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Wind Symphony

Wind Symphony, conducted by Dr Warwick Potter, is QYO’s leading wind orchestra, offering 75 positions for advanced woodwind, brass and percussion players. WS performs major original works for wind orchestra, world premiéres and arrangements of symphonic and popular repertoire. Planned repertoire for 2019 includes music by Leonard Bernstein, Nigel Hess and the world premiére of Apollo 11, a major collaboration featuring seven composers with ties to both QYO and The University of Queensland in the year which celebrates the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. In 2019, WS will play in three Concerts at Twilight at the Old Museum Concert Hall, the QYO Finale Concert at QPAC and may compete in the 2019 National Band Championships, held in Brisbane.

- 75-member wind orchestra
- Advanced wind orchestra repertoire
- Conductor: Dr Warwick Potter (since 2010)
- Rehearsals: Fridays 7.00pm-9.30pm at the Old Museum Building
- Sectional tutorials: on selected Fridays during rehearsal time
- Weekend music camp:  Luther Heights, Coolum, Friday 1 to Sunday 3 March 2019

- Min. AMEB Grade 7 (guide only)
- Maximum age limit as at 31 December 2019: 23 years

- Flute (7), piccolo (2), oboe (2), cor anglais (1)
- Clarinet Bb (18), Eb soprano clarinet (1), Eb alto clarinet (1)
- Bass clarinet (2), contrabass clarinet (1)
- Bassoon (4), contrabassoon (1)
- Alto saxophone (2), tenor saxophone (1), baritone saxophone (1)
- French horn (4), trumpet (6), trombone (4), bass trombone (1),
- Euphonium (2), tuba (3)
- Double bass (2)
- Percussion (5)

Upcoming Concerts