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



Isle of Man Wind Orchestra Concert Sunday 24th September


The Isle of Man Wind Orchestra will be performing at the Villa Arcade on Sunday 24th September at 3pm in a concert supported by the Isle of Man Arts Council.

The Concert will mark the start of their 20th Anniversary season and to mark this event set out above is an early photo of the Orchestra performing at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.

The Concert will be preceded by an open rehearsal commencing at 10:30am at the Tower House on Castle Street Douglas and all musicians and old friends will be most welcome.

Michael Morrison, Chairman

20th Anniversary Grand Reunion 24th September Sunday is the Grand 20th Anniversary Reunion Rehearsal and Concert at the Villa Arcade in Douglas for the Isle of Man Wind Orchestra

We hope that as many members, ex-members, guest musicians, friends etc as possible will join us for a rehearsal followed by a concert this Sunday. The rehearsal commences at 10:30am at the Villa Arcade in Douglas, followed by lunch and a concert at 3pm.

We hope that as many people as possible will come along to play and listen but to do so we need to contact people and make sure they come along. So if you know of somebody who can play even if we might not have seen them for almost 20 years get in contact and persuade them to come along and join us. If they are not willing to play then they can come along and listen to the concert.

If you do not play a wind, brass or percussion instrument then we would be delighted if you could join us for the free celebration concert at 3pm in the Villa Arcade


Michael Morrison, Chairman

Police catch up with IOM Wind Orchestra


The Guildhall Hull will be the venue for an international concert on 2nd April when the Humberside Police Band will be joined by members of the Isle of Man Wind Orchestra. The concert of wind band music will be a celebration of the links between the two groups and will provide an opportunity to jointly perform some new music.

Members of the Isle of Man Wind Orchestra were invited to Hull by the Humberside Police Band following a visit by some of their members to a concert band weekend held in the Isle of Man in 2015. In addition, two members of the Humberside Police Band have family who play in the Wind Orchestra.

Members of the Wind Orchestra will be visiting Hull for the first weekend in April with the highlight of the tour will be a concert with the Humberside Police Band at the Guildhall Hull on Saturday 2nd April commencing at 7:30pm.

The concert will be an opportunity to perform a number of Manx pieces and both groups will perform the Manx National Anthem “Land of our Birth”, “Ellan Vannin” a Manx folk tune made popular by the Bee Gees and an arrangement of a folk song “Laxey Wheel” about the largest water wheel in the world situated in the Isle of Man.

In addition, there will be the first United Kingdom performance of “Snaefell Wheel” a march composed by Paul Dunderdale to celebrate the construction of a new waterwheel on the Isle of Man “Lady Evelyn”.

“We have been looking forward to visiting Hull to perform with the Humberside Police Band” says Paul Dunderdale Musical Director of the Isle of Man Wind Orchestra, “and we welcome the opportunity to bring some Manx music to add an international atmosphere to the concert at the Guildhall.”

The concert at the Guildhall will have free admission and there is no need to purchase tickets in advance. There will be a collection during the concert to assist with expenses.

Concert Band Weekend Music has arrived

Thanks to Shea Lolin, visiting Musical Director for the Isle of Man Wind Orchestra Concert Band Weekend  next weekend 5th-7th February, the music has arrived.

The pieces to be rehearsed and performed next weekend will be chosen from:-

Links are included where they could be found.

If you would like to join us for the weekend further information is available on this link or by contacting Michael Morrison by email on


Thank you from Isle of Man Wind Orchestra

Wind Weekend 20154Thank you to everyone who participated in some way with the Isle of Man Wind Orchestra’s successful Concert Band Weekend.

In particular thanks to Keith Allen for his inspired choice of music and also for his leadership through the weekend taking the members and friends of the Orchestra to places we did not think possible.

Also thank you to Graham Crowe for his rendition of “London Bridge is Falling Down” as part of Martin Ellerby’s “Cries of London”.

We have placed some photographs by Paul Dunderdale on Facebook and high resolution copies are available on request.

Thank you also for support form the Isle of Man Arts Council.

Michael Morrison, ChairmanArts Council Logo