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.



Monday 9th July 2018

“A Night at the Movies” – Summer Concert

Our Summer concert was a great success, both the audience and the band enjoyed the concert and we received some very positive feedback.

We are pleased to announce the winners of our annual band awards as:

Most Improved Player 2018 – Mary Hodges (Flute)

Player of the Year 2018 – Jon Morley (Euphonium)

Bands Person of the Year 2018 – Alan Nott (Cornet)

To view older news, please visit the News page.


Our next public performance…

Sunday 12th August 2018
“Bands in the Park”

Venue: Stratford Park, Stroud, GL5 4AJ
Start: 2.30pm

This is a free event.


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.