one of the bands of the Corsham Windband Association, please use the membership form below. If you do not have an instrument we can even hire you one.

Downloadable Forms

Please note that the subscription fees in the downloadable membership form are subject to change. The current membership subscription is £40 per term or £10 per month. Please pay your subscriptions and instrument hire via our JustGiving page as we benefit from gift aid.

The Bands

Training Band

This band is made up of novice musicians with little or no experience of playing an instrument or reading music. The band is underpinned by a training and teaching programme that guides the musicians towards their Grade 1 & 2 practical and theory music exams. Although encouraged, it is not essential for Training Band members to take music exams as Training Band has an emphasis on the fun-side of music making with a weekend residential course,  and other musical trips undertaken. Normally, as musicians progress to Grade 2, and at the discretion of the Musical Directors,  individuals advance into the Spectrum band.

Spectrum Band

Spectrum is the intermediate band that accepts musicians who have reached a reasonable standard, usually grade 2 practical.  Most members work towards further musical exams, not only for personal advancement but also to contribute to improving the Band's overall performance. The band has a busy programme of  engagements playing at fetes and open days, as well as entering  competitions and music festivals.
The musical directors will decide when an individual has shown the right attitude, commitment and achieved the appropriate musical  standard in order to begin playing with the Youth Concert Band. It is expected that musicians would spend a transition period, usually the equivalent to a school term, playing in both Spectrum and YCB.

Youth Concert Band

YCB is the most senior band. Membership is enjoyed by musicians who have generally attained a music Grade 4/5 practical exam.  These musical skills are necessary in order for the musicians to cope with the standards expected by the band’s Musical Director and competition judges. The band is enthusiastic in entering international, national and local music festivals and has enjoyed considerable success in recent years at the National Music for Youth Competition. Along with Spectrum Band, YCB have undertaken tours to France, Germany, Norway and Scotland.

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Rehearsal Venue - Pound Arts Centre

Come along to the Pounds Arts Centre, Pound Pill, Corsham every Friday from 6 pm during school term times.

The Pound Arts Centre
Pound Pill
Corsham -Wiltshire
SN13 9HX

Where is the Pound Arts Centre?

Testimonials

Here's what some current and past members of the Corsham Windband Association have to say about their experience within the association and the effect it is having and has had on their lives.

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Want to help us?

We are also looking for help with logistics and general organisation, so if you would like to get involved and help our association any way, contact us via the contact page.

You can also support us financially. Find out more on our "Support us" page.

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