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West Oxfordshire Winds



WOW’s Programme:


American Patrol - F Meacham

Flyaway Blues - S Johnson

James Bond Theme - M Norman

Tin Roof Blues - The Original                           Dixieland Band

Teddy Bears Picnic -Arr. W Marks

December 2010

“WOW (West Oxfordshire Winds) and Freeland Orchestra gave their summer concert in the brand new Madley Park Hall, whilst their own is currently being rebuilt.  They played to a full audience who obviously vastly enjoyed the varied range of music heard.

The concert started with the 35-piece band playing American Patrol. They made a confident start, with solid playing from all sections.


Showing versatility, they moved through pieces of varying styles, capturing many different moods and showing off some good technical playing too. There was a notable solo from James Lowe on the trumpet.


An arrangement of Teddy Bears' Picnic, done by Wendy Marks the conductor, suited very well the standard of the band, and they really sounded as though they enjoyed playing it.


These groups showed an impressive array of local ability, with the potential for future excellent music making. ”


(Doug Lamb)