27th October 2017
On Tuesday 31st October 2017, we will be hosting an open rehearsal at Box Village Hall, Stroud, GL6 9EH.
We are inviting everyone to come to this rehearsal in fancy dress for Halloween. This will be a less serious rehearsal and we will be having some fun at this rehearsal.
We are having a best dressed contest, where the best fancy dress costume will win a £10 Amazon Gift Voucher.
20th September 2017
We will be hosting an open rehearsal on Tuesday 26th September 2017.
This is open to anyone who plays a woodwind, brass or percussion instrument and is suitable for players of all ages and abilities.
If you are interested in coming along, please email our chairman, Jenny Mainwaring: firstname.lastname@example.org with you instrument and approximate grade standard.
This event is free
31st July 2017
During our Summer Concert on Saturday, Musical Director David Smith & Chairman Jenny Mainwaring decided to bring the band's annual awards forward to celebrate the bands first anniversary.
We are delighted to announce the recipients of the awards are:
Most Improved Player 2017 - Mike Neman (Trumpet)
Player of the Year 2017 - Isabel Allard (Oboe)
Bands Person of the Year 2017 - Karen Philippidis (Oboe)
The band is taking a break during August for Summer holidays. Our first rehearsal back will be Tuesday 5th September 2017, where we will be preparing for our next concert on Saturday 9th December 2017.
31st May 2017
Our Summer Concert is quickly approaching on Saturday 29th July at St Laurence Church in Stroud.
Tickets will be on sale shortly. To purchase your tickets, please contact the band Musical Director David Smith on 07805 942995 or alternatively you can email us by completing the form in the contact us section of our website
26th April 2017
Rehearsals for our summer seasn have started up again. We are currently looking to recruit the following instruments:
Clarinets, Bassoons, Horns (F or E Flat), Euphonium, Tuba and Percussion
We welcome players of other instruments. If you are interested in joining, please do not hesitate to get in contact.
We have a busy season coming up, with 3 concerts. Our next one is on Sunday 2nd July at Stratford Park from 2:30pm
8th January 2017
We are pleased to announce that our next concert will be on Saturday 15th April 2017 at St Mary's Church Woodchester.
This will be a joint concert with Jazz Friday.
Tickets are on sale now. They can be purchased through any band member or on the door.
11th December 2016
The band has had a very successful year. Our Christmas Concert went very well and we had a good audience.
We had our band social last week and would like to congratulate the first 3 band members to win the band awards. The awards went to the following members:
Most Improved Player of the Year 2016 - Andrew Bloodworth (Alto Saxophone)
Bands Person on the Year 2016 - Rachel Miller (Flute)
Player of the Year 2016 - Pete Pascoe (Tuba)
Our first rehearsal back in the new year will be on Tuesday 10th January 2017.
26th August 2016
Tickets for our Christmas Concert are now available for purchase. To purchase your ticket, please contact the band chairman Jenny Mainwaring or any band member. A limited number of tickets will also be available to purchase on the door.
Mince pies will be served with refreshments during the interval.
29th July 2016
Our YouTube Channel is now live. You can watch recordings from our Summer Concert through the following link:
12th July 2016
Stroud Area Wind Orchestra has recently created an Easy Fundraising Page. This means that when you make a purchase online, a certain percentage of what you purchase goes to the band. You do not pay extra for the goods.
To sign up and support SAWO, please visit:
11th June 2016
Following our 8 week trial period, SAWO will be doing a short concert to show off the hard work all members have put in. This will be followed by a social.
The concert will be on Tuesday 26th July at Cashes Green Primary School, Stroud. The concert will start at 8:15pm.
Tickets can be bought on the door for £1