Welcome to Stroud Area Wind Orchestra’s website.  We are a community wind (or concert band) based in Stroud, Gloucestershire.  The orchestra was founded in 2016 by current Musical Director David Smith and Chairman Jenny Mainwaring and has grown in size since it was started.

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.

From September 2018, we will be launching our beginner band which is aimed at new learners of all ages, whether it be a first, second or third instrument.



24th August 2018

Our latest rehearsal schedule for 2018-2019 has been added to our Rehearsals page.  We are still looking for players to join the band, especially clarinet, saxophone, basson, horn and brass players.  If you would like to join the band, please contact us for more information.

Our Beginner Band will be starting up on Wednesday 19th September 2019.  We are offering 2 weeks free trial – if you would like to learn a woodwind, brass or percussion instrument or returning to playing, we would love to meet you.

To view older news, please visit the News page.


Our next public performance…

Saturday 8th December 2018

Christmas Concert

Venue: Chantry Centre & Lister Hall, Long Street, Dursley GL11 4JB

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 Musical Director David Smith, Chairman Jenny Mainwaring or Secretary Naomi Blackie.  Please click here to contact us.