Wind Instrument Playing
|Day:||1st & 3rd Thursday from 2pm - 4pm|
|Place:||Salwarpe Village Hall, Salwarpe, Droitwich Spa, WR9 0AH|
|Cost:||Contribution to the room hire|
For information about the operation of Droitwich U3A groups during the current pandemic, please see the table of Currently Active Groups at the start of the Groups page.
The Droitwich U3A Wind Instrument Playing group (DWIG) was founded in November 2015 and now has ten players on clarinet, cornet, djembe drum, euphonium, flute, saxophone, trumpet, trombone and bass guitar. Wind instrument players of all levels who can read simple music are welcome.
See below for some examples of what we do, or look on Facebook Group YouTube channel by clicking on the links to the right.
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 and are now [January2021] working on a fourth Ariosa.
See photos to the right. These can be viewed on the YouTube channel by clicking on the DWIG YouTube Link to the top right of this page.
Click on a picture below to see it full-size with more details.