Wednesdays 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Making Music and Having Fun
Second Wind was founded in 2011 and is a fun and friendly wind band of currently over 40 players, including many of the founder members.
We play entertaining music from toe-tapping light classics, popular film and show tunes to contemporary and older pop songs, aiming to play to the highest standard in a light-hearted, friendly atmosphere.
We play gigs throughout the year, from busking to formal concerts, and expect that members will play a full part in these performances. Venues include castles, bandstands and local events in and around Berkshire, along with occasional weekend tours (Kent and Normandy). In December we busk locally, often for our charity of the year, chosen by our members.
Concerts are stand-alone or shared with friends such as St Sebastian’s Wokingham Band, Masterclef and Cantata Conviva. We are also very fortunate to be able to welcome professional musicians to play with us from time to time.
There are no auditions but new members will feel more comfortable if they have competent sight-reading and technical skills. We also encourage players to constantly stretch their ability through sectionals and the ever-changing repertoire.
We would love to hear from anyone interested in joining Second Wind.