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Band concerts at Windsor Castle

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Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1NJ
By car

There is no visitor car parking at the Castle, so we recommend you use public car parks in the town centre. Details about parking can be found on

By train

The nearest stations are 'Windsor & Eton Central' or 'Windsor & Eton Riverside'.  Visit National Rail Enquiries for times and fares.

By coach / bus

Green Line 702 service operates daily services from Greenline Coach Station, London which is near Victoria station.

Tour companies operate excursions to Windsor Castle from many London hotels. For details, please ask your hotel concierge.

  • Windsor Castle
  • Sunday, 24 Jun 2018 - Sunday, 2 Sep 2018
  • Included within general admission price

Band performances will take place on the bandstand in Windsor Castle’s Jubilee Garden, created to mark The Queen’s Golden Jubilee in 2002.

The garden was designed by Chelsea Gold Medallist Tom Stuart-Smith, who took his inspiration from Windsor’s famous parkland landscape and the Castle’s romantic and picturesque character.  It is regularly the setting for musical performances by bands from the Household Division and the surrounding community. The bandstand is made of Purbeck marble, Cumbrian slate and York stone. The bronze Garter Star at its centre bears a dedicatory inscription to The Queen, Sovereign of the Order of the Garter.

Performance dates

  • Sunday, 24 June - Taverham Band Norfolk
  • Sunday, 1 July - Hertfordshire Concert Band
  • Friday, 6 July - Fred Longworth HS Brass band
  • Saturday, 7 July - Nottingham William Booth Memorial Halls Salvation Army band*
  • Sunday, 8 July - Bracknell & Wokingham
  • Saturday, 14 July - Norwich Citadel Salvation Army Band*
  • Sunday, 22 July - Yorkshire Military Band*
  • Saturday, 28 July - City of Leeds Pipe Band
  • Sunday, 29 July - Cambridge Wind Band
  • Sunday, 5 August - Dr G's Big Band
  • Saturday, 11 August - The Sound Crowd (14:00-15:00 only)
  • Sunday, 12 August - Woodley Concert Band
  • Sunday, 2 September - Abingdon Town Band

* The Salvation Army Bands (starred) will play from 12:30 – 13:30 and then again from 14:00pm – 15:00pm.
The other bands will be playing from 12.00 – 13.00 then again 14.00 – 15.00.

About the bands


Dr G's Big Band

Dr G's Big Band ©

Dr G's Big Band

Dr G’s Big Band specialise in performing traditional big band swing music, popular jazz music and even some rock & roll and have an excellent repertoire. The band consists of twenty plus passionate amateur musicians featuring four sections: saxophones, trumpets, trombones, and a rhythm section.

Based in Berkshire, they perform mostly around the Wokingham area and support local events at a variety of venues.

Taverham Band

Taverham Band ©

Taverham Band

Taverham Band is based in Taverham, a village to the north-west of Norwich, Norfolk, one of the eastern counties of the UK.

The Band was formed in November 1974 by a small group of villagers who were keen to start a brass band.

The Band specialises in concert work and undertakes many engagements during the year. It has a policy of providing the best entertainment for the general public whilst at the same time giving experience and encouragement to all its members, from ex-professional musicians to youngsters working hard to develop their skills.

Bracknell & Wokingham Community Band

Bracknell & Wokingham Community Band © Bracknell & Wokingham Community Band

Bracknell & Wokingham Community Band

Bracknell and Wokingham Community Band is a fun, friendly, open-access musical community based in Bracknell, giving opportunities to adult players of all levels of experience. The band plays a selection of toe-tapping light classics, popular film and show tunes, contemporary and older pop songs, all arranged to suit wind-band instrumentation.

Hertfordshire Concert Band

Hertfordshire Concert Band ©

Hertfordshire Concert Band

Hertfordshire Concert Band, originally the Hatfield Concert Band, was formed on 11 September 1979 by George Hill.

Although George wasn't musical it had always been his ambition to have a band in the town. George approached a local music teacher: John Collinge, and through joint hard work George’s ambition for a band came to fruition. Of course this needed funds to cover music, stands etc.  The band was fortunate to have both an anonymous sponsor and the support of both the local laundry and the local music shop, with the help of firstly Onslow School and later British Aerospace (then Hawker Sydney)  the band was ready.

Soon word spread and at its peak the band had almost 100 players plus a choir! 

Cambridge Wind band

Cambridge Wind band ©

Cambridge Wind Band

Cambridge Wind Band (CWB) was founded by Viv Halton and Sarah Hughes in January 2012, to provide quality music making for wind, brass and percussionists in the Cambridge locale. The fifty-piece band enjoys a wide-range of music playing classics from the wind orchestra repertoire, transcripts of film and TV themes alongside arrangements of popular music and specially commissioned pieces. They perform a number of concerts each year as well as at a range of events in Cambridge, including local summer festivals and the annual Santa Run at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

The Sound Crowd

The Sound Crowd ©

The Sound Crowd

The Sound Crowd is a singing group meeting every Friday at The Old Court in Windsor since 2009.  The group sing songs from a wide variety of genres arranged in three part harmony designed to be enough of a challenge but not a chore. The sessions are always uplifting and a fantastic way of kick starting the weekend and we are really looking forward to being back on the bandstand again this year!

Woodley Concert Band

Woodley Concert Band ©

Woodley Concert Band

The band is a friendly, community wind band with around 35 players. The band performs regularly at fetes, on bandstands and in theatres across Berkshire and beyond, bringing a wide range of entertaining music to different audiences. Their repertoire covers everything from film themes to classical music, and military marches to jazz.  The band is always keen to welcome new players and actively seek opportunities to perform in new places and to new audiences.


City of Leeds Pipe Band

The City of Leeds Pipe Band was formed in 1960 and initially consisted of what was colloquially known as the “Yorkshire Jocks” but is now made up of volunteers from across the region.

It has continuously performed in local charity and civic events across Yorkshire since that time. Some of their recent and varied performances include supporting the Scotland Rugby Union team in 2015 at the Rugby World Cup, the Tour de Yorkshire, the ITU World Triathalon series and performing alongside André Rieu in front of 15,000 people at the Leeds First Direct Arena as part of his recent world tour.