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General Information

The CWA is a registered charity based at the Pound Arts Centre, Pound Pill, Corsham (www.poundarts.org.uk/) 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.  If you are interested in joining the CWA please download the New Member's Pack below.

 

Rehearsal Dates 2016 - 2017

 

Band

First Rehearsal

Last Rehearsal

 

   

YCB

Fri 1st September 2017

Friday 13th October 2017

TB/Spectrum

Saturday 2nd September 2017

Saturday 14th October 2017

YCB

Friday 4th November 2017

Friday 15th December 2017

TB/Spectrum

Saturday 5th November 2017

Saturday 16th December 2017

YCB

Friday 5th January 2018

Friday 2nd February 2018

TB/Spectrum

Saturday 6th January 2018

Saturday 3rd February 2018

YCB

Friday 23rd February 2018

Friday 23rd March 2018

TB/Spectrum

Saturday 24th February 2018

Saturday 24th March 2018

YCB

Friday 20th April 2018

Friday 18th May 2018

TB/Spectrum

Saturday 21st April 2018

Saturday 19th May 2018

YCB

Friday 8th June 2018

Friday 13th July 2018*

TB/Spectrum

Saturday 9th June 2018

Saturday 14th July 2018*

 

Rehearsal times:

                                       Friday:        7:00 – 9:00pm – Youth Concert Band practice.

                                       Saturday:   9:45 – 10:15am – YCB and Spectrum Band theory lessons.

                                                           10:15 – 10:45am – Training Band theory lessons.

                                                           9:15 – 10:15am – Training Band practice.

                                                           10:15 – 12:15am – Spectrum Band practice.

Subscriptions

Subscriptions are due at the beginning of each academic term:

£40 per term subscription or £10 per month by standing order (this would be our preference).

£5 large instrument deposit.  No hire fee

£25 small instrument hire per term

 

It is now possible to pay your subs & instrument hire fees online.  The new account details are: Nat West, 30 High St Chippenham, SN15 3HB, account 31080367, sort code 52 21 30, account name The Corsham Windband Association.

Please could you give your child's full name as part of the reference, so that we can tally money received and it would useful if you could email the membership secretary, David Price, direct (see below) when you have made/initiated the payment so he can check it has cleared, giving the reference you have used, what you are paying for (term subs/annual subs/instrument hire, for example “ this term’s subs and hire of a large instrument for Child A and subs for Child B”) and the total you have transferred.

Please also include the approximate date of transfer (to help locate the payment into the association’s bank account) as an extra help.

 If you wish to pay by cheque then you can either post it to:

David Price, 2 Farthingale Cottages, Academy Drive, Corsham, SN13 0SD or hand it to somebody responsible at band (for example, Martin).  Cash is not a preferred method of payment due to the lack of traceability.

 

 Any queries please let me know (for example if you are unsure exactly how much is owed).

 David Price, 0781 841 8964 or windbandcorsham@djp-solutions.co.uk

Contacts

From time to time you may need to contact a committee member in a hurry.  Generally, you should continue to use the CWA email for routine or non-urgent issues.  Here are a few direct contact details but please only use them if you need to get in contact fairly urgently:

Martin Edmundson (Chairman):  medmundson@vetlogic.com  or  01249 714372

Sonia Blandford (YCB):  sonia.blandford@tesco.net

Andy Titcomb (TB):  0775 3838909

Jo Knight (Spectrum):  joanneknight84@yahoo.co.uk

Phoebe Kemp (Spectrum):  phoebekemp89@googlemail.com

David Price (membership):  windbandcorsham@djp-solutions.co.uk or 07818 418964

Elinor Anderson (Uniforms):  elinorjaneanderson@gmail.com or 01249 713130

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New Member's pack
This has all you need to know about joining the CWA. Please note that the subscription fees in this document are subject to review periodically. Please contact us direct for the latest fees.
New Members Pack V9 (1).pdf
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Uniform

Uniforms are not required for rehearsal nor for many of the informal performances we put on, such as at village fetes.  You will be told in advance if we require you to wear uniform for any given event.  Uniforms are obtainable from Elinor Anderson (elinorjaneanderson@googlemail.com) and requirements are below.  CWA hoodies (pictured left) are also available.

 

Training Band.   All members to wear the Band light blue polo shirt with band logo. 

Boys must wear Black/Grey school trousers; black/grey socks; black shoes (no trainers). Girls must wear Black/Grey school skirt or trousers; white or grey/black socks; black shoes (no trainers).

 

Spectrum Band.   All members to wear the Band Polo shirt and sweatshirt of a specific colour dependant on the instrument played:

  • Blue - percussion and trumpets.
  • Yellow - clarinets and flutes.
  • Red - bass end, saxophones, horns. 

Boys must wear black trousers; black/grey socks; black shoes (no trainers). Girls must wear black skirt or trousers; black tights; black shoes (no trainers).

 

Youth Concert Band.   All members to wear the Red and Black Band jacket. Boys must wear white shirt with a plain black tie; black trousers; black/grey socks; black shoes (no trainers). Girls must wear white blouse with a plain black tie; black skirt or trousers; black tights; black shoes (no trainers).

 

Purchase of Uniforms.  Some second hand uniform may be available. The Association owns YCB jackets and you will need to pay a £30 deposit for the use of the Jacket during your time as a member of YCB. This deposit is fully refundable when you return the jacket.  

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