South London Symphonic Winds is a community wind band based in Brixton. We play a wide range of classical arrangements, marches, film music, popular music, and modern pieces.
Our principal aim is to create an environment in which a diverse set of people of all ages and backgrounds have fun making music together.
The band performs regularly around London and further afield. We have recently played at the Wheatsheaf Hall in Vauxhall, in Borough Market (as part of The Great Get Together), at the London Marathon, on London bandstands and in Brighton by the Pavilion.
There is no entry audition though we recommend a minimum standard of Grade 5. Everyone is encouraged to contribute to the organisation of the group, which attracts people from all walks of life. Membership is by monthly subscription (currently £15 per month).
Above all, SLSW aims to create an environment in which people have fun making music and socialising and sharing this with audiences locally and further afield.
SLSW is part of the umbrella charity South London Community Music, which is dedicated to encouraging and fostering music-making with and for the community in a welcoming, supportive and inclusive atmosphere. You can find out more information about SLCM here.
Please do get in touch if you would like to know more. We hope to see you soon!