The Corsham Windband Association (CWA) is a registered charity based at the Corsham Arts Centre, Pound Pill, Corsham, Wiltshire. In general, the aims of the association are to promote and foster the enjoyment of playing music with friends; promote musical proficiency and excellence; encourage social awareness and responsibility within the Association and local community. We have a membership of about 150 young musicians from Corsham and the surrounding areas in Wiltshire with ages ranging from 5 to 24 years.
It is this company of young musicians that make up 3 very individual bands that form the core of the Association.
We're very pleased to announce that the Corsham Windband Association has just received a discretionary grant of £750 from Corsham Town Council for its work in promoting music among young people. CWA Would like to thank the Town Council for its invaluable support!
Corsham Windband Association (CWA) (Charity number: 298012) has created music opportunities for over 3,000 children and young people during 40 years of music making in Wiltshire, the UK and Europe. Active at events in Corsham and the surrounding area, CWA continually seeks support and patronage from local businesses, charities and past members. If you would like to help us financially or otherwise, please do not hesitate to contact us. Find out more about how you can support us >>
During our tour of Strasbourg, France, in February this year, we took part in 3 great concerts all on the theme of love for Saint Valentine's week. One of our members, Paul Tuckett, recorded these concerts and we will be posting a range of videos of the pieces we performed over the coming weeks.
In this one the CWA performs "Frozen" arranged by Sean O'Loughlin at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg.
Listen to Sonia Blandford on BBC Radio Wiltshire
26 April 2023 - Corsham
Sonia was on BBC Radio Wiltshire on Monday 24 April talking with Caroline Densley in "Wiltshire Views of the Week". She speaks about the Corsham Windband Association and its participation in the events of the past weekend, the "Eco Fair" and the 40th anniversary of the Corsham "Fun Run" among other subjects.
Click on the button below and go to 2h09m to hear Sonia !
CWA Strasbourg Tour
The CWA has once again completed a very successful concert tour in and around Strasbourg, France. The CWA band arrived in Strasbourg on 12th February and stayed for 5 nights at the Ciarus hostel in the centre of the town.
The musicians completed 3 concerts in front of packed audiences and appeared in three articles in the regional newspaper. They also had the time to do a walking tour of the city centre, visit the Cathedral, make a boat tour up to the European Parliament and the Council of Europe and take a bus trip down to the fairytale castle of Haut-Koenigsbourg.
The CWA has just celebrated its 40th anniversary. Find out more about the association's achievements over the last 40 years!.
Find out more about becoming a member, sign up for lessons, hire an insturment and join one our bands!
A space where current members can find out more about practice dates and times and upcoming concerts.