The two ensembles are open to all adult players of wind instruments. There are no auditions – a love of music and the desire to learn and improve are all that is required, together with a commitment to practice and to attend rehearsals regularly. The main benefit of membership is the opportunity to play music regularly in an ensemble.
Prospective members are invited to come to a trial rehearsal before deciding whether they would like to become a member.
If an instrumental section is full, people who contact us are invited to join the related waiting list. Then the general principle is that we invite people on the list to trial rehearsals in the order that they contacted us.
The membership fee, for either the Ensemble or the Band, is currently equivalent to £7.50 per rehearsal. Membership covers the cost of our rehearsal venues, cost of arrangements, music purchase and commissions, and the services of our professional music directors. We have a concessionary rate for full time students and others with limited financial means.
Getting in touch
Please direct enquiries about Bloomsbury Woodwind Ensemble membership to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For all enquiries about the Bloomsbury Band please send your message to: email@example.com.
The ensemble is open to adult players of flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon and saxophones. We aim to recruit mainly in the early weeks of each series of rehearsals leading up to a concert. Feel free to get in touch, however, at any time to express interest.
All our sections are up to strength at the moment. We have waiting lists for all instruments.
We rehearse on about 45 Tuesdays in the year from 7 pm until 9 pm. Our rehearsal venue is the Band Room, Coram's Fields. Please do not come to a rehearsal unless invited to do so.
The ensemble is open to adult flute and clarinet players. At the moment we have a full complement of players in both the flute and clarinet sections. Please get in touch if you would like to be added to the waiting list to join either of these sections.
We rehearse on Mondays from 7 pm - 9 pm at Lumen in Tavistock Place, Bloomsbury. Please do not come to a rehearsal unless invited to do so.
Saturday 18 May 2019
The Bloomsbury Band will celebrate food and drink in its next concert.
Saturday 1 December 2018
The Bloomsbury Band played a selection of pieces celebrating trees, woodlands and a few of the creatures that live in them.
Saturday 1 July 2018
A clarinet quartet and flute trio from the Bloomsbury Band took part in the festival's music programme at Beckenham Place Mansion.
Saturday 24 November
BWE journeyed into space with a varied programme that featured the première of a BWE commission by Christopher Hussey.