1:00 PM13:00

BAYWO 25th Anniversary Celebration

We aim to bring together players and families who have been involved during the last 25 years in Basingstoke Area Youth Wind Orchestra

We will be holding the event at

1pm    Players arrive and set up 

2-3.30 pm Rehearse.

3.30 -  5pm Social and Buffet 

Concert 5.30pm. 

Sign Up here to Attend the day or play as an ex member in the orchestra, attend the social, add or alter guest numbers etc.

Even if you can't get along you can join in with the fun through The BAYWO REUNITED Facebook Group

Current players will also be involved directly through the orchestra.

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7:00 PM19:00

Autumn Evening Concert

The evening concert at The Main Hall, Queen Marys College Basingstoke.

This concert includes the premier performance of a new composition, commissioned to celebrate 25 Years of Basingstoke Area Youth Wind Orchestra by composer Joe Purdue.

Ensembles Performing 

  • Basingtoke Area Youth Wind Orchestra
  • Basingtoke Area Youth Percussion Ensemble
  • Basingstoke Area Youth Orchestra
  • Basingtoke Area Youth Choir

Probable prices  Entry £5 Concessions £3

There will be a combined reduced price for people attending the morning and afternoon concerts. 

Combined entry £7 and £4 concessions

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2:30 PM14:30

Autumn Afternoon Concert

In the afternoon concert, which starts at 2.30pm, Playing Order (Provisional) BAYWTO (probably TAYWB) and Junior Choir in the first half, and BAYSO, BAYSO and BEASE. Entrance Price to be confirmed ( Probably £3 and £2 for concessions, payable on the door.)

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Summer Event and Picnic Concert
11:00 AM11:00

Summer Event and Picnic Concert

Outdoor stalls will be in a green area alongside the entrance to indoor stalls, Indoor stalls will be spaced around the side hall, entrance foyer and some will be at the back of the performance area in the hall. As long as the weather is good, music from the performances will be amplified to the outdoor area. Visitors are routed in and out of the hall passing the indoor and outdoor stalls to ensure all stalls have the opportunity to be visited by our customers.


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Grade 1 challenge
9:00 AM09:00

Grade 1 challenge

We are running a  Grade 1 Sponsored Challenge, in association with Trinity College London.  Participants have  signed up to learn an instrument (or a new instrument) and in February 2017,  they will take a full Trinity College, Grade 1 examination at Queen Mary’s College. 

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Anvil Concert
7:00 PM19:00

Anvil Concert

The Eurovision come to Basingstoke! 

Eight of the Basingstoke Area Youth Ensembles, and choirs from several local schools, featuring over 300 of the area’s most talented instrumentalists and singers, present songs from The Eurovision Song Contest.

The concert will also feature a selection of classical and light music with something to suit all tastes, performed by Wind Orchestras, String Orchestra, Percussion, Choirs and Symphony Orchestra.

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