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About Gloucestershire Symphonic Wind Band

Gloucestershire Symphonic Wind Orchestra is aimed at advanced wind, brass and percussion players.  it provides an opportunity to tackle advanced repertoire and perform at a high level.

The orchestra has a well stocked library and plays a wide variety of music, including original 20th century wind band scores through to arrangements of popular and classical music.   

The orchestra gives four or five public performances a year in concert halls, churches and outdoor venues. Auditions are required.  These are achieved within two full rehearsals to ensure members rehearse and perform to a required level.  As a guide, a minimum Associated Board Grade 7 equivalent, or above, is required.


Rehearsal dates



4, 11, 25


10, 17, 24


4, 11, 18, 24 (Sun TBC).


1, 8, 15, 29


1, 29


5, 12, 19, 26


13, 20,




3, 10, 17, 24


7, 14, 21, 28



Please note:   membership fees cover 30 sessions that can include 2 performance opportunities (e.g. 28 rehearsals and 2 concerts).  More performance opportunities and festivals are often provided.

Concert Dates

Thursday 25th October.   Chelt Town Hall as part of ‘Cheltenham Remembers Concert WWI’. Sun 25th Nov. NCBF if you choose to do so. Tues 4th Dec. Joint concert with FVAWB Stroud Sub Rooms. Sat 2nd March. Royal Marines workshop, Sir Thomas Rich’s School, 1 – 7pm. Sun 24th March. Possible joint concert / presentation with CAO. Sun 30th June. Pittville Pump Room joint concert.


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