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Guest Conductor: Andrew Stokes

The GWS Committee is delighted to announce that Andrew Stokes is guest conductor for Concert 1 in 2020. He comes with a wealth of experience conducting professional wind bands in a diverse range of repertoire, in particular, of new Australian works. We look forward to working with him. For more information click here.

Concert 6 2019 Fables

Saturday 7.00pm 7 December 2019 Venue of concert: St Peter’s Anglican Church, 1068 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill, next to the Box Hill Town Hall Download a poster click here Book a ticket using TryBooking click here. The feature works in this concert are: “The Nutcracker” suite from the ballet by Pyotr Illych Tschaikowsky transcribed by…

GWS Merchandise now available

We arranged our GWS logo on selected garments that can be ordered on-line and delivered direct to you. The design includes hoodies and shirts with your choice of logo colour. Designs are unisex or women’s cut, and are quality garments sourced locally. Perfect for wearing at concerts and rehearsals! The blackshirts with black logo looks…

Melbourne Youth Orchestras 2020 Summer School

6 – 11 January 2020 Symphonic Wind Bands STREAM also known as Symphonic Bands or Concert Bands, comprise flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, french horn, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, tuba, percussion, and sometimes piano and occasionally double bass. Imagine a symphony orchestra with no strings. It is anticipated there will be four symphonic wind bands at the…

Concert 5 2019 Lord of the Rings

The Grainger Wind Symphony combined with The Monash University Wind Symphony Conductor: Roland Yeung Sunday 4.00pm 20 October 2019 Sir Zelman Cowen Conservatorium of Music Auditorium Performing Arts Centre, 55 Scenic Boulevard, Clayton Campus, Monash University To download a poster click here Audience numbers are limited. Bookings essential. To make a booking using TryBooking click…

James Brice interview

Conducting North West Wind Ensemble & Castle Hill RSL Youth Wind Orchestra and the Future of Concert Banding in Australia. Interview by Jared McCunnie. http://jaredmccunnie.weebly.com/articles/james-brice-interview-conducting-north-west-wind-ensemble-castle-hill-rsl-youth-wind-orchestra-and-the-future-of-concert-banding-in-australia?fbclid=IwAR3UnjDRdeStWM07_Gh7HAhO1XToCrF-tdVGvFXSkzOY0aQ_CZXjJ5xUw7E

Music Stand Light?

Would players please consider buying their own music stand light? Some venues we perform in have uneven down lighting or insufficient lights. Recently, LED Music Stand Lights have fallen in price and are very effective. We would like to ask players to look into buying their own. Prices start $6.00 up to $116. There are…

Preventing hearing loss

The Grainger Wind Symphony wishes to bring to the attention of players in regard to the prevention of hearing loss. Hearing and listening are significant to the playing and performance skill of all musicians. With a commitment to life-ling participation and enjoyment of music, then it is important that everyone is aware of preventable loss.…