Welcome to Great Wyrley Concert Band. We are a group of brass, woodwind and percussion players based in Cheslyn Hay.

We rehearse every Tuesday evening between 7.30-9.30 pm at Cheslyn Hay Community and Sports Club and perform a variety of concerts throughout the year.

New members are always welcome.

Please Contact Us for details of how to get in touch if you are interested in joining us as a player or looking for a band for an event.

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Safeguarding Statement
Our organisation acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard, protect and promote the welfare of all our members. We are committed to ensuring safeguarding procedures which comply with best practice.


About Us

Formed in 2000, the band currently comprises around forty players of all ages and backgrounds. 

We meet to rehearse every Tuesday evening throughout the year and perform several concerts, formal and informal each season.

Our repertoire changes yearly and includes classical works, music from stage and screen, pop music and traditional wind band favourites. We also offer special programmes for Christmas, Proms concerts and Remembrance Day.

We don’t ask new players to audition but we would suggest that you are able to perform at around a grade 4-5 standard.

Please Contact Us for more information if you are interested in becoming a member or if you would like to book the band for an event. 


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Our Musical Director

Alex Walker, Musical Director

Alex was introduced to music as a young child, listening to his Grandad’s tales of life as a military musician. He picked up his first cornet at nine years of age and has since learnt to play a range of instruments, although the trumpet remains his primary study.

Alex gained his degree in Music with Instrumental and Vocal Teaching at the University of Chichester. He took part in various ensembles, including wind band, orchestra and ten-piece brass ensemble. During his studies he found a new passion for choral singing, leading to a Masters in Choral Studies, where Alex gained a solid foundation in conducting and ensemble leadership. 

Following his studies, Alex trained as a music teacher and now works as a teacher of brass, curriculum music, guitar, and voice.

He joined the band in 2010 as a member of the trumpet section and took over as Musical Director in 2022.

Concerts and Events

For more information on any of our events or to purchase tickets, please contact the band


Saturday 13th April, 2024

Spring Concert

Venue: Peace Memorial Hall, Pinfold Lane, Penkridge, Stafford, ST19 5AP

Time: 7 pm

This is a Pay As You Like event. Your donations help us to keep the band meeting and performing and are very much appreciated.

Sunday 5 May, 2024

Joint Concert with Cannock Music Centre

Venue: Cardinal Griffin Catholic College, Cardinal Way, Stafford Road, Cannock, WS11 4AW

Time: 2 pm

Saturday 8th June, 2024

Spring Fair

Venue: Cheslyn Hay Primary School, Saredon Road, Cheslyn Hay, Walsall, WS6 7JQ

Time: 11 am

Saturday 29th June 2024

Great Wyrley Carnival

Venue: Star Inn, 224 Walsall Rd,Great Wyrley, WS6 6QN

Time: 1.30 pm

Saturday 19th October, 2024

Last Night of the Proms

Venue: Hayes Green Community Centre,  Heath Way, Cannock, WS11 7WA

Time: TBC

Sunday 10th November, 2024

Remembrance Service

Venue: Great Wyrley Memorial Gardens,  Jones Lane, Great Wyrley, WS6 6DJ

Time: 10.30 am

Sunday 17th November, 2024

Lichfield Christmas Fayre

Venue: Lichfield Market Square, , WS13 6LH

Time: TBC

Tuesday 3rd December, 2024

Carols and Roast

Venue: St Andrew’s Church, Hilton Lane, Landywood, Great Wyrley, WS6 6DS.

Time: 7.30 pm

Saturday 7th December, 2024

GWCB Carol Concert

Venue: Great Wyrley Community Centre, Landywood Lane, Great Wyrley, Walsall, WS6 6JX.

Time: 7.30 pm 

Tuesday 10th December, 2024

Carols at Cheslyn Hay

Venue: Cheslyn Hay Community & Sports Club, 26 Station Street, Cheslyn Hay Walsall, WS6 7ED.

Time: 7.30 pm

Sunday 22nd December, 2024

Carols and all your favourite Christmas tunes while you shop.

Venue: Tesco Superstore, Victoria Street, Hednesford, Cannock, WS12 1BT.

Time: TBC

Contact Us

Great Wyrley Concert Band

Please get in touch if you would like any information on how to join the band or if you would like to book us for an event.

Just click on the link below.

Email us at enquiries@gwcb.co.uk

Find Us

We rehearse at:

Cheslyn Hay Community & Sports Club

26 Station Street, Cheslyn Hay, Walsall, WS6 7ED


Tuesday evenings 19.30-21.30