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GSCB Starter Band


Welcome to the GSCB Starter Band home-page!

The GSCB Starter Band is the younger sibling of the Goring and Streatley Concert band for those young in age and/or young at heart who are looking to begin or develop their experience of playing in an ensemble. 


We offer a broad range of repertoire for all musical interests, abilities and ages and we are always interested in hearing from potential new members.  We continue to be very careful with respect to the pandemic (see our Covid policy) and may need to limit numbers in some sections as we gradually return to "normal" but do feel free to get in touch using the "contact us" link below and we'll take it from there!

*** We're back!!! ***

Rehearsals take place on Mondays, 6:30pm at Goring Primary School (term-time only)

Coming up:

Half-term break - no rehearsal on Mon 21 February (returning on 28 February)

Mother's Day concert on Sunday 27 March, 6pm-7pm, Benson Parish Hall

Tickets available online here


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We're back!

10 Jan 2022


Join Us

We are always happy to hear from any woodwind or brass players interested in playing in the band, (particularly tuba players!) however some sections are currently approaching/exceeding capacity so please do get in touch first.  The band is a mix of ages from nine upwards and is increasingly popular with parents, and even grandparents, revisiting their musical past with their children. 

Subscriptions are £12 per term for adults and £6 per term for under-18s.


For more information and/or to arrange a time to come and try us out, please contact us using the link below.

Music and concerts

The Starter Band plays a wide range of musical styles at four annual events usually scheduled around Spring, Summer, Autumn and Christmas!


The Starter Band is especially proud of its "Starter Band presents...." series of themed concerts at the Village Hall in the autumn which have included Big Band Nights, Halloween, 70s Night and this year we intend to celebrate the Jubilee year in style with The Starter Band Prom!  We will  prepare a programme bursting with pomp and circumstance - but in full Starter Band Style of course...