Welcome to Meridian Winds
20th March 2016 and we are playing at the
Gregg School "Open Gardens" event. We were also supporting "Wear a Hat Day" for Brain Tumour Research. This year the actual day is 24th March. I'm pleased to say we
raised £182.32. Thanks to all who helped. This is our charity of choice because Barbara Henvest, one of our trombone players, recently died from this illness.
And thanks to all our deps who filled in the empty chairs on a very cold and overcast March day.
Meridian Winds was formed in 1987 by two instrumental teachers, Tim Norris and Tim Warren, and is made up of professional musicians, teachers and students. The object of the ensemble is to rehearse and perform wind band music of all styles to the highest possible standards.
The ensemble meets on a regular basis to rehearse at The Gregg School in Southampton and has a varied repertoire. This ranges from the best of contemporary music through transcriptions of film and TV scores to the more conventional military band fare of marches, waltzes and overtures. Listen to us play
As well as our concert work, we are always delighted to play for the local community based festivals and we welcome enquiries from organizers. We also work closely with local schools and colleges, encouraging young musicians to enjoy their music making and broadening their knowledge of this very accessible medium through workshops and concerts.