Events

Here are the next few events where BJ Big Band is playing. We do hope that you will be able to come along and listen to us.

Kings Arms Big Band night - Confirmed

Date of eventSaturday 30 March 2019 (20:00 - 22:00 tbc)
Location29 High Street, Malmesbury, SN16 9AA
DetailsThe big sound of a big band on a Saturday night of swing and jazz.

BJ Big Band Swing into 2019 - Confirmed

Date of eventSaturday 8 June 2019 (19:30 to 21:30)
LocationThe Pound, Pound Pill, Corsham, Wiltshire, SN13 9HX
DetailsJoin us as we enjoy a varied and fun evening of big band music.

Wiltshire Armed Forces and Veterans Celebrations - Confirmed

Date of eventSaturday 29 June 2019 (Provisionally 14:15-15:00 and 16:00 to 16:45)
LocationTrowbridge Town Park, St Stephens Place, Trowbridge BA14 8AH
DetailsBig Band music at Wiltshire Armed Forces and Veterans Celebrations

Whitefriars Sailing Club 50th anniversay - Confirmed

Date of eventSunday 30 June 2019 (11:00 - 13:00 provisional)
LocationLake 26, Cotswold Water Park, Ashton Keynes, SN6 6QR
DetailsPrivate function - details not shown

John Coles Park - Confirmed

Date of eventSunday 4 August 2019 (15:00 - 17:00)
LocationBandstand in John Coles Park, Chippenham
DetailsGreat big band music in the park.

Autumn Classic, Castle Combe Circuit - Provisional

Date of eventSaturday 5 October 2019 (Guide times: 11:00 - 14:00 subject to race programme)
LocationCastle Combe, Chippenham SN14 7EY
DetailsBig Band music at a classic race meeting

Past Events

Swing into 2019

Date of eventSaturday 2 March 2019
DetailsAn introduction to the 2019 season of big band events. A mix of old and new sounds in the big band style. Set your SatNav to GL8 8EY

Christmas Cracker concert with Chippenham Male Voice Choir

Date of eventThursday 20 December 2018
DetailsTickets for the Cracker Concert can be obtained at £10 each from:

  • Dolman

Autumn Classic, Castle Combe Circuit

Date of eventSaturday 6 October 2018
DetailsBig Band music as part of the sights and sounds of this classic race meeting

John Coles Park Bandstand Concert

Date of eventSunday 5 August 2018
DetailsThe sound of a full big band in the park.

Christmas Cracker Concert

Date of eventThursday 21 December 2017
DetailsChristmas charity concert supporting Chippenham Male Voice Choir

John Coles Park, Chippenham

Date of eventSunday 6 August 2017
DetailsA lively concert of Big Band music

Christian Malford Village Fete

Date of eventSaturday 8 July 2017
DetailsBig band music to accompany the village fete

Private tea party

Date of eventSunday 25 June 2017
DetailsPrivate function - details not shown

Armed Forces Day Trowbridge

Date of eventSaturday 24 June 2017
DetailsBig Band music from the 1940s and beyond.

80th Birthday Party

Date of eventSaturday 22 April 2017
DetailsPrivate function - details not shown

Tedworth House H4H evening

Date of eventThursday 23 March 2017
DetailsPrivate function - details not shown

John Coles Park Bandstand

Date of eventSunday 14 August 2016
DetailsA Bandstand concert of Big Band music.

Parade Gardens Bandstand Big Band Concert

Date of eventSunday 24 July 2016
DetailsThe BJ Big Band returns with more great swing music across the Big Band years.

Christian Malford Village Fete

Date of eventSaturday 9 July 2016
DetailsA mix of Big Band music within this popular Village Fete

Armed Forces Day

Date of eventSaturday 25 June 2016
DetailsPrivate function - details not shown

Last Night of the Big Band Proms

Date of eventSaturday 11 June 2016
DetailsA Big Band celebration of the Queen's 90th Birthday.

Bad Hersfeld / Malmesbury concert

Date of eventTuesday 5 April 2016
DetailsBJ Big Band will join a visiting band from Bad Hersfeld, recognising the connections with Malmesbury dating back to 769.

Calendar Girls 1940

Date of eventSaturday 24 October 2015
DetailsAn uptempo musical evening in aid of Alzheimer

Voices for Hospices 2015 Charity Concert

Date of eventSaturday 10 October 2015
DetailsVoices for Hospices concert in aid of Dorothy House Hospice Care

Calne Music Festival

Date of eventSaturday 3 October 2015
DetailsA follow-up to our successful 2014 appearance where you can expect more great Big Band music as we Swing and Sing in Autumn.

BJBB/ Cantanti Choir Musical Dinner Evening

Date of eventFriday 4 September 2015
DetailsThis is a joint venture with the choir and will generate income for both groups.

Parade Gardens Bath, Bandstand Concert

Date of eventSunday 23 August 2015
DetailsA concert of great Big Band music showcasing toe-tapping swing music.

John Coles Park, Chippenham, Bandstand Concert

Date of eventSunday 9 August 2015
DetailsA Bandstand Concert of music in the Big Band style

Christian Malford Village Fete

Date of eventSaturday 4 July 2015
DetailsA mix a Big Band music within this popular Village Fete

Nepal Earthquake Appeal Concert

Date of eventTuesday 9 June 2015
DetailsAn impromtu concert to raise funds to support those suffering from the earthquakes in Nepal. The band and organisers are not being paid, so that the maximum amount of money can go to the appeal fund. Tickets on the door.

St Phillip

Date of eventSaturday 11 April 2015
DetailsA concert of Big Band music to fill the Church with toe-tapping sounds

Charity fundraiser for Dorothy House

Date of eventSaturday 29 November 2014
DetailsCharity fundraising performance of Big Band Music for Dorothy House and to celebrate the 10th Birthday of B&Q's Chippenham store.

Calne Music Festival

Date of eventSaturday 4 October 2014
DetailsA concert of Big Band Music from across the decades

Devizes Carnival: Wharf Festival

Date of eventFriday 29 August 2014
DetailsA Kennet and Avon Canal Trust event linked to Devizes Carnival.

John Coles Park, Chippenham Bandstand Concert

Date of eventSunday 10 August 2014
DetailsA concert of Big Band music across all eras.

Bandstand Concert, Royal Victoria Park, Bath

Date of eventSunday 3 August 2014
DetailsA concert of popular Big Band Music across the decades

Christian Malford Village Fete

Date of eventSaturday 5 July 2014
DetailsBig Band music at a vibrant village fete

Help for Heroes

Date of eventThursday 26 June 2014
DetailsPrivate function - details not shown

Help for Heroes Barbeque at 18:00 on 26 June

Date of eventThursday 26 June 2014
DetailsPrivate function - details not shown

Joint concert with End of the Track

Date of eventSaturday 7 June 2014
DetailsPrivate function - details not shown

Help for Heroes evening

Date of eventTuesday 25 March 2014
DetailsPrivate function - details not shown

Recording Session

Date of eventSaturday 8 March 2014
DetailsPrivate function - details not shown

Big Band at Kennet and Avon Canal, Devizes.

Date of eventFriday 30 August 2013
DetailsAll the Bs - barbecue, beer, big band, boat. A Kennet and Avon Canal Trust event linked to Devizes Carnival. There is no charge to attend this event. There will be a Turkish BBQ, Beer Tent and Boat trips etc that are chargeable

Bandstand Concert, John Coles Park, Chippenham

Date of eventSunday 11 August 2013
DetailsBandstand Concert of Big Band music across many decades

Parade Gardens Bandstand Concert, Bath

Date of eventSunday 21 July 2013
DetailsA concert of Big Band music from many decades in beautiful gardens by the river.

Friends of Christian Malford Church Concert

Date of eventFriday 5 April 2013
DetailsA concert of contrasting styles - Big Band Music and Male Voice Choir singing songs from the 1960. Tickets from Christian Malford Village Shop, Anthony Hughes of the Church, Chippenham Tourist Information Office, Dolmans Furnishers in Chippenham and End of the Track.

Malmesbury Mayoral Flood Appeal Concert

Date of eventSaturday 1 December 2012
DetailsAn informal concert of Big Band music to support the people of Malmesbury and the Mayoral Flood Appeal. There is no set admission cost but a collection will be taken as people leave.

Calne Music Festival Concert

Date of eventFriday 12 October 2012
DetailsA lively concert of Big Band Music from its golden era through to more modern pieces. Prepare to tap your toes and click your fingers! Venue: Town Hall. For tickets see http://www.calnemusicandartsfestival.co.uk/2012/booking.html

Friends of Holy Trinity Church of Calne fundraising Concert of Big Band music

Date of eventFriday 14 September 2012
DetailsFundraising Concert

Afternoon Tea on the Greathouse Lawns with the BJ Big Band

Date of eventSunday 9 September 2012
DetailsPrivate function - details not shown

The Big Gig 2012 at Broad Town near Swindon

Date of eventSaturday 1 September 2012
DetailsThe B J Big Band are pleased to be opening the 2012 Broad Town Big Gig with a mixture of traditional Big Band music and Big Band arrangements of more modern well known music

Royal Victoria Park, Bath, Bandstand Concert

Date of eventSunday 19 August 2012
DetailsBandstand Concert in the Park down the hill from the Royal Crescent

John Coles Park, Chippenham. Bandstand Concert

Date of eventSunday 12 August 2012
DetailsA concert of Big Band music in the centre of this beautiful park. Ideal for picnics.

Parade Gardens, Bath, Bandstand Concert

Date of eventSunday 5 August 2012
DetailsA Bandstand concert of Big Band music. Great location to relax on a Sunday afternoon.

Private Dinner

Date of eventTuesday 6 December 2011
DetailsPrivate function - details not shown

Music in the Pub

Date of eventTuesday 29 November 2011
DetailsPlaying music in the Neeld Arms, Grittleton this evening. Come along, have a drink and listen to the music.

Christmas Concert

Date of eventSaturday 26 November 2011
DetailsAn evening of music at All Saints Church - with a nod towards Christmas

Royal British Legion 90th Anniversary

Date of eventSaturday 1 October 2011
DetailsProviding music for this important anniversary event. More details to follow.

Bandstand in Chippenham

Date of eventSunday 11 September 2011
DetailsPlaying a range of music in the bandstand at John Coles Park.

Victoria Park Bandstand

Date of eventSunday 21 August 2011
DetailsWe will be playing a mix of Big Band music this afternoon - jazz, blues, rock and pop. Grab one of the deckchairs and listen to us for a couple of hours.

Pimms and Puddings

Date of eventSunday 31 July 2011
DetailsPlaying music on the lawn to support this fund-raising event for the Church in Christian Malford where we rehearse.

School Fete

Date of eventSaturday 2 July 2011
DetailsProviding music for this school fete in Marlborough - a mix of big band material.

Bandstand at Parade Gardens, Bath

Date of eventSunday 26 June 2011
DetailsPlaying easy listening big band music in the bandstand at Parade Gardens in Bath

Concert

Date of eventFriday 10 June 2011
DetailsTickets 5 to include light refreshments with a retiring collection for Christian Aid. Do come and support this event on this (hopefully) lovely summer evening. Tickets available from Kington Langley PCC members or contact Colin or Elizabeth Coles 01249 750631

Charity dinner for children of Chernobyl

Date of eventSaturday 4 June 2011
DetailsSupporting a worthwhile charity by playing background music during an evening dinner.

Dinner Dance

Date of eventSaturday 21 May 2011
DetailsProviding background music for a private function.

Big Band Introduction for Malmesbury Music Academy

Date of eventSaturday 12 March 2011
DetailsPrivate function - details not shown

Neeld Arms (pub event)

Date of eventTuesday 15 February 2011
DetailsProviding background music in a pub.

Networking Meeting

Date of eventSunday 3 October 2010
DetailsPrivate function - details not shown

The Greathouse

Date of eventSaturday 4 September 2010
DetailsProviding an evening's entertainment for this Leonard Cheshire home.

Pimms and Puddings

Date of eventSunday 13 June 2010
DetailsHelping to raise money for the church in Christian Malford, where we rehearse.