Come and Play Day!

Join us for a one-day community ‘Come and Play Day’ on Sunday 19th May 2024. This event is an opportunity for wind-band musicians from all over Surrey and Hampshire to play some exciting and challenging music in a friendly and welcoming environment.

Who is it for?

If you are an adult returning to playing after a break, a young person who would like to gain experience playing in a larger ensemble, a musician from a community or concert band who would like the challenge of an intensive day of rehearsals or anyone who just wants to come along and have fun playing some amazing music – this day is for you!

We are not asking for a minimum standard, however to gain the most out of the day’s experience you will need to be able to read music to a competent standard.

Our fabulous conductor Liam Grunsell has vast experience of working with musicians of all ages and abilities. Whatever your level of experience and musical background, he will be able to bring out the best in your performance.

The Venue

Mytchett Community Centre is a large hall with plenty of parking providing an excellent environment for a full band session. The hall is located at 140 Mytchett Road, Mytchett, GU16 6AA.

The Day

Our play day will commence at 10:00 am and finish at 4:00 pm with breaks for refreshments and lunch. The last session of the day will be an informal concert of the music that has been rehearsed during the day. This play through will be open to friends and family to come along and listen to. A more detailed rehearsal schedule will be provided on the day.

The Repertoire

Our conductor has selected a variety of pieces which will be interesting and challenging to play for all sections of the wind band, with the aim of being able to improve sight reading skills and develop ensemble playing skills. The day will explore a number of pieces including: Equus (Eric Whitacre), Tam O’Shanter Overture (Malcolm Arnold) and The Wasps Overture (Ralph Vaughan Williams).


Coffee and Tea and cake will be provided during the morning and afternoon breaks. Please bring your own packed lunch and water bottle. Water taps are on hand to fill up your own water bottles.

What should I bring?

You will need to bring your own instrument, pencil and music stand (if you have one).  You will need to bring your own lunch and water bottle.


The day is free and open to all competent musicians. If you would like to come along, please follow the link below.

Scroll to Top