Meridian Winds

Petersfield Music Festival Family Concert on 17th March 2019

We really enjoyed playing at the Family Concert as part of the Petersfield Music festival.  There was a full audience with lots of children.  Don our MD got children involved and our particular highlight was the Padstow Lifeboat with 15 children playing on PBones and 3 children helping out in percussion section.  The children got the chance to try different instruments after the concerts and our players were happy to let me try .

 Check out the link to That’s Solent TV of our rehearsal

https://www.facebook.com/don.lloyd.9028/posts/2180765255474539


 

Another brilliant night for Meridian and a fantastic audience with a wonderful atmosphere in the hall. Nearly as good as the real thing ! Click the pic (above) to see the photo album

 

We finally ( April ) held our Wear A Hat Day contest in aid of Brain Tumour Research. It was postponed from March due to bad weather. As you can see, we all got into it and with prizes for the best hat. Thanks to Tim Norris for his organisation.

To see more pictures Visit the photo gallery

 

21st October 2017 - our 21st Birthday concert at Thornden Hall

Meridian Winds were joined by Southampton Concert Wind Band & Southampton Youth Wind Band for our 21st Birthday celebration concert, held at Thornden Hall in Chandlers Ford. Here we are at the rehearsal held in the afternoon.

What a great night. Playing with 90 other musicians and4 different conductors is a thrilling experience. Thanks to our guest bands and all the folks involved in organising this mammoth event

Another sell out concert at Waterlooville Music Festival

Meridian Winds performed at the final night of the Waterlooville Music Festival - Saturday 17th June 2017 at St George's Church. We call it "The last night of the Proms" and it follows the format of the eponymous event at the Royal Albert Hall. It was brilliant gig for the band, and by all accounts the audience loved it too.

Make sure you book early for next year, 2018 !


Meridian Winds was formed in 1996 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.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next Rehearsal

Sun 26th May 2019 14:30 at Gregg School

Next Event

Sat 15th June 2019, 19:30, Waterlooville Music Festival at St Georges Church

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Sun 21st April 2019 @ 10:08 by Steve Masters