Concert Band Weekend Starts Tonight

The Concert Band Weekend hosted by members of the Isle of Man Wind Orchestra starts tonight Friday 9th February 2018 at St Ninian’s Lower School, Onchan at 7pm. All woodwind, brass and percussion players are most welcome.

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The weekend of rehearsals and final concert on Sunday 11th February at 2:30pm will be led by Duncan Stubbs OBE formally Principal Director of Music for the RAF.

Michael Morrison, Chairman


Concert Band Weekend – Music

The following music has been announced for inclusion in the Annual Concert Band Weekend with the Isle of Man Wind Orchestra commencing on the 9th February and led by Duncan Stubbs OBE.

The list includes links to YouTube videos.

Vesuvius – Ticheli

Songs from Across the Water – Sparke

Yiddish Dances – Gorb

New World Dances   Ellerby

Suite no. 2  Reed

Ye Banks and Braes Grainger

Keep the Faith Stubbs

Greensleeves Traditional arr Reed

Jungle Book  Sherman

Marvin Hamlish Showcase  arr Barker

Illyrian Dances Woolfenden

Zodiac Dances – Sparke

Runway Five

Michael Morrison


Busking and Morning Service


The Isle of Man Wind Orchestra will be busking this weekend on Saturday 16th at 10am outside Marks and Spencer in Regent Street on the Big Stage provided by Douglas Council.

On Sunday we are providing the music for the morning service at Cathedral Isle of Man from 10:30am until 12 noon.

The final busking session will be on Saturday 23rd December at 10am in Strand Street, Douglas.

Michael Morrison, Chairman

Lantern Parade Concert Thursday 23rd November at the Villa Aracde

Approx Running Order

(May change due to circumstances, Disclaimers apply)

Carols start with intro as in the book

Before the parade arrives

Rehearse carols from the Red Books

Xmas Festival

Jingle Bells #100/2vs

Once in Royal David’s City #63/4vs

Fairy Tale of New York

Away in a Manger #12/3vs

Rudolph #104, 2vs


Hark! The Herald #36, 3vs

White Christmas

Silent Night #70/3vs

Good King W (34, 4vs)

Xmas Recollections

O Come, All Ye (55, 3vs)