Here’s a selection of Trinity Concert Band photos – some more recent than others! When you’ve had a browse, head to our videos page, where you can watch some of our performances.
2020 Space Sensation
On Saturday 14th March, we returned to Wokingham to take our audience on a spectacular voyage of musical discovery with our ‘Space Sensation’; a cosmic concert jam-packed with space-themed music such as Star Wars, Apollo 13, Mars and Jupiter from Holst’s The Planets, Star Trek, E.T. and lots more! It was an evening that was truly out of this world!
2019 Christmas Concert
On Sunday 8th December, we made our debut appearance at the glorious Reading Minster for our annual Christmas Concert. The event started with a rousing “Fanfare for Christmas”, swiftly followed by a variety of seasonal specials including “O Magnum Mysterium”, “Jingle Bells”, music from blockbuster greats “Home Alone” and “Polar Express”, a fabulous Glenn Miller-style Christmas medley, and much more!
The audience members were fantastic! By purchasing lots of raffle tickets, they helped us raise nearly £300 for our defibrillator fund (find out more here).
We can’t wait to return to this fabulous venue in the future!
2019 Classical Spectacular
On Sunday 29th September, we returned to the beautiful Great Hall at Reading University, accompanied by Reading-based Tamesis Chamber Choir, for our Classical Spectacular. This memorable evening was brimming with some of the most fantastic classical music of all time. The audience was treated to numbers such as Bernstein’s fabulous ‘Overture to Candide’, ‘Jupiter’ from Holst’s spectacular suite The Planets, the tremendous British anthem ‘Zadok the Priest’, and Copland’s rousing ‘Fanfare for the Common Man’.
No classical concert would be complete without a performance of Elgar’s ‘Nimrod’, and we were delighted that Tamesis chose to sing the choral version ‘Lux Aeterna’, in addition to Parry’s ‘I Was Glad’, made famous at the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
As the concert drew to a close, the band and choir came together once more for a stunning proms-style finale, featuring the classics ‘Jerusalem’ and ‘Fantasia on British Sea Songs’. Yes, flags were provided!
2019 Summer Concert
On Saturday 8th June, we performed our annual Summer Concert at Leighton Park School in Reading. This wasn’t our first time at this venue, but it was our first visit since the school opened the new Michael Malnick Centre, a building offering class-leading music and media studies facilities.
This year’s programme was aimed at celebrating the Queen’s official birthday, which was on the same day as the concert, with music spanning nearly every decade of her life. Up first was a rousing performance of William Walton’s ‘Crown Imperial’; always a popular choice with the audience, followed by music from The Beatles, a medley tribute to Stephen Foster (“the Father of American Music” such as ‘Oh! Susanna’, ‘Camptown Races’, ‘My Old Kentucky Home’) and an excellent sax solo of The Kinks hit ‘Waterloo Sunset’.
Members of the audience were able to relax during the interval in the new bright and spacious, glass-clad foyer where band members provided an extensive array of homemade cakes.
The second half of the concert brought yet more well-known music, including the famous theme tune from the film ‘633 Squadron’, a medley of Doris Day’s best hits, Bach’s ‘Toccata in D Minor’ and a slam-bang finale performance of Louis Prima’s toe-tapping ‘Sing Sing Sing’, made famous by Benny Goodman.
2018 Film Music Gala
The band returned to the beautiful Great Hall at Reading University on 29th September for the performance of our Film Music Gala, an evening full of some of the best film scores of all time. Special thanks to Alan Smith of the charity Kisiizi Partners for taking these beautiful photos!
2018 Ireland Forever
On Saturday 17th March, our Spring Concert took place in All Saints Church, Wokingham. This spectacular concert featured a varied programme of wind band music, highlights of which were a medley of George Gershwin songs, a Glenn Miller selection, William Walton’s Spitfire Prelude, Resplendent Glory by Rossano Galante and, of course, a selection of favourite Irish melodies which concluded with the ever-popular Riverdance.
2018 Annual Workshop
On 17th February, Trinity Band enjoyed their 10th all-day repertoire workshop. Held annually, these workshops allow the band to work on new repertoire under the guidance of a prestigious guest conductor. This year we were led by Duncan Stubbs, ex-Principal Director of Music of the RAF Music Services. These occasions are a golden opportunity for the band to develop its musicality and understanding of ensemble playing and enjoy some socialising that is not always possible at our weekly rehearsals.
2018 NCBF Finals
2016 Malta Tour
The islands of Malta and Gozo have an incredible 80+ band clubs between them, and we were honoured to perform at 3 of them over our stay. Each one of the bands was warm and welcoming, plying us with food and unlimited beverages after our performances, and presented us with beautiful gifts to remind us of our visit. We’ve had such a fantastic time, and being together as a group over the five days has brought us so much closer together. We all have some wonderful memories that will stay with us forever. We are certainly looking forward to the next trip.
2016 NCBF Finals
The band travelled to Manchester’s Royal Northern College of Music for the National Concert Band Festival finals. We were absolutely thrilled when the judges presented us with a Gold Award! Credit must go to our MD, Paul Speed, for his hard work in helping the band to achieve this standard of performance.