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Bristol Concert Wind Band is a community band that has been active and performing in Bristol, UK for over 35 years. Our family of bands and groups promote wind music in the region through tuition, development and performance opportunities for adults of all ages.

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 The Concert Band 

 Directed By David Langley 

 Principal: Nicola Kimber 

Bristol Concert Wind Band is a successful community band that has been running for over 30 years, and is the top of the BCWB family tree. We play a wide range of musical styles from classical and traditional military band to jazz, swing and popular to suit every audience or occasion, and our music library is continuously growing! We rehearse every Wednesday evening 7.30 - 9.30pm at St Peter's Church, Broomhill, Bristol BS4 4NZ.

The band plays at various venues in and around Bristol throughout the year, holding two formal concerts in the Spring and Autumn, and public outdoor performances during the Summer. Of course we also come together with the improver bands and learner groups for our annual Christmas charity fundraisers! To find out more about upcoming concerts and gigs head to our events page.

We are also often invited to play at other concerts and events. If you are interested in booking the band for your own event please do not hesitate to get in contact with us.

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Musical Director: David Langley

David Langley is an exciting young conductor based in South Wales and the West of England. In a short time David already has a wealth of conducting experience, having worked with a range of different ensembles, and conducting at venues such as the Wales Millennium Centre, Principality (Millennium) Stadium, Brangwyn Hall and Butterworth Hall. Underpinning this is a diverse experience as a performer, which has seen David perform at venues such as the Royal Albert Hall in London, United Nations Building in New York City and the New Church in Delft, Netherlands.

As conductor of the Cardiff University Brass Ensemble David introduced Cardiff audiences to the serious Symphonic Brass repertoire, including works by Britten, Dukas, Janacek, Copland, Dove and Arnold. As a Brass Band conductor David led the Cardiff University Brass Band to a top 5 finish at the National University Championships of Great Britain in 2014, at the Butterworth Hall in Coventry. He has also directed both the Upper Rhondda Brass Band and Pontypool Brass to prizewinning performances.

By day David is a secondary school music teacher having recently gained a PGCE in Music at Bath Spa University. Outside of music he is a keen football, rugby and cricket fan and an avid supporter of the Welsh national teams! David took on the role of acting musical director of Bristol Concert Wind Band in July 2016, being appointed permanently the following December