Brackley Wind Ensemble is a group of of enthusiatic wind instrument players who have played together as a band since 2004.
We are a vibrant and committed group that enjoy playing and performing together and we are not parochial like so many amateur groups can become.
We hold concerts around the area to raise money for local charties, we have supported Katherine House Hospice, Royal British Legion and the Air Ambulance.
We are happy to play at many different types of venues, churches, village halls, fetes and garden parties. We play all styles of music, classical, modern, styles to suite the occasion.
We are still staying very active with our repertoire available through a Google Drive in PDF form. We are still open to new members and we are looking specifically for clarinettists, but openings are available for most instruments.
If you would like us to play for you, please send an email via our contact page.
We are very happy to announce that we are supporting the 'Nordoff Robins, for the educational year, 2019 - 2020.
Nordoff Robbins is the largest independent music therapy charity in the UK, dedicated to changing the lives of vulnerable and isolated people.
We support thousands of people through our own centres and by working in over 150 partnerships with a wide range of organisations including care homes, schools and hospitals.
Music therapy is a specialist use of music that aims to facilitate physical and emotional wellbeing, and to promote the development and retention of key communication skills. A wide range of instruments can be used in music therapy, including the voice, and the music created is often improvised. Music therapists support people to develop their own ways of being musical in order to explore their potential and connect with the world around them.
In the hands of a trained practitioner, music therapy can be used to support people living with a wide range of needs. It can help a child with autism to communicate, unlock forgotten memories for those living with dementia or provide comfort and celebrate the life of someone facing a terminal illness.
Our vision is a world where music therapy is available to all who need it. Through the delivery of high-quality music therapy services across the UK, our Masters-level music therapy training and our dedicated research to enrich, strengthen and demonstrate the effectiveness of our work, our mission is to bring life-changing music therapy to as many people as possible.