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By WOW, Mar 16 2020 12:38PM

On Saturday we were delighted to be joined by friends old and new to celebrate our 30th anniversary!

We were really pleased that the band's founder, Catherine Clarke, was able to join us for part of the day!

Our time was spent rehearsing 6 pieces of music which we then performed to family and friends at the end of the day. We began with Venus followed by Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana, Porgy and Bess, Love Theme from The Godfather, and the march from A Moorside Suite before finishing by taking things back to where we started with Eighties Flashback!

A wonderful time was had by all!

We'd like to say a big "Thank You" to everyone who helped to make the day such a success and to those who were unable to come due to illness we'd like to say "Get Well Soon"!

Here's to the next 30 years!

Below is a photograph from the day, but there are many more on Facebook if you would like to have a look.

By WOW, May 7 2019 12:56PM

It was a chilly, slightly wet May Day but we still thoroughly enjoyed entertaining the people of Pontefract in the grounds of their castle!

You can see more photos of the afternoon on our Facebook page.

By WOW, Oct 11 2018 01:01PM

It was with a grerat deal of relief that the clouds parted and an audience came to listen to usplay. It had been non-stop heavy rain all morning - but not a drop in the two hours we played.

This was out last event before our summer break.

By WOW, Jul 3 2018 03:51PM

It was a scorcher of an afternoon. The grass looked parched, the band was parched, the audience were very sensible and took advantage of the shade of the trees!

We really enjoyed ourselves entertaining family, friends and local residents.

If you didn't get chance to hear us play, you won't have to wait long for the next opportunity! We will be playing at Camphill Pennine Community on Saturday 7th July between 1.30pm and 3.30pm.

By WOW, Apr 5 2018 10:34AM

After months of preparation our Come and Play Day has been and gone.

We were joined on the day by over 20 guest players - some were people who've played with Wow in the past, some were people who had attended the previous Play Day and enjoyed it so much they wanted to repeat the experience, and some people were completely new faces to us. (Although it was amazing to see that almost everyone who came seemed to know someone else who was there!)

We rehearsed five pieces - The King and I, Rule the World, Don't Stop me Now, Molesworth's Melody and Nights in White Satin - before and after lunch and then we had some refreshments with family and friends before entertaining them by performing all 5 pieces!

All in all it was a wonderful day - one which I'm sure we will want to repeat in the future - and we are delighted that some people who attended have decided that they would like to join us on a permanent basis!

Please have a look at our Gallery for photos of the day and there are many more on our Facebook page.