Welcome to Stroud Area Wind Orchestra’s website.  We are a community wind (or concert band) based in Stroud, Gloucestershire.  The wind orchestra was founded in  March 2016, with our first rehearsal being on Tuesday 7th June 2016, where we welcome 20 members who joined us for our initial trial.  Since then, the band has grown in size and we now have over 35 players in the band.

We welcome all woodwind, brass and percussion players of all ages and abilities.  If you are interested in playing with the band, booking us for an event or have any questions, please feel free to contact us.



5th February 2019

Rehearsals started back on Tuesday 8th January 2019, where the band welcomed our new Musical Director Phil Storer who has taken the reigns of conducting the band until our Spring Concert in April and hopefully beyond.

David Smith (previous Musical Director) has decided to hang up the baton after taking the band since we started back in 2016. Once again, the band would like to thank David for all his hard work over the years and hope to see him once again, whether that be as a player in the band or in the audience at our concerts.

Preparations are under way for our Spring Concert on the 13th April 2019 at St George’s Church Nailsworth, where the band will be welcoming local soprano Becks Grant-Jones, who will be joining the band and performing with us. Tickets are on sale now and can either be purchased through any band member, contacting our band secretary Naomi Blackie or on the door. Tickets are £8 (£5 concession or £2 children).

To view older news, please visit the News page.


Our next public performance…

Saturday 13th April 2019

Easter Concert

Venue: St George’s Church, Church Street, Nailsworth, GL6 0BP

Start time: 7.30pm

Tickets: £8.00 (£5.00 concessions, £2.00 children)


We are always looking for new players to join the band, please get in touch if you are interested in joining.

We would especially like to recruit Clarinet, Bassoon, Tuba, Euphonium, Trumpet, Horn (F or E Flat) and Percussion players.  Instruments can be provided if required.

Details of our rehearsals can be found on our Rehearsals page.

Further information can be obtained from our Chairman Jenny Mainwaring or Secretary Naomi Blackie.  Please click here to contact us.