Newcomers' Scheme

Have you seen the name Trinity Concert Band mentioned locally but have no idea who that is, or indeed what a concert band/wind band is? Perhaps you’ve heard us performing at one of our free outdoor concerts but haven’t been to one of our formal, indoor engagements. Have you ever wondered what our concerts are like? Well, our Newcomers’ Scheme is just for you!

What is a wind band?

Wind bands (also known as concert bands) evolved from military bands. They have a variety of instruments. The woodwind section comprises flutes, oboes, clarinets, saxophones, bassoons, etc. The brass section is made up of trumpets, french horns, trombones, tubas, etc. Finally, the percussion section utilises drums, xylophones, etc. You can think of them either as an orchestra without strings or a brass band with woodwind! This range of instrumentation allows access to a wide range of musical repertoire, from pop to classical, swing to folk, film and show music, and original compositions in different styles.

Who are Trinity Concert Band?

We are an award-winning, full-sized symphonic wind band, one of the best community bands in the country. Based in Earley, we perform four major concerts each year in the Reading and Wokingham areas. To get a taste of what we play, you can watch some of our performances on our videos page and our YouTube channel.

What does your Newcomers' Scheme offer?

We would like to invite those who have never been to a Trinity Concert Band concert to come along for absolutely nothing! That’s right; we are offering FREE TICKETS to all newcomers.*

How do I get these free tickets?

Pick which concert you’d like to come to, then call our box office; tell them you’re a ‘newcomer’, give them your details, and your FREE ticket will be waiting for you on the door. All we ask is that you fill out a short questionnaire at the end of the concert and agree to join our mailing list (you can unsubscribe at any time). It is as simple as that!

*terms and conditions apply.

Trinity Concert Band at the Reading University Great. Audience enjoying the Newcomers Scheme