Wind Instrument Playing
|*Day:||1st and 3rd Monday from 3pm - 5pm|
|Place:||Crowle Platinum Hall (the one on the left) at:|
Church Road, Crowle, Worcestershire, WR7 4AX.
|Cost:||Contribution to the room hire.|
Map location (copy & paste then click "-" to scale out: https://what3words.com/videos.restless.misted
The Droitwich U3A Wind Instrument Playing group (DWIG) was founded in November 2015 and currently has nine players on clarinet(3), bass clarinet, cornet, euphonium, trumpet, trombone/flute and tenor drum/bass guitar.
Wind instrument players of all levels who read music are welcome.
See below for some examples of what we do, or look on our Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/152100418677077
or YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzxByvWbtx7A3Rb5tnkozQ
or by clicking on the links at the bottom of this page.
For more information phone David on 01905 775840 or click on the Envelope icon to the right to send an email.
List of Performances
On 25th June 2017 a Quintet from the group had our first public performance at the Salt King 200 celebrations at Chateau Impney when we played Handel's Maccabaeus on the arrival of the salt bearing walkers, then Happy Birthday to John Corbett. See photo below.
On 30th June 2018, a Trio from the group played in St. Andrews Square at Droitwich Arts Festival opening ceremony. See photos below, courtesy of Ruth Bourne.
On 1st July 2018 a Quartet from the group played at a public Open Garden at Martin Hussingtree in aid of the new Pamela May canal trip boat. See photo below.
On 17th December 2018 a Septet from the group played carols from around the world in the Minstrels' Gallery of the Pear Tree Inn for 15 minutes at the U3A Droitwich Christmas Lunch. See photo to the right and a video clip on our YouTube channel
On 22nd July 2019 an Octet from the group had a successful two hours' playing outside Bromsgrove's Morrison's store as part of their two week "Carnival", with many musical groups and individuals playing to fund raise for a children's cancer charity (https://www.clicsargent.org.uk/). See photo to the right.
On 16th December 2019 an Octet from the group played 30 minutes of welcoming music at the U3A Droitwich annual Christmas Lunch when we combined traditional carols with more recent seasonal music.
On 7th May 2020, we released an "at home" performance of Kilalloe and have since made Come to the Fair, Liberty Bell, Arioso and others.
See photos to the right. These can be viewed on the YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzxByvWbtx_7A3Rb5tnkozQ or by clicking on the DWIG YouTube Link at the bottom of this page.
On 13th December 2021 a Dectet played carols for 30 minutes before the U3A Droitwich's Christmas Lunch.
On 13th August 2022, a Trio from the group played water themed music for 1.5 hours at the riverside of The Wye Float Hereford, collecting for the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity.
Click on a picture below to see it full-size with more details.