Winners
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 our 2016 Concert Series.

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Australia's
leading wind orchestra
QUEENSLAND WIND ORCHESTRA

The QWO is a community ensemble of approximately 45 musicians. Members are university students and graduates, music teachers and professionals from non-musical fields who are sincerely committed to sharing evocative wind music with the greater community, broadening Queensland's musical culture. It's all about enriching lives through exceptional music-making.

Concerts
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Bands in Parks: Sunday Morning Classics
Sunday 4 November, 2018 at 10:30am - 11:30am

Make your Sunday special with David Law and the Queensland Wind Orchestra in an elegant morning concert of wind band classics.

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Gestures
December 8 at 7pm

Conducted by David Law, the Queensland Wind Orchestra ends the 2018 Season with their final concert, *Gestures*, featuring works from Jodie Blackshaw, Brian Balmages, Michael Gandolfi, Frank Ticheli, and more.

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Australian National Band and Orchestra Conference Gala (Open to General Public)
6 October 2018 at 7:30pm

Open to the general public, The Australian National Band and Orchestra Conference (ANBOC) joins forces the Queensland Wind Orchestra (QWO) for a gala concert in the Queensland Conservatorium Theatre. This concert, under the direction of David Law, Rachel Howley and Professor Rob McWilliams will feature ANBOC clinician Nathan Daughtrey performing his own composition "Concerto for Vibraphone & Wind Ensemble" as well as Moth by Viet Cuong, Early Light by Carolyn Bremer, My Sister's Tears by Ralph Hultgren and Frozen Cathedral by John Mackey, amongst other works.

 

 

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Bands in Parks: Kidspace – Dragons, Fairies and Superheroes
Sunday 5 August, 2018 at 10am - 11am

Queensland Wind Orchestra conducted by David Law takes kids on a magical journey through favourite films and light classics in this free concert as part of Brisbane City Council's Bands in Parks program. Dance along to music from Frozen, How to Train Your dragon and Toy Story. Light classics include Gladiator March and Ritual Fire Dance.

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 (out of competing three times).

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