As a consequence of COVID-19 Dunedin Wind Band is not rehearsing in person and we currently do not know when we might re-start. We are holding online Zoom rehearsals – see the Rehearsals page for further information.
The band normally rehearses weekly on Monday evenings – see our Rehearsals page for more information – and there are no auditions – all ages and abilities are welcome. Currently we are open to new members, if you are interested in joining please get in touch.
Musical Director: Morven Bell
The Dunedin Wind Band was formed in May 2006 by our former conductor Sarah Naish and 11 players, with the idea of creating a relaxed, fun, friendly band for wind players of all ages and abilities. The ﬁrst rehearsal took place in September 2006, once arrangements and logistics had been organised. From small beginnings the Band has grown to approximately 50 playing members. The Band typically performs at least 2 concerts per year, at Christmas and in the summer. In addition, we hold several ‘Play Away Days’ each year, where we are able to spend a whole day working on new material, and reﬁning pieces.
As a Community Wind Band we have also supported several local charities with fundraising concerts. We have also performed at Christmas-time in the past for the residents of St. Columba’s Hospice and at Vue Cinema for the premiere of Star Wars.
The Band performs music to suit a wide range of tastes, ranging from ﬁlm and big band music to Scottish folk and original concert band music. As long as the music is entertaining for the audience and fun (sometimes challenging!) for us to play!
If you would like to join our mailing list to hear about future concerts and events please email firstname.lastname@example.org.