Founded in February 2017, the award winning WA Wind Symphony seeks to redefine perceptions of what a concert band can be. The ensemble provides musicians with the opportunity to challenge the boundaries of instrumental performance, focusing on music written specifically for the symphonic band by composers from all around the world.
At the 2017 WA Band Festival, the ensemble gave its first ever public performance and won the A division championship trophy. The ensemble has won each subsequent state championship in 2018, 2019 and again in 2021 after the 2020 competition was postponed due to COVID restrictions.
In their first ever entry into the national arena, the ensemble was awarded three platinum awards and one gold award at the 2021 National Online Festival of Bands, the highest number of platinum level awards granted in the A Grade category in that festival.
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“I am full of admiration for the... Wind Symphony players after tonight’s phenomenal performance. For much of the first half, I felt like I was either in a foreign country, or seeing a touring group. Perth simply does not have bands of this calibre – until now. I... expected a typical community band, but nothing prepared me for the quality and virtuosity of this performance… I will be at every performance you give, that’s for sure.”