Saxophony is a saxophone ensemble that started up in Hampshire in spring 2010. We rehearse fortnightly on Sundays from 5.30pm until 7.30pm, at the Arch, next to Chandlers Ford train station.
Aimed at intermediate and advanced players the music is fun, varied and occasionally challenging too! Membership fees are £18 per term. We play pieces such as the Glenn Miller Medley, James Bond Theme , Mercy, Mercy, Mercy, I Got Rhythm, Everybody Needs Somebody , Haven't Met You Yet, Cagney and Lacey , and more.... (click on the red links to listen to Saxophony performing these songs)
All pieces are arranged for sopranino, soprano, alto, tenor and baritone with percussion. A mixture of original sax ensemble compositions and arrangements of popular songs means there is something for everyone.
25 July 2010: Our first public Gig @ Eastleigh Bandstand (click on image for more...)
2 December 2011: Christmas Concert together with Thornden Community Wind Band, Thornden Hall (click on image for more....)
18 December 2011: Christmas Market Winchester
Saturday 8th November - Raising money for Hope for Justice, Saxophony appear with other local ensembles at Locks Heath Free Church, 255 Hunts Pond Road, Titchfield Common, Fareham PO14 4PG at 7.30pm. Tickets available on the door.
Saturday 6th December - friends and family Christmas Concert at 11am in Winchester. Come and join Saxophony for a variety of Christmas music and merriment. Entry is by donation with seasonal refreshments after the concert. Families and children welcome.
Sunday 21st December - Christmas caroling at the Buttercross, Winchester. 2pm - 4pm.
Sunday 8th February - Workshop with Rob Buckland at Winchester Cathedral Education Centre, 10am - 4.30pm. Sound, Style & Sophistication: Saxophone music covers such a wide variety of styles and genres, the sophisticated saxophonist needs to develop an acute awareness of these styles, and a deep understanding of HOW to adapt their playing to really bring their performances to life. Bookings taken at Winchester Cathedral Box Office, 01962 857275. Tickets £25 or £20 to Saxophony members.
Saturday 16th May - Eastleigh bandstand 2pm - 4pm
Sunday 14th June - Christchurch bandstand 2pm - 4pm
Saturday 11th July - Lymington bandstand 2pm - 4pm
New members must be approved by the Organizer
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Sunday, March 8, 2015 5:30 PM
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Saturday, May 16, 2015 2:00 PM
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Saturday, July 11, 2015 2:00 PM
Sunday, December 20, 2015 12:00 PM
I started the group because there wasn't any other type of group like this. I've met some great folks in the group who have become close friends and have also met some amazing business owners.
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