A Grade Concert Band
National Band Championships - 2014

The Queensland Wind Orchestra are the winners of the Open A Concert Band section at the Yamaha National Band Championships - 2014. Come support us throughout this year by joining our mailing list and find out about 2014 Concert Series.

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leading wind orchestra

The QWO provides a supportive yet challenging musical environment enabling advanced players
to develop their instrumental skills and ensemble musicianship to an elite standard.
We are committed to promoting accessible wind music to the wider community and
furthering the excellence of Queensland’s musical culture.

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2015 Season Launch
1st March 2015 at 4pm

The Queensland Wind Orchestra invites you to a celebration of our upcoming 2015 season: a wedding of compositional ideas and stories – something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue.

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Auditions for 2015
2nd February, 2015 at 6pm onwards

Applications for auditions to the Queensland Wind Orchestra are now being accepted. To find out more about eligibility, costs, and to begin the signup process, click here.

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Saturday, 6th December at 7pm

In our final concert of the year, the Queensland Wind Orchestra presents you with some of the most exciting wind band music from the past century that has a flavour of the United Kingdom, including Malcolm Arnold's exciting Four Scottish Dances, Leroy Anderson's classic The Irish Washerwoman, Andrew Lloyd Webber's unforgetable Phantom of the Opera, Philip Sparke's amazing The Year of the Dragon, Edward Elgar's enchanting Nimrod (from Enigma Variations), William Walton's classy Crown Imperial – A Coronation March, and the breathtaking Awayday by Adam Gorb.

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Saturday, 11th October at 7pm

The Queensland Wind Orchestra presents Traditions – those pieces that evoke a sense of familiarity and a feeling of times been. Join us as we present Holst's classic First Suite in E-Flat and Grainger's masterpiece Lincolnshire Posy, as well as Curnow's lively Australian Variant Suite, Biebl's gorgeous Ave Maria, and many more.

Who We Are

The Queensland Wind Orchestra (QWO) is a community ensemble of approximately 45 musicians. Members are university students and graduates, music teachers and professionals from non-musical fields who share a desire to develop their ensemble musicianship in a challenging and dynamic environment.

What We Do

The QWO performs a series of public concerts each year at various venues around Brisbane. We are also passionate about the ongoing development and education of young musicians, evident by our partnership with the Inspire program and dedicated series of School Concerts / Workshops.

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Australia's best Wind Orchestra: 2014

The Queensland Wind Orchestra are the winners of the 2014 Australian National Band Championships for Open A Grade Concert Bands, making QWO Australia's best Wind Band in 2014, and the second time we've won the award.

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