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Special Concert in Banstead

Thursday 21st April

On the 9th May Banstead Organ and Keyboard Club are holding a special concert in Surrey as part of the Banstead Arts Festival.

Michael Wooldridge, together with trumpeter Richard Baker and percussionist Chaz Mcleod will be in concert and promises to be a bit different from what the club normally do!

If you would like more details please ring Sue Poulter on 02083305795.  The concert starts at 7.30 pm at the Church Institute Hall High Street, Banstead. SM7 2NG - tickets £8 on the door.

Wersi Free Festival!Wersi Free Day Festival!

Wednesday 20th April

Wersi Direct are putting on a Summer Celebration of all things OAX at their brand new event for 2016 in Bracknell - The Summerfest. Summerfest is a free one day festival open to all.

Starting at 12:00 on Saturday 13th August, Brett Wales, Ben Scott-Hyde, Robert New and Claire Greig will be on hand giving demonstrations and mini concerts on the OAX range of organs - Plus there is a German Themed BBQ for you to take full advantage of! 

In the evening, starting at 19:30, Brett Wales will be performing a full concert on the OAX Sonic - again this is completely free!

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Last Remaining Rooms for Stretton!Last Remaining Rooms for Stretton!

Wednesday 13th April

Due to cancellations, a few rooms have become available for the next Key Breaks festival hosted by Brett Wales and Chris Powell at the wonderful 4* Park Royal Hotel in Cheshire. Running from 6-9th May, this venue is wonderfully placed for Chester, Manchester and Liverpool and easily accessible from the major motorway networks.

With a star studded line up including DirkJan Ranzijn, Ian Griffin, Jon Smith and Chiho Sunamoto, along with music from its hosts, there will be wall to wall music to enjoy! Coupled with wonderful food and their renowned atmosphere, this break is not to be mis... Read more.

New Sheet Music published by TONY WHITTAKERNew Sheet Music published by TONY WHITTAKER

Tuesday 12th April

Entitled "The 51 Steps", this medium tempo swing number is in the style of Benny Goodman, Count Basie etc. Piano score in Eb with added chord symbols for keyboard/guitar.  Good tune for improvisation.

ISMN: 9790708076544. 4-pages A4 format.
Price £6.00 including postage (UK only).

If you wish to order, please send cheques payable to: Tony Whittaker, 49 Hollystitches Road, Nuneaton, Warwickshire CV10 9QA.

West Surrey Organ and Keyboard ClubWest Surrey Organ and Keyboard Club

Monday 11th April

In it's current guise, the club was started in 1968 and moved to Shalford Village Hall, Guildford, Surrey in April 1976. We therefore reached a landmark of 45years in existence in 2013.  Originally called West Surrey Organ Society, in 2007 it was decided to change the name to West Surrey Organ and Keyboard Club, thereby reflecting the increased popularity of the different types of instrument.

In 2015 we were lucky enough to gain sponsorship funding through two local charities, who support and provide grants to organisations that make a difference in the community, in our cas... Read more.

Yamaha Launches new instrumentsYamaha Launches new instruments

Friday 8th April

Yamaha has added four new instruments to it's digital piano and keyboard line-up.

There are two new Arius digital pianos: the YDP-163 and YPD-143. Both are models aimed at buyers on a budget but with no compromise on specs. The YDP-163 features a Graded Hammer 3 keyboard action, an improved CF sound engine and Stereophonic Optimiser, which... Read more.

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