our philosophy

GSCB is a friendly community band comprising around 60 woodwind, brass and percussion players. We do not audition members, but the standard of performance is high and we expect those seeking to play in the main band to commit to maintaining and improving that standard. We perform several concerts a year, including formal Spring and Christmas concerts as well as outdoor concerts at Wallingford Castle and Henley and Forbury Bandstands.We are also in demand for local fetes and other events throughout the summer.

GSCB also has a Starter Band for those young in age and/or young at heart who are looking to gain (or develop) experience of playing in a group. The Starter Band is led by Claire Salmon, and currently has around 60 musicians. Prospective new members are always welcome to join us for a trial period