SWSCB would like to congratulate Lin Bedworth-Ray on 25 years of leading the Junior Band. Lin, you are a continued inspiration to all of those young musicians at the start of their musical journeys. 

Much love from us all.


It's a new term! Welcome back.

I hope that you all had a great summer break and are ready for more SWSCB. There are two particularly notable things happening over the next year. We will be celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the junior band and Mike will be retiring after the tour next summer. The committee is considering how to mark these events and any suggestions you may have would be welcomed.

We will of course be seeking to arrange a number of concerts and performances during the year. Thank you all for your support during the last academic year, especially with the cluster of events just before the school exam period.
(Steve Pannifer, Chairman – Association of Friends of SWSCB)

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Meet Will Edwards, our new percussion tutor


The SWSCB is made up of brass, woodwind, and percussion players with ages ranging from about 7 to 18. Between them the Senior and Junior Bands have a total membership of around 100, and new players are always welcome. There is no minimum playing experience required for entry to the Junior Band and prospective players are invited to attend rehearsals on a trial basis before deciding whether they would like to join. Players normally begin with the Junior Band and can progress to the Senior Band, depending on playing ability and availability of places. South West Surrey Concert Band is a Surrey Arts Ensemble.

Rehearsals: Queen Eleanor's School, Onslow Village, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7SD Junior Band: 8.45 - 10.15 Senior Band: 10.30 - 12.15 Every Saturday during term time. Hope you can come!