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: Music and Food Trucks Dance Party
10 June 2018 at 12pm - 1pm

The Queensland Wind Orchestra removes the bow-ties and gets into the swing of things with the QWO Big Band,  featured in the Brisbane City Council's Bands in Parks program's Music and Food Trucks Dance Party. Enjoy an afternoon of dining and dancing, with food from Downey Park Food Trucks and music in the rotunda featuring QWO Big Band, Rivercity Steel Band and Sunnybank Brass.

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Innovations
24 June at 3pm

Conducted by David Law, Innovations contains seven works by some QWO favourites: John Mackey’s The Frozen Cathedral, James Barnes’ Lonely Beach (Normandy 1944), excerpts from John Williams’ Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and Eric Wilson and Ola Gjeilo’s Sanctus; as well as composers new to QWO: Peter Graham’s Harrison’s Dream, Bruce Broughton’s Concerto for Tuba (featuring Thomas Allely on Tuba), and our very own Samuel Dickenson’s Xenocide.

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Gestures
December 8 at 7pm

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Spirits
September 22 at 7pm

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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