Who are we?
The East Beds Concert Band is a community wind band for all ages. We rehearse once a week during school term times, with three concerts a year in different locations.
Our mission is to provide players the chance to play together as a group and therefore to progress in their ability to play music alongside more experienced players (young and old).
The East Beds Concert Band rehearses at Stratton Upper School in Biggleswade on Monday evenings from 7.30pm to 9pm during term time.
The band plays all types of music from arrangements of show tunes (e.g. Cats, West Side Story), to film music (e.g. Pirates of the Caribbean, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, James Bond), to Big Band music, through to some classical pieces by Bach and Mozart. We have even played a compilation of Deep Purple songs and Jimi Hendrix! The challenge for the players is to learn new tunes from all genres for each concert, so you will always have a reason to practice.
The Nutcracker Suite- Tchaikovsky
By the Sleepy Lagoon- Coates
Selections from Wicked- Schwartz arr. Bocock
Jupiter (Planets Suite) - Holst
Doctor Who - Grainger
Four Norfolk Dances- Sparke
Thunderbirds - Gray
Battle of Britain - Goodwin
Ride of the Valkries - Wagner
Pirates of the Caribbean - Badelt
Below is just a selection of some of the fantastic pieces that we have performed at recent concerts :