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Tonight was our first rehearsal back, we welcomed 3 new players to the band; Kirsty on Flute, Chloe on Clarinet and Oscar on Tenor Saxophone.  We are working towards our next concert which on the 17th March 2018.



Our Christmas concert was held at Lansdown Hall & Gallery in Stroud on Saturday 9th December 2017.  The concert was a great success and we are looking forward to our Spring concert with Cotswold Area Community Orchestra on the 17th March 2018.



We held an open rehearsal at Box Village Hall on the 31st October, where we invited members and guests to come dressed up for Halloween.

The best costume went to our clarinet player Lucy who won a £15 Amazon gift voucher.

The worst costume and winner of our “booby” prize went to trumpet player Joe Coldrick.



We held an open rehearsal at Cashes Green School tonight for anyone who played a woodwind, brass or percussion instrument.


29TH JULY 2017

During our Summer concert, band Chairman Jenny and Musical Director David decided to bring the band’s annual awards forward to celebrate the band’s first anniversary.

We are delighted to announce the recipients of the awards are:

Most Improved Player 2017 – Mike Newman (Trumpet)
Player of the Year 2017 – Isabel Allard (Oboe)
Bands Person of the Year 2017 – Karen Philippidis (Oboe)


25TH APRIL 2017

Rehearsals have started up for the summer season.  We are still looking to recruit players for the following instruments:

Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn (F or E Flat), Euphonium, Tuba and Percussion.

We welcome players of other instruments.  We have a busy season coming up with 3 concerts this term.



Rehearsals for 2017 started tonight.  We are pleased to announce that our next concert will be on Saturday 15th April 2017 at St Mary’s Church, Woodchester.  This will be a joint concert with Jazz Friday.



The band has had a successful year.  Our Christmas concert went very well and we had a good audience turn out.

Tonight was our band social and we would like to congratulate the first 3 winners of our band awards:

Most Improved Player 2016 – Andrew Bloodworth (Alto Saxophone)
Player of the Year 2016 – Pete Pascoe (Tuba)
Bands Person of the Year 2016 – Rachel Miller (Flute/Piccolo)

Our first rehearsal in the new year will be on Tuesday 10th January 2017


29TH JULY 2016

Our YouTube channel is now live.  You can view videos of the band through the following link:

SAWO YouTube Channel

Following our trial period, we held a short concert on Tuesday 26th July 2016 to show off all the hard work our members have put in over the past 7 weeks.  This was followed by a band social.


12TH JULY 2016

We have recently created an Easy Fundraising page.  This means that when you make a purchase online, a certain percentage of what you purchase goes to the band.  You do not pay any extra for the goods.

To sign up and support SAWO, please visit:

SAWO Easy Fundraising


7TH JUNE 2016

Tonight was our first rehearsal.  We had an excellent turn out and hope to see everyone again next week.

We still have vacancies in all sections, if you are interested in joining the band, please contact us.